Buckner Speakers

Joyce Carol Oates and John Updike are just two of the many speakers the English Department has helped bring to the campus. If you want to talk to the best minds in literature, the English Department is a great starting place. Check out who else we've brought to campus..

 

wentworth travel

Want to see England the way Jane Austin saw it? You can -- if you are awarded one of the dozen or so fellowships that Mr. Charles F.Green III provides. Details are here.

application

Your first step to getting a Wentworth is to figure out what author or literary figure you'd like to follow. And then fill out the form, whose link is on this page.

Our students go global

Many of our Wentworth Fellows show their final poster projects at the twice-a-year English in Action Showcase. Check them out here.

Brian Keehn shows his Wentworth Travel Fellowship project at the Spring 2014 English in Action Showcase. Brian used the English Department travel grant to go to the United Emirates and attend a book fesitval. -- Photo by Rory Laverty

Brian Keehn shows his Wentworth Travel Fellowship project at the Spring 2014 English in Action Showcase. Brian used the English Department travel grant to go to the United Emirates and attend a book fesitval. -- Photo by Rory Laverty

Wentworth Fellows

2014-'15

  • Chris Hathaway
  • Christian Bateman
  • Amanda Ibarra
  • Jenna McCarthy
  • Anamarie Neville
  • Cameron Autry
  • Amber Hodge
  • Justine Chew
  • Hannah Granberry
  • Kristen Joyner
  • Kevin McClary
  • Alexandra Doria
  • Makel Supulski
  • Holly Lynn
  • Jack Kelly
  • Molly Klemarczyk
  • Michael Lee
  • Melissa Stone
  • Rebecca Haught
  • Storm Pilloff
  • Emily Miller

2013

  • Renee Sloan—Savannah
  • Loryn Bakken—Boston
  • Samantha Ridgway—California
  • Sara Sweeney—California
  • Jeremy Deal—Chile
  • Kate Akerman—India
  • Savannah Bryson—Ireland
  • Kathleen Bure—New York
  • Renee Poland—New York
  • Amanda Raxlin—New York
  • Shontoya Saddler—New York
  • Sarah Sather—Peru

2012

  • Juliane Bullard—Rudolfo Walsh/Buenos Aires
  • Gabby Pantalena—Prague
  • Lindsey May—California
  • Jessica Jacob—Germany
  • Hillora Lang—Scotland
  • Maegan Doss—CS Lewis’ Oxford
  • Casey Millikin—South Africa

2011

 

  • Skyler Bunn—Connoly’s Dublin
  • Alicia Copeland—Baldwin’s Paris
  • Pedro Cortes—Joyce’s Zurich
  • Meagan Culkin—Shakespeare’s Italy
  • Taylor Curley—Melville’s Nantucket
  • Maegan Doss—CS Lewis’ Oxford
  • Quincey Farmer—DuBois/Paris
  • Lauren Glass— Kostova’s Eastern Europe
  • Heather Griffin—Paris/Hemingway
  • Lisa Huynh—Williams’ New Orleans
  • Shasa Johnson—Dumas/Paris
  • Jaime Joyner—Wollstonecraft/London
  • JJ Knight—Schenone's Italy
  • Amber Lee—Alaska/Doug Fine
  • Madison Long—Into the Wild/Alaska
  • Shauna Maragh (grad)—San Francisco/Chinatown
  • Mari McWhite—Devil Wears Prada/NYC
  • Lili Patterson—Mexico/Born to Run
  • Ryan Pietrzyk—Denali Park/Alaska/Eggers
  • Natalie Price—Wordsworth’s Lake District
  • Patricia Russell—Woolf’s London
  • Adam Schuerger—Oondajte/Italy
  • Christina Simon—Bronte/Bath, Katie
  • Josh Wade (grad)—Doyle’s London
  • Rebecca Warfield—Jerusalem

2010

 

  • Kirk Barrett – Sarajevo
  • Laura Cowden – Rick Bragg’s Alabama
  • Olivia Cunningham – Istanbul, Turkey
  • Natasha Davison – Belgrade
  • Angela Franks – London
  • Aaron Fussell – Dublin
  • Tyler Hixson – Ernest Hemingway and Michigan’s Fox River
  • Jessica Jacob – Athens
  • Al-Sherre Johnson – Dominican Republic
  • Marie Lasure – Mumbai
  • Meghan Palko – New Orleans
  • Noelle Smith – Paris
  • Melanie Clark – Moscow
  • Bethany Hemenway – Oxford
  • Ruby Lisanti – London
  • Emily McCrary – GK Chesterton
  • Maria DiBengnino – WWI Poets
  • Amanda Easton – Dublin
  • Zach Rearick – Sylvia Plath and Boston
  • Valerie Surrett – Mary Shelley

2009

  • Trevor Brown – James Joyce's Dublin
  • Ryan Davis – Chinese Culture and Cuisine: Leslie Li's Food Memoir
  • Ashley Riggleman – Jane Austen's England
  • Kari Robinson – Ovid in Rome
  • Adam Schmick – The Transcendentalists of Concord, MA
  • Katie Staebell – Oscar Wilde in London and Dublin
  • Tiffany Strickland – Wales: Welsh Literature and Legend
  • Travis Watts – H. P. Lovecraft, Gothic Horror Writer: I Am Providence [R.I.]
  • Melody Wells – Jane Austen's England
  • Vanessa Allison – Boston and Brook Farm: Hawthorne and The Blithedale Romance
  • Ashley Ess – Oxford, England – the Oxford English Dictionary
  • Karlie Herndon – Kafka's Prague
  • Thomas Sowders – Huntington Library, San Marino, CA – Wallace Stevens
  • Kathryn Smith – various museums, archives, sites in Virginia and D.C – Poe

2007

  • Kelly French – Harlem Renaissance New York City (see her project here)
  • Laura Fussell – Lost Generation's Paris
  • Trisha Jones – John Steinbeck's California (Cannery Row)
  • Naomi Kemper – Shakespeare's England
  • Lora Meier – Bertolt Brecht's Berlin
  • Bernadette O'Neill – Frank McCourt's Limerick, Ireland (Angela's Ashes)
  • Sarah Rushing – Sarah MacDonald's New Delhi, India (Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure)
  • Crystal S. Tatum – Edgar Allan Poe's Charleston, SC, and Richmond, VA ("The Gold Bug")
  • Emily Wallwork – Shakespeare's England
  • Sarah Withers – Lucy Maud Montgomery's Prince Edwards Island (Anne of Green Gables)
  • James Yarley – C.S. Lewis' Oxford, England (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Shawna Blas – Scottish Highlands
  • Shawna Blas – Shakespeare's England
  • Amanda Cosgrove – Scottish Highlands
  • Bobby Cox – William S. Burroughs's Mexico City
  • Nicholas Damore – Scottish Highlands
  • Kyra Ferruccio – Nathaniel Hawthorne's Salem
  • Sarah McKone – Jonathan Swift's Dublin
  • Samuel Peterson – Scottish Highlands
  • Geovani Ramirez – James Fenimore Cooper's Upstate New York
  • Rebecca Rowell – Flanders, Belguim's Western Front
  • Lauren Scarpa – Flannery O'Connor's Georgia
  • Lindsey Shuford – Scottish Highland

2006

  • Erin Burke – Shakespeare's London
  • Wendy Chilcote – Jane Austen's London
  • Kimberly Friddle – Arthur Miller's Salem
  • Leslie Ann Frohnaple – Confucious's China
  • Amber Grogan – Arthur Miller's Salem
  • Kianoosh Hashemzadeh – Iran and the function of place
  • Taylor Parson – Kafka's Prague
  • Brandon Phillips – Family and Culture in Italy

2005

  • Sandie Campbell – Jane Austin's Bath
  • Bethann Cleary – Jack Kerouac's (and his beat comrades) San Francisco
  • Bonnie Dunbar – Emily Bronte's Haworth, England
  • Ceri-Louise Frid – James Joyce's Dublin
  • Douglas Myers – In Search of King Arthur
  • Elizabeth McKinley – Anne Frank's Amsterdam
  • Robert Nelms – Samuel Beckett's Dublin
  • Casey Quimby – Oscar Wilde's Ireland
  • Sarah Yeager – Pablo Neruda's Chile
  • Chandra Venable – William Butler Yeats' Ireland
  • Sara Willis –Charles Dickens's England

2004

  • Jessica Acuna – Paul Bowles' Morocco
  • Alison Barringer – Judith Lennox's Italy
  • Joni Corak – Gustave Flaubert's France
  • Geoff Goss – Dylan Thomas's Wales
  • Andrew Jones – Fyodor Dostoyevsky's St. Petersburg
  • Reid Kerr – Henrik Ibsen's Norway
  • Michelle Saraceni – Emily Bronte's England
  • David Bittner – James Kelman's Glasgow
  • Gordon Taylor Davis –Melville's Nantucket, MA
  • Dare Johnston – Beat Literature in Colorado and California
  • Heather Lucking – James Kelman and Alasdair Gray's Scotland

 

2003

  • Jazmin Capezza –Boccaccio's Itlay
  • Ericka Christie – Emily Dickinson's Amherst
  • Jennifer Colletti – Willaim Wordsworth's Britain
  • Brendan Drury – John Steinbeck's California
  • Erin Huels – Arthurian Britain
  • Lindsay Fitzgerald – Paris of the Lost Generation
  • Joshua Hunter – Ernest Hemingway's Italy
  • Kristine Jennings – Annette von Droste-Huelshoff's Germany
  • Melissa Metz – Johnathan Swift's Dublin
  • Chandra Roughton – Santiago and de Burgos's Pu

2002

  • George Brown – The Beat Poet's San Francisco
  • Elizabeth Byers – Mary Shelley's Germany and Switzerland
  • David Cagle – Bloomsday in Dublin
  • Lisa Cannizzaro – The Landscape of Pride and Prejudice
  • Amy Hawk – William Wordsworth's Lake Country
  • Briana Sinclair's – Sappho and the Greek Isles
  • Monica Stewart – the Festival of San Fermin in Pamplona

2001

  • Becky Heine – Jane Austen's England
  • Meredith Ledwell – Federico Garcia Lorca's Spain
  • Sara Lou – Franz Kafka's Prague
  • Dawson Jackson – Larry Brown's Oxford, Mississippi
  • Matt Schrum – Franz Kafka's Prague
  • Summer Stanger – William Butler Yeats's Ireland

 

 

 

Map of Fellows

The balloons show where our Wentworth Fellows have gone all over the world.

PUT THE WENTWORTH MAP HERE Where They've Gone

Click on any balloon to bring up the Fellow's name. It will also show a link to the student's final project.

Get Inspired

Follow in the footsteps of your favorite author and travel the world, to boot. It's easy to apply.

 

Contact Information:
Direct all questions about the Wentworth Fellowship to committee chair:

Dr. Nicholas Laudadio        (laudadion@uncw) or
Dr. Katie Peel                     (peelk@uncw.edu)

 


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