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Congratulations to Andrea Kitta!!
Congratulations to Andrea Kitta, whose article “Medicine and Health Practices” was just published in The Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife Studies. It can be found here.   Here’s the abstract: Folk medicine and health practices have long been thought to be primarily old-fashioned and antithetical to modern medicine, whereas in actuality they are often used alongside and as

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Teacher Award
Congratulations Anna Froula!
Congratulations to Anna Froula, who was honored with the Scholar-Teacher Award at the University Teaching Awards ceremony on Monday night. Anna received a nifty engraved box from Chancellor Staton.   We also celebrated several teaching award nominees from the department at the ceremony: Brent Henze — nominated for Outstanding DE Teaching award Andrea Kitta — nominated for Alumni Association/Robert L.

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Multicultural Reading Day feature
Multicultural Reading Day! (Advertisement and Participation Information)
Come join the Multicultural Reading Day!  It will be held on April 19th, from 3:30-5 in Bate 1032.  Come by and see the talented guests or contact Gera Mills at milesg@ecu.edu to participate!!

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Pirates Aboard and Go English!
ECU’s Pirates Aboard Open House for Admitted Students was held on Saturday, March 24. English faculty and students were on hand to offer information and answer questions during the morning fair and in the subsequent Go English! sessions for prospective English and English Education majors. Big thanks to all the participants who helped make these events a success!  Below are some photos of

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American Shakespeare Center Photos
On March 24th through the 25th, the ECU English department hosted a trip to Staunton Virginia to the American Shakespeare Center.  They saw three plays: a tragedy, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, a history, Shakespeare’s Richard II, and a restoration comedy Congreve’s The Way of the World, and took a few wonderful pictures of their adventures! (Pictures below). Students also had the opportunity

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