Mallory Featured in Pirate Profile

Dr. Anne Mallory is currently featured in a Pirate Profile, which rotates on ECU’s home page. Austin Allen, senior biochemistry and member of the Pirate Men’s Tennis Team, lists Mallory as the “professor who influenced him the most.”

Allen states, “Dr. Anne Mallory was my English 1100 professor and greatly improved my writing skills. It was a ton of work at the time, but the improvements she brought to my writing abilities have helped in all of my other pursuits.”

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Creative Writing Faculty Featured in the East Carolinian

Six Creative Writing faculty members (Luke Whisnant, John Hoppenthaler, Amber Flora Thomas, Robert Siegel, Liza Weiland and Randon Billings-Noble) read from their work on Feb. 26 to raise food for the Eastern and Central Food Baka of North Carolina (

Whisnant and Hoppenthaler were featured in the East Carolinian discussing their hopes for the reading.

To read the full article, please go to the East Carolinian site.

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THCAS Excels 2019

Dr. Thomson Shields, Margaret Rogers, Mayee Zhu, Garrett Yarbrough, Quadir Holmes, and Dr. Lida Cope. (Photo Courtesy of Rob Taylor)

First-semester students at ECU who earned Honor Roll or higher were honored at the THCAS ECU Excels reception held on February 15th in the New Student Center. Twenty three BA English and BS English Education/English majors were invited to THCAS Excels. English majors Mayee Zhu, Quadir Holmes,​ Margaret Rogers, and their families attended the event.

Garrett Yarbrough, a BA English/History senior, EC Scholar, and one of the leaders on the Dean’s Student Council, spoke during the ceremony.

Congratulations to all the students and Go English!

ECU Creative Writing Faculty Hold Reading — Feb. 26

ECU graduate creative writing faculty will hold a reading to benefit the Eastern NC Food Bank on Tuesday, 26 February at 7:00 PM in Bate 1023. Reading from their work will be poets John Hoppenthaler and Amber Flora Thomas, dramatist Bob Siegel, essayist Randon Billings Noble, and fiction writers Luke Whisnant and Liza Wieland.

Admission: canned good, nonperishable food item, or donation at the door.

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Frost to Spend Summer at National Humanities Center

Dr. Erin Frost was selected for a summer residency at the National Humanities Center (Research Triangle Park, NC), and is now featured in ECUnow — “English Associate Professor Selected for National Humanities Center Summer Residency.”

“I’m so excited and really honored,” Frost said. “I’m thrilled that there is a program like this to support projects in the humanities.”

Frost will spend four weeks in June at the Center where she will work on her current book — Feminist Technical Communication.

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Photo of Dr. Su-Ching Huang

Huang Lectures at Guangdong University in China

Dr. Su-ching Huang, gave two lectures and one roundtable workshop at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China, during the holiday break.

Guangdong University published a news story about Su-ching’s visit. The article is written in Mandarin, but through translation, the article states, “[Lectures such as these] are of great benefit to promoting the academic development of our college.”

Dr. Huang’s two lectures were “Chinese Bodies in Motion: Kung Fu Panda and Transnational Martial Arts Film” (Dec. 18) and “Chinese Cuisine, American Dream: Model Minority Discourse in Cao Youfang’s novel American Moon” (Dec. 19). The roundtable workshop was titled “Culinary Identities in US literature and Film” (Dec. 18).

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