• Robert Stilling's first book wins 2018 Modernist Studies Association Award

    The announcement describes "Beginning at the End: Decadence, Modernism, and Postcolonial Poetry" as a major publication that "gives new and global life to decadence."

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  • Best American Essays selects Gary Taylor's essay for inclusion in 2019 edition

    His “Death of an English Major” is part of the collection that was published in early October. The editor cited the essay’s "deep humanism" as one reason for its place in the publication.

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  • Feroz Rather tells the stories of everyday Kashmiri lives

    English department Ph.D. student Feroz Rather's "fierce and lyrical" writing gives a voice to the silenced people in his home country.

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  • A recharged perspective leads to advocating novel future paths for students

    George Mills Harper Professor of English Judith Pascoe has merged her own academic pursuits with empowering the next generation of students to broaden their opportunities and outlooks on learning.

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Young, a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, presented his paper titled “The Rhetorical Legacies of Chinese Exclusion: Appeals, Protests, and Becoming Chinese American.” Young also spoke about his past and future research interests.


A student in FSU's English department in the 2000s, alumna Jacqueline Suskin made a name for herself writing poetry with a relic from the 1950s


When Emma Moody was in high school, she received a camera as a gift. She turned that present into a way to see the world through a caring and creative perspective.


Co-founders Caroline Butler and Parker Logan created the Undergraduate Reading Series, which gives four writers 20 minutes to share their work, both fiction and poetry writing, in front of the audience.