• Cocoa Williams is building paths to help digital scholars discover forgotten literature

    Williams won a Black Book Interactive Project award, which she is using to improve online tools that bring more African American works into the digital sphere.

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  • 'Curious scholar' Amber Cresgy wins teaching, dissertation awards

    Amber Cresgy won a Teaching Excellence Award and an English department award for her dissertation, 'Toward a New Neo-Slave Narrative: Troubling the Limitations of Genre in Black Women’s Speculative Bondage Narratives.'

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  • English department gathers to discuss ethnofuturisms

    The two-day gathering provided scholars an engaging environment for discussions, workshops, and readings.

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  • Award winner Jessi Thomsen values community of women scholars for their support

    FSU’s Rhetoric and Composition Program as a whole contributed to her selection as a 2020-21 P.E.O. Scholar, and the community of faculty, colleagues, and students have furthered her development as teacher and scholar.

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With innovative academic programs, we now graduate more English majors than any other public university in America. Our sustained and continuing strategic commitment to diversity has been a role-model for other departments at Florida State and around the country. We equip our ambitious, multi-talented undergraduate and graduate students to venture out into every corner of the new creative economies: from Broadway to the ACLU, from tenure-track professors in other Research 1 universities to Pulitzer Prize-winning artistic entrepreneurs. Come read with us, and write the future.

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She earned the distinction by completing the University Honors program, earning Honors in the Major by completing and defending an independent thesis project, and finishing her college career with a 4.0 GPA.


The Reading-Writing Center and Digital Studio tutors will help you with your class assignments and projects. Online appointments are now available.


Recent graduate of English Christian Ragland completed an Honors in the Major project titled "Resistance to a Transition: How Emerging Genres Navigate Social Resistance."


Recent graduate of English Zoe D’Alessandro completed an Honors in the Major project titled "Wiki-Donna: A Contribution to a More
Gender-Balanced History of Italian Literature Online."