Welcome to FSU's Department of English.

Internationally recognized for their cutting-edge research and publications, our faculty offer a wide range of courses in literary fields, genres, and media. We equip our ambitious, multi-talented undergraduate and graduate students to venture out into every corner of the new creative economies: from academia to artistic entrepreneurialism, from publishing to social media marketing.

We are located in the Williams Building, which houses classrooms and the Augusta Conradi Theatre. We invite you to explore our program offerings and to meet our dedicated faculty, students, and staff.

Creative Writing

Consistently ranked among the top writing programs in the country, the Creative Writing program offers a thriving community to writers who are looking to strengthen their craft while building life-long relationships in writing. 

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Literature, Media, and Culture

The Literature, Media, and Culture program exposes students to provocative questions that spark scholarly engagement and creativity, helping them discuss the social and political impact of literature.

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Rhetoric and Composition

The graduate program in Rhetoric and Composition focuses on rhetorical and social practices and theories of composition, particularly emphasizing the relationships between texts, technologies, language, and literacies. 

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Editing, Writing, and Media

The undergraduate Editing, Writing, and Media track emphasizes the production, analysis, and interpretation of historic, contemporary, academic, and everyday texts. 

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The English Department at Florida State University

Department News

Russ Franklin switched interests to creative writing from math/physics

The English faculty recently participated in FSU's Festival of the Creative Arts, discussing his appreciation for the graphic novel genre.

FSU swimmer, English major Destany Lewis embraces her communities

The second-year student-athlete works toward creating a space of truth and reintroducing a sense of empathy in society.

Maxine Montgomery named Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor

A professor in the English Department since 1988, Maxine has earned the highest honor FSU’s faculty can bestow on a colleague.