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

Tarez Samra Graban publishes 65,000-word annotated bibliography

"Global and Non-Western Rhetorics: Sources for Comparative Rhetorical Studies," in Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric and Society.

Romeo + Juliet and West Side Story celebrate anniversaries

Carla Della Gatta's Folger Shakespeare Library posts explore Latinx representation in both musicals. (Click each title for more.)

Alumna Diane McCain honored with statewide award

First-hand experience with a horrific campus tragedy led to her commitment to improve lives of women in Florida.