• English department prepares for upcoming symposium on ethnofuturisms

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

  • Stan Gontarski brings Samuel Beckett to the local screen and stage

    "Beckett Short Films," which he directed, kicks off a two-week showcase of Beckett's work, including a performance of his revised version of "Endgame."

  • Kathleen Yancey receives career-defining award for her commitment to education

    The National Council of Teachers in English honored her in a November ceremony that recognized her influential contributions to the discipline.

  • Robert Stilling's first book earns a second recognition for 2018 publication awards

    The Modern Language Association named "Beginning at the End: Decadence, Modernism, and Postcolonial Poetry" as Honorable Mention for its Prize for a First Book, which followed the Modernist Studies Association naming the book as its 2018 First Book Prize.


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Craft is a fourth-year doctoral student in FSU's Creative Writing Program, and her debut poetry collection, Plunder, won the 2019 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize.

She was one of 14 finalists who competed to win the competition. Miller's presentation was titled "Crafting the Setting of a Novel: Inspiration, Imitation & Invention" and explained the reasons for the location she chose for her novel.

The day-long symposium will allow visitors to see the different ways that students are creating digital projects now and where digital work is headed for the future.

The Southeast Review has undergone an extreme makeover, thanks to Linge and their editorial staff. But the editor is nothing but enthusiastic about the work.