Powerful Writing. Creative Reading. Language for a Lifetime.
Florida’s smartest English department reflects the creative diversity and interdisciplinary potential of the language that connects us. Our internationally acclaimed faculty have won more teaching awards than any other academic department at Florida State. We also write prize-winning fiction, prize-winning poetry, prize-winning scholarly editions, essays and books. We explore the best of the past and present in order to create a better future for everyone who reads (or hears) English. We aspire to train every student, at every level, how to get more from what they read, and how to achieve more with what they write.
With innovative new academic programs, 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 jobs in other Research 1 universities to Pulitzer Prize-winning artistic entrepreneurs. Come read with us, and write the future.
The English Department at Florida State University
Recent Faculty Publications
Michaels joins FSU English Ph.D. alumnus Blake Stricklin and English Professor S.E. Gontarski to focus on Burroughs' archives.
Dennis Moore is not just retiring from Florida State University after 28 years of teaching, mentoring, research, and service to the scholarly community at large. He is leaving the Department of English, the place during those nearly three decades that he says “has been an academic home, indeed, my fun home. Full stop.”
SyFy Network, Wattpad, and Tongal select recent FSU English graduate's science-fiction thriller to receive a story-to-screen production.
David Advent and Erin Christopher excelled throughout their undergraduate careers as English majors, so capping the experience by winning two major department awards is no surprise. Even if both students weren't quite sure what they won at first.