Department News

English department faculty members earn RESEARCH grants

Assistant Professors Rebecca Ballard (left) and Ali Sperling have been awarded a First Year Assistant Professor grant for summer 2024 from the FSU Council on Research and Creativity. Read more...

Alumna Tarah Jean illuminates local voices through newswriting

Her writing and editing experiences while a student at FSU opened the door to a full-time journalist job at the Tallahassee DemocratRead more...

Doctoral student Bridgette Sanders earns CCCC award

English-Rhetoric and Composition student Bridgette Sanders is the recipient of a 2024 Scholars for the Dream Travel Award. Read more...


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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