• Tarez Samra Graban serves as a consultant for new nightly national newscast

    WGN America-News Nation executives invited Graban to lead a training session for the network’s staff, and she offered input on rehearsals and scripts for the show as well.

  • Maxine Montgomery leads FSU's efforts to strengthen diversity and inclusion

    University President John Thrasher appointed Montgomery to chair a three-person executive committee that will direct the President’s Task Force on Anti-Racism, Equity and Inclusion.

  • Ravi Howard earns McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship

    Howard will use the year-long sabbatical to further research the role of African-American U.S. Army soldiers in the Battle of Blakeley, the last engagement of the Civil War, for his next novel .

  • Cocoa Williams is building paths to help digital scholars discover forgotten literature

    Williams won a Black Book Interactive Project award, which she is using to improve online tools that bring more African American works into the digital sphere.


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With innovative academic programs, we now graduate more English majors than any other public university in America. Our sustained and continuing strategic commitment to diversity has been a role-model for other departments at Florida State and around the country. 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 professors in other Research 1 universities to Pulitzer Prize-winning artistic entrepreneurs. Come read with us, and write the future.

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She earned the distinction by completing the University Honors program, earning Honors in the Major by completing and defending an independent thesis project, and finishing her college career with a 4.0 GPA.

The Reading-Writing Center and Digital Studio tutors will help you with your class assignments and projects. Online appointments are now available.

Recent graduate of English Zoe D’Alessandro completed an Honors in the Major project titled "Wiki-Donna: A Contribution to a More
Gender-Balanced History of Italian Literature Online."

Recent graduate of English Christian Ragland completed an Honors in the Major project titled "Resistance to a Transition: How Emerging Genres Navigate Social Resistance."