• 'Please welcome to the stage, the highly acclaimed and beloved author...'

    Using the right blend of wit and praise to introduce a reader at the Jerome Stern Distinguished Writers Series is a thoughtful process.

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  • Anne Meisenzahl explores spirituality and self in her debut novel, Long Time Gone

    Her return to college to study literature and writing motivated the 2009 alumna to embark on a journey to publish her book, fueled by the encouragement from her professors.

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  • Sigma Tau Delta expands organization's membership

    The Florida State University English Honor Society promotes community involvement and a love of literacy.

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  • Reading group adds depth and diversity to field of study

    English department graduate students bring a variety of experiences and goals to Queer Studies Reading Group.

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Student, Alumni, and Donor News

jerome stern series

Several English doctoral students talk about the process of introducing someone and being introduced before a Tuesday night reading at The Bark.

Anne Meisenzahl

While continuing her work in the community educating formerly incarcerated and underprivileged adults, she earned her Master of Fine Arts in 2009, an experience that English faculty members made "really special" for Meisenzahl.

Jerome stern series

The Spring 2020 series readings take place every Tuesday at 8 p.m. at The Bark on 507 All Saints St. The lineup includes poets, one of whom won the 2018 Florida Book Award, an FSU alum with a debut story collection, and a Pulitzer Prize winner in nonfiction.

YAA

Mathieu and Albaum joined 20 other FSU alumni who were recognized as ‘Notable Noles’ at the fall 2019 Young Alumni Awards Dinner.

Queer Studies

The English department's Queer Studies Reading group is “an interdisciplinary, discussion-based group that investigates reading relevant to the field of queer studies and transgender studies."

GREEN LOGO

The department's sustainability efforts earned the highest designation from Florida State University’s Green Office Certification Program.

IDEA grant

English undergraduate students Hannah Justus, Alexa Kellenberger, Sabine Nemours, Ashley Rosado, and Zoe Zirlin all won 2019 IDEA Grants.

IDEA grant

The junior English major says her research revealed that Latinas in the technology field tend to support each other when it comes to advancing in the technology industry.

IDEA grant

The second-year English major helped to track an archive called "Dante Today," which compiles outside contemporary references to Dante within the archive.

IDEA grant

Zoe Zirlin, who is earning a minor in English, encourages all students to reach out to professors at FSU with their research ideas: "It really is a ‘you get out what you put in’ situation here."

Student Profiles

Angela Lertkiratikul

Angela K. Lertkiratikul is currently a senior majoring in English with a focus in Editing, Writing, and Media and minoring in biology.

Suzanne Raybuck

Suzanne Raybuck is an Honors student and Presidential Scholar in her sophomore year at Florida State University and is pursuing dual degrees in English with a concentration in Editing, Writing and Media and Information Technology.

David Advent

David Advent is in his senior year at Florida State University, double majoring in English with a concentration in Literature and International Affairs...

Erin Christopher

A third-year senior from Lexington, Kentucky, Erin came to Florida State University to study English with a concentration in Creative Writing for her major. . .

Mae Espinosa

Mae is a junior dual degree student who is studying English Literature with a Communications minor, as well as earning a double major in Political Science and International Affairs. In the fall of 2018, Mae starts her honors thesis...

Rosalind Helsinger

In her freshman year, Rosalind organized the start of a campus Shakespeare Club because she realized there was not a student outlet to unite the literary and theatrical aspects of Shakespeare...

Colby Blackwill

Colby recently was awarded an IDEA grant for his honors thesis. English Professor James Kimbrell is supervising Colby’s thesis...

Talise Burton

Talise Burton is a senior English major with a concentration in Creative Writing and she is earning a minor in Entrepreneurship. As a 2018 IDEA Grant recipient...

Catherine Buckler

Catherine Buckler graduated in May 2018 with an English degree (Editing, Writing and Media track) and minors in Philosophy and Film Studies...

Nicole Tripodis

Nicole is a junior English major studying on the Editing, Writing, and Media track, with a minor in Art History. She has spent the past two summers in New York City as an intern...

Rebecca Barton

In her sophomore year at Florida State University, Rebecca had the privilege of participating in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)...