• '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

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With a new vision, editors for The Southeast Review looks ahead with the aim to make the journal's content more accessible to readers.

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Melanie Flores and Ashley Falzoi relied on their English department courses and research work to find a place in one of FSU's academic organizations.

CJ Hauser

CJ Hauser appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and she wowed the host and viewers with her stories about her writing as well as how she inspires her students to find time to write.

Laurel Lathrop

Laurel Lathrop succeeded in all of the challenges to become a show contestant. She competes along with two other trivia buffs, in front of TV game show host Alex Trebek.

Kelly Hall

FSU English alumna Kelly Hall has seen the world from multiple perspectives, and now she is encouraging undergraduate students to follow a similar path.

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Gather weekly at The Bark restaurant to feed your creative cravings.

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Michaels joins FSU English Ph.D. alumnus Blake Stricklin and English Professor S.E. Gontarski to focus on Burroughs' archives.

Dennis Moore

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.”

Marcus Mota

University of Brasilia, Brazil Professor Marcus Mota reflects on his teaching experiences at FSU and his work with English Professor Stan Gontarki that led to Mota's book "Dramatugias. Conceitos, Exercícios e Análises," which is based on his course notebooks.

Diamond Forde

Florida State University doctoral student recognizes the power of walking in the footsteps of great writers, and she writes poetry that 'echoes the past.'

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)...