• Year-end awards honor undergraduate and graduate students for their excellence

    The Department of English recognized outstanding writers and scholars for their exemplary work in a virtual ceremony.

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  • Putting loss into words

    English department community members offer portraits of Karen Laughlin, their valued colleague.

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  • Publisher Kim MacQueen looks to her past for one of many future projects

    The English alumna found friendship and family at the Florida Flambeau during a formative time in her life. Now she is gathering shared memories from others for publication.

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  • English department offers Honors in the Major Program students rich, diverse scope for research and creativity

    English majors are applying their writing and research skills in increasing numbers, adding another academic achievement to their list of accomplishments.

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Student, Alumni, and Donor News

Jayme Ringleb’s literary journey has helped him evolve as an artist and an editor, and he encourages aspiring writers not to limit themselves.

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Karen Tucker was originally drawn to fiction as an avid young reader, but she did not begin writing until she was in her 30s, however.

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Laura Smith’s role with the SER is key to the journal's success with the fairly new approach of expanding author representation and readership through its weekly, online publication.

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The Southeast Review has undergone an extreme makeover, thanks to Linge and their editorial staff. But the editor is nothing but enthusiastic about the work.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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

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)...