• Graduate student Keri Miller 'charms' audience with Master's in Four presentation

    Her short stint in the spotlight earned Miller second place in the annual competition put on by FSU's Graduate School.

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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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  • '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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Student, Alumni, and Donor News

When Misha Rai was a teenager, at an all-girls boarding school in India, she and her friends would secretly smuggle and read romance novels despite them being banned by the nuns. A combination of her clandestine love for this type of writing and her other literary obsession, detective novels, resulted in a very odd early ambition.

Cocoa Williams, a Ph.D. student in the English department at Florida State University, is a 2016 recipient of the Philanthropic Education Organization Scholar Award, a $15,000 merit-based honor for women pursuing doctoral degrees.

Would-be writers learn early on that being successful is half luck and half skill, author and Florida State PhD student Brandi George says, adding that it is essential for writers to learn how to deal with and ignore rejection as well.

Deborah Solomon, who in May 2015 earned her doctorate degree from Florida State University in English literature, has been awarded a 2015 National Endowment for the Humanities year-long fellowship.

Department of English alumnus Adam Johnson has added a National Book Award to his list of literary accolades.

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)...