• As a down-to-earth scholar, Kendall McDonald reaches a high academic plateau

    The 2020 English graduate wrapped up her studies in the Creative Writing Program by accomplishing one of Florida State University's top honors.

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  • 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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Student, Alumni, and Donor News

Cathy Barrios

Cathy Barrios's support comes in many forms: advising students about potential internship, career, and campus involvement opportunities; hosting events on campus to ensure students have access to the Career Center’s services; sitting on panels to offer in-person advice for students; and even visiting classes to speak with students in a more informal way.

Inma Silverio

As the department’s academic support specialist and senior advisor, Inmaculada Silverio guides students with their scheduling and suggests classes to help them succeed. She also works with English department administrators to ensure that the department offers students the classes and materials they need to adequately progress within their major concentrations.

Winn PSU board

FSU student Demetrius Winn won the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Book Stipend award to acknowledge his excellence in the classroom and his activist work on campus

Jarmal Desire

When advising students in the English department, Jarmal Desire not only guides students in the path they want to take for their future, but he also advises them to look outside their schooling. With Advising First information, he is often prepared to make students aware of the different resources available to them.

writing group

The writing group provides positive peer-pressure for students to push each other to get into a consistent writing mode

SER

The Southeast Review has always been a literary gem in the English department, but current Editor-in-Chief Dorothy Chan is curating content to reflect the diversity in the writing world.

Roberts Parade

When a writer wins an award, the honoree usually receives a certificate or a plaque, maybe even gets the opportunity to give a short thank-you speech in front of colleagues.

For her most recent honor, Florida State University English Professor Diane Roberts took a more celebratory route—literally. After FSU named Roberts its 2018 Alumni Distinguished Writer, she earned a slow-moving ride in the October 19 homecoming parade.

Welcome

Being a college student comes with an array of questions and thoughts, especially about the future.

Luckily, the Department of English has advisors who are available to help students figure out if an English major is best for them, to discuss course mapping issues, to make sure all university requirements are fulfilled, and even to discuss post-graduation options.

Figuring who you want to be and what direction you want your life to go is a constant struggle many college students face.

For Florida State University English department alumna and independent filmmaker Kat Candler, her own enthusiasm for movies and the help of some film students during her first year in college led her to the world of filmmaking.

Department of English alumna Christina Parodi had what could be called by any description an exhaustive college experience.

A first-year semester studying abroad. An internship teaching English in Peru. Another internship with Florida State University’s International Rescue

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)...