• 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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  • 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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  • Alumna and multimedia journalist Gail Levy clicks with her community

    She brings Panama City's celebrations and hardships to viewers, showing her personable approach with each story.

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  • Amber Cresgy shines as an award-winning instructor

    She enjoys guiding students to the "lightbulb moments," times when the lessons inspire their learning.

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Student, Alumni, and Donor News

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

The Florida State University English department honored 26 undergraduate and graduate students April 20 during the annual awards ceremony for their exceptional writing and work.

Bobbie Cavnar

Florida State University alumnus Bobbie Cavnar, who graduated from FSU in 1999, is one of those teachers. In mid-February 2018, the National Endowment for the Arts Foundation named Cavnar the Nation’s Best Teacher for 2018.

Students who are earning advanced academic degrees find many ways to enhance their research and scholarship. They rely on professors to mentor them and guide them through the process.

Kaveh Akbar

As the collection of poetry and literature stacked on Kaveh Akbar’s desk grows, so does his mind. He regularly has conversations between his own voice and with the writers of the countless books he keeps nearby.

Born and raised in Tallahassee, Yolanda Franklin earned both her undergraduate degree and a PhD in English from Florida State University. Her new book of poetry Blood Vinyls (July 2018) is available for pre-order through Anhinga Press.

When Dorothy Chan was an undergraduate at Cornell University, she met with one of her advisors, Associate Professor of English Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, to discuss the process for applying to graduate programs. Chan specifically asked if she should cater the package of poems she sent with her applications to the specific schools.

Taylor Clement, a doctoral candidate in Renaissance Literature and History of Text Technologies, has been awarded a 2017-18 Mellon/American Council of Learned Studies Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

Catherine Deborah Davidson-Hiers fascinated with people's connection to food, culture. Audrey Wheeler eager to tell the story of Caroline Crane Marsh.

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)...