The FSU English professor read selections from his forthcoming publication "The Painted Bunting’s Last Molt," which will be released in March 2020.
English Associate Professor Michael Neal won a University Undergraduate Teaching Award for the academic year of 2018-19, an honor he calls "gratifying but also humbling."
New RWC coordinator Jude Marr brings a varied academic background and familiarity with many types of writing to help students become better writers in general, not just with academics.
Paul Shields, who earned his Ph.D. from FSU in 2005, reflects back on his years of studying with Professor Stan Gontarski and learning more about Samuel Beckett.
Robert Stilling accepted the award at an October 17 conference. His book, "Beginning at the End: Decadence, Modernism, and Postcolonial Poetry," is a "deeply learned and original work that shows the necessity of bringing modernist and postcolonial studies together," writes the award committee chair.
Two days after English major Maura Binkley was killed in a Tallahassee shooting, Professor Gary Taylor expressed his grief on paper. The essay gained a wide readership online, and the editors for Best American Essays chose it for inclusions in this year's collection.
With a new vision, editors for The Southeast Review looks ahead with the aim to make the journal's content more accessible to readers.
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 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 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.
FSU English alumna Kelly Hall has seen the world from multiple perspectives, and now she is encouraging undergraduate students to follow a similar path.
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.
Howell will teach courses in American literature, history, and culture through a media studies lens at Yokohama National University and Tokai University. His grant proposal was entitled “Public Speaking and the American Publics.”
Florida State University doctoral student recognizes the power of walking in the footsteps of great writers, and she writes poetry that 'echoes the past.'
Alumna Amy Cicchino taught her students the skills they need to succeed beyond the classroom, and they, in turn, helped sharpen her focus on collaboration and problem-solving.
Karen Tucker's honor comes with a monetary prize, but more importantly, winning the award gave her "a welcome dose of encouragement."
George Mills Harper Professor of English Judith Pascoe empowers students to take charge of their academic and career paths and to reimagine the opportunities beyond the classroom.
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Florida State University doctoral student Dyan Neary had an eventful spring 2019 semester.
Neary is earning an English Ph.D. in creative nonfiction, and she won the department’s inaugural Adam M. Johnson Fellowship in late February. She followed up that success in early April by winning a PEO International Scholar Award.
Sigma Tau Delta focuses on the success of its members by promoting community involvement and their love of literacy. FSU's chapter, Rho Epsilon, represents the English department.
Many FSU English professors and English alumni give readings and show their love of literature at the Word of South festival, which is marking its fifth year as an arts and culture event in Tallahassee.
Over the past decade, technological advances and updates in the Williams Building have moved the English department forward, with SMART Boards and an Egan Board providing more flexible classroom spaces.
As he works on his doctoral dissertation, Healy focuses on how other educators can use digital tools and technology to their best advantage in the classroom. He also shares advice for undergraduate students who are considering graduate school as a next step.
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.
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.
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
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.
Chantelle Tuffigo compares academic advising to a logic puzzle, a thought-provoking task that produces a rewarding outcome.
The tricky parts of her job, such as advising students who wait until add/drop week to register for classes, help makes her work a fulfilling practice, especially when she can sort out what they need and find the solutions to their problems.
Chantelle Tuffigo and Jarmal Desire are both Department of English undergraduate advisors under Advising First. Their offices in the Williams Buildings are where students find the support and guidance they need to navigate the undergraduate experience as an English major.
The writing group provides positive peer-pressure for students to push each other to get into a consistent writing mode
The Society for Critical Exchange is relocating this year’s annual Winter Theory Institute conference from the organization’s home base in Victoria, Texas, to Tallahassee, Florida, specifically the Department of English at Florida State University. As co-hosts, SCE and the Literature-Media-Culture program of the English department say that even though the conference site is different, the event’s atmosphere will be the same: intense.
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.
Four undergraduate English majors—David Advent, Talise Burton, Colby Blackwill, and Erin Christopher—won 2018 IDEA Grants for their research projects, developed under the supervision of English department faculty members. FSU's Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement and the Office of the President sponsors the annual funding of the projects. Each student presented his or her project at the 2018 President's Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence.
Award-winning director Barry Jenkins is creating a buzz about winning more Oscars. The positive energy surrounding Jenkins’ new film If Beale Street Could Talk, in turn, is generating renewed appreciation for the Florida State University alumnus, especially in the English department.
Students, faculty members, and Tallahassee locals can find different, creative ways to spend a Tuesday evening in the capital city.
If a night of literary readings, a pleasant crowd, and delicious food sounds appealing, then The Bark at 8 p.m. is a good place and time to settle in.
The Department of English prides itself on offering students the most innovative scholarly programs with courses that cover a wide range of fields such as women’s studies, poetic technique, critical theory, film studies, and visual rhetoric, among others.
Ribó, assistant professor in the English department at Florida State University, has academic interests in Latinx, Caribbean, queer, border, cultural, and critical race studies that stem from personal experience, curiosity itself, and a love of literature, music, and film. He takes these interests and helps students explore them in class, around campus, and across Tallahassee, sharing an active and inquisitive approach to teaching.
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.
As 2016 neared its end, English Professor Jimmy Kimbrell found out he will have additional time to work on his newest collection of poetry, Flea Trap: an National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship accompanied Kimbrell’s Guggenheim Fellowship, which he won in April 2016.
Meegan Kennedy recently received a big boost from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and thanks to its support, she soon will be able to resume her research full time into some of the little things in life. Very little things.
Once a year, right past the turnstiles of Florida State University's massive Strozier Library, something unusual is heard: the sound of a story being read.
Catherine Deborah Davidson-Hiers fascinated with people's connection to food, culture. Audrey Wheeler eager to tell the story of Caroline Crane Marsh.