• 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

Kaveh Akbar

Akbar earned his Ph.D. in English-Creative Writing in 2018 from Florida State University. He began his tenure as poetry editor for The Nation on Sept. 1.

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She earned the distinction by completing the University Honors program, earning Honors in the Major by completing and defending an independent thesis project, and finishing her college career with a 4.0 GPA.

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The Reading-Writing Center and Digital Studio tutors will help you with your class assignments and projects. Online appointments are now available.

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Recent graduate of English Christian Ragland completed an Honors in the Major project titled "Resistance to a Transition: How Emerging Genres Navigate Social Resistance."

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Recent graduate of English Zoe D’Alessandro completed an Honors in the Major project titled "Wiki-Donna: A Contribution to a More
Gender-Balanced History of Italian Literature Online."

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Recent graduate of English Gabrielle Donofrio finished her college career in May 2020 with the designation of being University Honors student.

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Once Toni Galeassi switched her major from biochemistry to English, she took advantage of the department's array of resources, including courses, internships, and career networking.

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Recent graduate of English Carly Colonna finished her college career in May 2020 with the designation of being University Honors student.

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Recent graduate of English Gabriela Rodriguez finished her college career in May 2020 with the designation of being University Honors student.

Kim MacQueen

Working with colleagues from her time working at the Florida Flambeau, Kim MacQueen is guiding the effort to "capture the spirit" of working for the independent newspaper.

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)...