• Brandi Nicole Martin challenges herself to write about challenging subjects

    Her poetry exploring the causes of trauma and mental illness garnered Martin prize-winning appreciation from the Missouri Review.

  • Taking on and conquering her challenges one at a time

    Marisa Anderson graduated with her English degree in May of 2017, took on the rigors of law school, and now has her sights set on the U.S. Army Jag Corps.

  • Discovering similar interests led to traveling same path

    Jade and Jordan Heise started out at FSU with plans to pursue degrees related to science, but their classes in the English department convinced them to switch majors.

  • Her "meditation process" inspires Diamond Forde's award-winning poetry

    She won the 2020 Furious Flower Poetry Prize, and her writing practices help keep Forde humble yet motivated.


Student, Alumni, and Donor News

Hannah Kealy

Before Hannah Kealy graduated from FSU in May 2018, the student-run campus magazine she co-founded, Strike, was being regularly published. She currently assists with the launching process of Strike chapters at other campuses.

Jade and Jordan Heise

Jade and Jordan Heise, twin sisters, graduated in the fall of 2020 with their English degrees in the Literature, Media, and Culture Program. They both started out at FSU with plans to pursue degrees related to science, but classes with English doctoral students caused them to switch majors.

Lauren Martin

Florida State University senior Lauren Martin is editor in chief of FSU Her Campus. She joined Her Campus in her first year at FSU because she appreciated the organization's ties to her career aspirations.

Diamond Forde

"Mother Body" explores the idea of mothering Forde’s “Black body,” and the poems delve into the concept of self-love related to a woman’s weight. The collection of poems, which Forde calls "my baby," is set for a March 15 release.

Kristian Denny

Denny is seasoned crisis management professional who has worked in the field for nearly 30 years, focusing primarily on politics at the national and state levels. She graduated from FSU in 1992


FSU's Graduate English Student Organization offers themed parties as well as casual gatherings to virtually socialize.

Digital Studio

Consultants assist undergraduate and graduate students who are working on digital projects and specialize in assistance geared toward completing assignments in English classes.

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Despite limitations due to the pandemic, leaders of the student organization bring more opportunities for workshops, panels, and networking.

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Three FSU English graduate students talk about the process to move their research or creative works from the written phase to the published stage.

Jerome Stern Reading Series

The Spring 2021 series ​highlights English graduate students’ and professors’ literary work and will be presented online via Zoom every Tuesday night throughout the semester.

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)...