• 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

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Recent graduate of English Nicholas Holt completed an Honors in the Major project titled "Oh—To Be A Worm!"

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Recent graduate of English Caleb Dros completed an Honors in the Major project titled "Tobacco/Sand."

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English majors are applying their writing and research skills to the Honors in the Program in increasing numbers, adding another academic achievement to their list of accomplishments.

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Working in a corporate environment was not his dream job, so he jumped into the world of freelance writing.

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No in-person ceremony for the Department of English's Awards Ceremony was no problem, as the event shifted to a virtual presentation.

Karen Laughlin

Karen Laughlin came to FSU in 1982 and held a joint appointment in English and Humanities for several years. She held a position as associate professor of English, and she spent her entire professional career at FSU. For the past 17 years, she led the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

Logan Bearden

Bearden earned his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees at FSU, moving through literature and rhetoric and composition for his studies.

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Editors in chief at three campus publications have continued to guide their staffs through disruptions and changes the COVID-19 pandemic has created for students.

Nicole Tripodis

The English major and art history minor used her go-getter attitude to break into the fashion media industry.

jessi thomsen

Winning the award was a shock, but she is encouraged to know that scholars outside of her discipline recognize the importance and value her own research.

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)...