• 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Student, Alumni, and Donor News

President's Showcase

Amber Hedquist, Rosalind Helsinger, and Samantha Politano present their IDEA Grant projects on Nov. 19, 2020, during the virtual event.

Jenna Kelley

Jenna Kelley graduated from Florida State University in 2018 with an English degree, and her work as an on-air reporter at WJBF in Augusta, Georgia, recently earned her a 2020 GABBY for Best Online Produced Story..

John Wang

Now a professor of English at Montgomery College in Maryland, John Wang talks about the inspiration behind starting 'Juked' 20-plus years ago. in addition to how he handles writing, teaching, and family responsibilities.

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Doctoral student Dustin Pearson chose FSU for his graduate studies because of the English department's reputation and the opportunities to work a community of strong writers.

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This year's celebration is a virtual get-together, but the readings and festivities remain just as powerful and entertaining.

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."

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)...