• Mark Winegardner earns Graduate Teaching Award

    In the fall of 2021, he begins his 25th year of teaching at Florida State in the Creative Writing Program, saying he looks forward to "talk about things I love and to open doors for people."

  • Emily Schutz reaches for, attains her scholarly goals

    She is on the editing, writing, and media track for the English major and will graduate in Summer 2021. Her studies and her involvement with Sigma Tau Delta have sparked an interest in journalism and social activism.

  • Aaron Rodriguez hopes to give BVI community better tool to ease reading process

    Rodriguez is an English doctoral student, and he is the co-developer of an app called Vizling, which improves the ability to access multi-modal texts.


Student, Alumni, and Donor News

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.

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.


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.