• 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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New RWC coordinator Jude Marr brings a varied academic background and familiarity with many types of writing to help students become better writers in general, not just with academics.

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A student in FSU's English department in the 2000s, alumna Jacqueline Suskin made a name for herself writing poetry with a relic from the 1950s

Paul Shields, who earned his Ph.D. from FSU in 2005, reflects back on his years of studying with Professor Stan Gontarski and learning more about Samuel Beckett.

Emma Moody

When Emma Moody was in high school, she received a camera as a gift. She turned that present into a way to see the world through a caring and creative perspective.

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Co-founders Caroline Butler and Parker Logan created the Undergraduate Reading Series, which gives four writers 20 minutes to share their work, both fiction and poetry writing, in front of the audience.

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Student journalists have an outlet to learn more about the field and to network with others who are seeking jobs in the industry.

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With a new vision, editors for The Southeast Review looks ahead with the aim to make the journal's content more accessible to readers.

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Melanie Flores and Ashley Falzoi relied on their English department courses and research work to find a place in one of FSU's academic organizations.

CJ Hauser

CJ Hauser appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and she wowed the host and viewers with her stories about her writing as well as how she inspires her students to find time to write.

Laurel Lathrop

Laurel Lathrop succeeded in all of the challenges to become a show contestant. She competes along with two other trivia buffs, in front of TV game show host Alex Trebek.

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)...