Welcome to Florida State University's Department of English.

Internationally recognized for their cutting-edge research and publications, our faculty offer a wide range of courses in literary fields, genres, and media. We equip our ambitious, multi-talented undergraduate and graduate students to venture out into every corner of the new creative economies: from academia to artistic entrepreneurialism, from publishing to social media marketing.

We are located in the Williams Building, which houses classrooms and the Augusta Conradi Theatre. We invite you to explore our program offerings and to meet our dedicated faculty, students, and staff.

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Creative Writing

Consistently ranked among the top writing programs in the country, the Creative Writing program offers a thriving community to writers who are looking to strengthen their craft while building life-long relationships in writing. 

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Literature, Media, and Culture

The Literature, Media, and Culture program exposes students to provocative questions that spark scholarly engagement and creativity, helping them discuss the social and political impact of literature.

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Rhetoric and Composition

The graduate program in Rhetoric and Composition focuses on rhetorical and social practices and theories of composition, particularly emphasizing the relationships between texts, technologies, language, and literacies. 

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Editing, Writing, and Media

The undergraduate Editing, Writing, and Media track emphasizes the production, analysis, and interpretation of historic, contemporary, academic, and everyday texts. 

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The English Department at Florida State University

Department News

frances tran receives 2021 Mellon Foundation Fellowship 

She received a Career Enhancement Fellowship administered by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

English Alumnus Neil St. john Rambana is 2021 fsu grad made good

He graduated in 1992 with dual degrees in English and political science and went on to earn his law degree, which led to him opening his practice in Tallahassee.

undergraduate and graduate students earn top honors 

Department of English faculty members congratulated the outstanding student writers, teachers, and scholars in a virtual ceremony.