Offering literary study and creative writing

Literature

 Since we cannot separate language or literature from their cultural and intellectual contexts, the literature component of the English major at Franklin & Marshall offers a substantial historical base, with core courses on topics in the traditional periods of British and American literature.

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Creative Writing

 The track in creative writing joins the passion for language and imaginative writing with the study of literature. It is built upon the premise that reading widely and deeply in literature, including contemporary literature, is essential to becoming a skilled creative writer: in other words, that the best writers are also avid, engaged readers.

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Literary Legacy

As F&M,s Philadelphia Alumni Writers House celebrates its first decade, alumni reflect on how it has shaped their lives and careers 

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Mr. Eddy's Detroit

Bart Eddy ’64 believes young people hold the keys to the revitalization of Detroit — and his students are listening 

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Up Close: Patricia O'Hara

Professor of English Patricia O’Hara has taught at F&M since 1989. A specialist in British Victorian literature, she has published a wide range of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. O’Hara is serving in...

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Author Rock to Explore the Mystery of Writing

Writing is a process that is enigmatic to even the most accomplished writers, says author Peter Rock, who will be at Franklin & Marshall College Jan. 29 to honor the winners of the 2015 Jerome Irving...

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Author Finds Real Activism in Memoir Writing

Growing up in a town in the shadow of a federal nuclear laboratory, Kelly McMasters wondered how she could contribute to the memory of those residents sickened -- in some cases fatally -- from cancer...

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