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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The Pulse

 
Story 6/24/2015

Still Life With A Bird Field Guide

Inspired after a chance encounter in the basement of a Lancaster County museum, a Franklin & Marshall professor, with help from his Hackman Scholar, is pursuing a book about birds. 

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Story 6/15/2015

Alumni Arts Review IV Excerpts: Edge

This selection  of writing and art appears in Volume IV of the F&M Alumni Arts Review, an annual publication showcasing outstanding literary and visual works by F&M alumni.  

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Story 5/15/2015

Uncovering the Invisible Process of Creating

To many, the art of writing is a mystery, a process that is invisible to the unknowing. Recent Franklin & Marshall College graduate John Ancona '15 decided to try his hand at solving the riddle.

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Story 5/7/2015

Senior Spotlight: Paul 'Babe' Berry

Easton, Md., native Babe Berry honed his voice and became a leader during his four years at F&M.  

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Story 5/7/2015

2015 William Uhler Hensel Senior Prize

 The 2015 William Uhler Hensel Senior Prize co-winners are Katie Machen '15 and Livia Meneghin '15.   The winning essays are titled "Restricted Female Identities in a Man's World in Morrison's Song...

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Story 5/7/2015

2015 Elisabeth Doreen Shaw Russell Award in Creative...

 The 2015 Elisabeth Doreen Shaw Russell Award in Creative Nonfiction is awarded to Katie Machen '15.  Her winning essay is titled "Three Birds There".

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Story 5/7/2015

2015 Arleen "Cookie" Faust Prize for Humor Writing

  The 2015 Arleen "Cookie" Faust Prize for Humor Writing is awarded to Warren Glynn '15 and Douglas Hill '15.  The winning essays are titled "Oops" by Glynn and "Firing Jim" by Hill.

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Story 5/7/2015

2015 Academy of American Poets Poetry Prize

 The 2015 Academy of American Poets Poetry Prize winner is Arielle Lipset '15. Her winning poem is titled "Poppy".   Honorable Mention is awarded to John Ancona '15.  His poem is titled "The Room of...

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Story 5/6/2015

Senior Spotlight: Abigail Quint

Indiana native Abigail Quint says she loves how the F&M community pushes each student to be his or her very best.

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Story 4/14/2015

Emerging Writers to Meld and Shift Words at Annual Festival

The 14th annual Emerging Writers Festival, a three-day literary event that brings five rising guest writers to campus, begins Wednesday, April 15. The featured writers are Kristin Dombek, Ansel...

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