Offering literary study and creative writing


 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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Story 2/27/2015

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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Story 1/28/2015

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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Story 1/22/2015

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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Story 12/11/2014

Faculty Focus

A regular recap of the achievements and published works of the faculty and professional staff at Franklin & Marshall College. 

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Story 12/4/2014

Professor Emily Huber Engages Students

 F&M English professor Emily Huber leads students in making a shield wall as part of an exercise in connection with Beowulf, which they are currently reading as part of the class titled "Tolkien's...

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