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 5/12/2016

2016 William Uhler Hensel Junior and Senior Prizes

The 2016 William Uhler Hensel Prize winners are Dustin Smith '17 (Junior Prize) and Anh Nguyen '16 (Senior Prize).   Their winning essays are titled "Distinctions in Delicacy" by Smith and "'Rent...

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Story 5/12/2016

2016 Elisabeth Doreen Shaw Russell Award in Creative...

 The 2016 Elisabeth Doreen Shaw Russell Award in Creative Nonfiction is awarded to Lucy Kirkman '17.  Her winning essay is titled "Long Sleeve, Short Sleeve".

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Story 5/12/2016

2016 Alice and Ray Drum British Isles Summer Travel Award

The 2016 Alice and Ray Drum British Isles Summer Travel Award winner is Cassandra Garison '18.  The title of Cassandra's project is "Intertwining of Poetry and Architecture Within the British Isles". 

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Story 5/12/2016

2016 Arleen "Cookie" Faust Prize for Humor Writing

The 2016 Arleen "Cookie" Faust Prize for Humor Writing is awarded to Mia Samuels '17.  Her winning essay is titled "Arrested Development".

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Story 5/11/2016

2016 Academy of American Poets Poetry Prize

The 2016 Academy of American Poets Poetry Prize winner is Delia Pepper '16. Her winning poem is titled "Flight".   Honorable Mention is awarded to Cadence Pentheny '16.  Her poem is titled "The...

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Story 5/9/2016

2016 Jerome Irving Bank Memorial Short Story Prize

 The 2016 Jerome Irving Bank Memorial Short Story Prize winner is Scott Rapoport '17.  Delia Pepper '16 was awarded runner-up.  Photo (l-r):  Scott Rapoport '17 , prize judge Robin Black, Larry Bank...

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Story 5/6/2016

Meg Day's Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship Recap:...

Last week, as I was sitting on the Capricornia Cays National Park pontoon in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef and shading my eyes from the neon glow of the water, all I could think was There is...

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Story 5/4/2016

Three Fulbright Awards Among 12 Fellowships Earned by F&M...

Franklin & Marshall College, named a "top producer" of Fulbright scholars in 2014, produced three more this spring, as well as nine other scholarly fellows.

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Story 4/14/2016

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Speak at F&M in October

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball's all-time leading scorer and the six-time NBA champion who is now a writer and political activist, has been named Franklin & Marshall College's 2016 Mueller Fellow.

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Story 4/4/2016

Five Writers, Three Days, One Rewarding Event

For 15 years, Franklin & Marshall College's Emerging Writers Festival has been bringing five young writers to campus for three days of intensive workshops and intimate readings, giving students a...

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