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 11/2/2016

Novelist Chang-rae Lee Nurtures Heart in the Darkness

Novelist Chang-rae Lee, the 2016–17 Hausman Lecturer, visits Franklin & Marshall College Nov. 9 to talk about his novels and the process that drives his writing.

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Story 10/20/2016

Shakespeare Fieldtrip - Saturday, September 24, 2016

 On Saturday morning, September 24th, 47 students and faculty boarded a coach for Washington, DC, and a day of “all things Shakespeare.” The students and faculty included: English Professor Tamara...

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Story 9/16/2016

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

Dear poets & writers of my F&Mily, I wrote you last from another hemisphere. It is winter there now & the cold sand slurps at the feet of tourists bold enough to brave wild windstorms for the...

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Story 6/7/2016

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 5/12/2016

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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