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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Great things are happening in the English Department

 

October 27
event 10/27/2020

Creativity Workshop with Professor Alison Kibler (based on...

Virtual Event

 Tuesdays, October 13 to November 17  6:00pm-7:00pm via Zoom  (click for link) Open to members...

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November 03
event 11/3/2020

Creativity Workshop with Professor Alison Kibler (based on...

Virtual Event

 Tuesdays, October 13 to November 17  6:00pm-7:00pm via Zoom  (click for link) Open to members...

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Story 9/6/2020

Acting is Essential in Storytelling Performances

April Armstrong, who has appeared on stage, screen and television as an actor and singer, recently discussed the difference between a one-person show and a storytelling performance, which she will...

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Story 7/1/2020

F&M Senior Takes the Musical Road Less Traveled

Enjoying a virtual internship with SiriusXM, senior Vanessa Robustelli notes how her F&M music courses helped her discover career paths she had not considered. 

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Story 6/22/2020

Socrates Citation: Professor of English Patricia O'Hara

A roll-up-your-sleeves kind of colleague. A served-on-every-College-committee kind of colleague. An English Department chair par excellence.

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Writers House Social Distance Salon
Story 4/30/2020

Writers House Series Hosts Jonathan Groff

Actor Jonathan Groff fielded student questions about Hamilton, Frozen and pursuing your passion. Watch his Q&A and learn about his favorite spots near campus.  

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Story 4/20/2020

The 2020 William Uhler Hensel Junior Prize

The 2020 William Uhler Hensel Junior Prize winner is Kyra Lisse ‘22. 

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Story 4/20/2020

The 2020 William Uhler Hensel Senior Prize

 The 2020 William Uhler Hensel Senior Prize winner is Ben White '20.

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