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

 

December 10
event 12/10/2019

Donut Tuesday

Writers House Reading Room

It's our last Donut Tuesday of the semester! Come to Writers House for donuts, coffee, and tea....

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December 10
event 12/10/2019

Writers House Community Meeting and White Elephant Party

Writers House Reading Room

 Join us for our annual White Elephant gift exchange, all current members of the F&M community are...

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Story 11/22/2019

2019 Rouse Scholars Find Empowerment in Their Endowment

Deliberate and self-assured, Lydia Shaw and Glory Jacquat, Franklin & Marshall College’s newest Rouse Scholars, share powerful ideas about leadership and life as they sit in a quiet room at Martin...

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Story 11/8/2019

Novelist and English Professor Montemarano Talks Truth in...

National news reports about the 1989 racially motivated Brooklyn murder of an African American teenager by a group of young white men, one of whom was his cousin, inspired Nicholas Montemarano to...

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Story 9/23/2019

F&M Senior Named ‘Most Promising’ by Academy of American...

He’s African American, but he was raised in an overseas environment where he never encountered racism. Yet, Franklin & Marshall College senior Jonny Teklit eloquently captured the historic, often...

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