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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Great things are happening in the English Department


August 27
event 8/27/2019

Writers House Open House

Writers House Reading Room

 Come find out what the Writers House does, what programs and events we offer, find out about job...

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September 03
event 9/3/2019

Donut Tuesdays

Writers House Dining Room

 There will be donuts! Come to Writers House every other Tuesday morning for donuts, coffee, fruit,...

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Story 8/13/2019

Nationally acclaimed poet Patricia Smith selects Jessica...

 The Department of English congratulates Visiting Assistant Professor Jessica Guzman on her selection as the winner of the 2019 Gatewood Prize.

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Story 5/10/2019

Senior Spotlight: As First-Time Rower, He Came to Love the...

"My typical day starts down on the Susquehanna River, where I get to steal a glimpse of sunrise in between rowing drills." -- Brandon Schneider

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Story 5/8/2019

Dewey Award Citation: Professor Nicholas Montemarano

Professor Nicholas Montemarano is a compelling, original, and important voice in contemporary American letters. 

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