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


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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Dewey Award Citation: Professor Nicholas Montemarano

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

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The 2019 William Uhler Hensel Senior Prize

The 2019 William Uhler Hensel Senior Prize winner is Katie Pierce '19.

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