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 3/23/2020

The 2020 Jerome Irving Bank Memorial Short Story Prize

 The 2020 Jerome Irving Bank Memorial Short Story Prize winner is Audrey Lee '21.

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Story 3/12/2020

Professor’s New Book Explores How Humans Project onto Birds

The idea took flight in the North Museum, next to Franklin & Marshall College’s campus, when Assistant Professor of English Erik Anderson started on the trail of the black-tailed trainbearer, an...

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Story 3/3/2020

Bank Prize Winner Audrey Lee Talks About Inspiration and...

Novelist and short story writer Caitlin Horrocks chose senior Audrey Lee’s “Indiana, Hotter” as the winner of this year’s Jerome Irving Bank Memorial Short Story Prize. Runner-up honors went to...

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