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

 

Story 5/4/2021

Nine Students Earn All-College Awards

Franklin & Marshall’s All-College Awards were presented to one graduating senior and eight underclassmen at the April 30 Recognition of Honors and Awards Ceremony.

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Story 4/30/2021

Pulitzer Playwright Pieces Together ‘My Broken Language’

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes explored her identity through language at F&M Common Hour.  Hudes is best known for authoring the musical “In the Heights” with Lin-Manuel...

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Story 4/19/2021

F&M Students Start Local Health Equity Program

After the pandemic began and the campus, like the country, went into lockdown, Christian Bogardus, a senior government and biochemistry double major, realized the situation gave him an opportunity to...

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Story 4/12/2021

The 2021 William Uhler Hensel Junior Prize

 The 2021 William Uhler Hensel Junior Prize winner is Kyra Lisse ‘22.

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Story 4/12/2021

The 2021 William Uhler Hensel Senior Prize

The 2021 William Uhler Hensel Senior Prize winner is Ashley Little '21.  

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Story 4/12/2021

The 2021 Elisabeth Doreen Shaw Russell Award in Creative...

The 2021 Elisabeth Doreen Shaw Russell Award in Creative Nonfiction is awarded to Marcela Pajares Berger '21.  

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Story 4/12/2021

The 2021 Arleen "Cookie" Faust Prize for Humor Writing

 The 2021 Arleen "Cookie" Faust Prize for Humor Writing is awarded to Kyra Lisse '22.

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Story 4/12/2021

The 2021 Alice and Ray Drum British Isles Summer Travel...

The 2021 Alice and Ray Drum British Isles Summer Travel Award winner is Tristan Steffe '22.

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