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 6/14/2018

Editor from HarperCollins meets with F&M students

On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Stephanie Stein, an editor at HarperCollins, spoke to a room full of students at Ware College House about writing and careers in publishing. 

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Story 5/12/2018

Williamson Medalist Citation In Honor of Caroline Lawrence

F&M faculty praise Caroline for her deep social conscience and a burning desire to discover more about what makes us truly human, which have led to her academic research in five distinct disciplines.

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Story 5/8/2018

The 2018 William Uhler Hensel Junior Prize

 The 2018 William Uhler Hensel Junior Prize winner is Vanessa Chen '19. 

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Story 5/8/2018

The 2018 Elisabeth Doreen Shaw Russell Award in Creative...

 The 2018 Elisabeth Doreen Shaw Russell Award in Creative Nonfiction is awarded to Coral Bello-Martinez '20.  

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Story 5/8/2018

The 2018 Arleen "Cookie" Faust Prize for Humor Writing

The 2018 Arleen "Cookie" Faust Prize for Humor Writing is awarded to Darby Lucius-Milliman '20. 

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Story 5/7/2018

The 2018 Academy of American Poets Poetry Prize

 The 2018 Academy of American Poets Poetry Prize winner is Sarah Summerson '18.

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Story 5/7/2018

The 2018 Alice and Ray Drum British Isles Summer Travel...

 The 2018 Alice and Ray Drum British Isles Summer Travel Award winner is Katherine Pierce '19.

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Story 5/7/2018

The 2018 Jerome Irving Bank Memorial Short Story Prize

 The 2018 Jerome Irving Bank Memorial Short Story Prize winner is Liam Chan Hodges '19. 

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Story 4/13/2018

Writing the Self: English Professor Reads from New Memoir

On one of the first warm nights of spring, Associate Professor of English Sands Hall delivered a joyful reading at Franklin & Marshall College from her recently released memoir, “Flunk. Start.:...

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Story 4/4/2018

Poets and Playwrights Help Kick Off 17th Emerging Writers...

Since 2002, the Franklin & Marshall College English Department’s marquee event, Emerging Writers Festival (EWF), has helped launch the careers of 85 writers. This year's event is April 4-6 and offers...

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