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


February 01
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Podcast Workshop with Alison MacAdam

Writers House Reading Room

Learn the basics of creating a podcast with Alison McAdams who has done podcast editing for:...

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February 11
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Open Class & Conversation with Nova Ren Suma

Writers House Reading Room

 Nova Ren Suma is a two-time Edgar Award finalist and also the author of the #1 New York Times...

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Story 11/22/2019

2019 Rouse Scholars Find Empowerment in Their Endowment

Deliberate and self-assured, Lydia Shaw and Glory Jacquat, Franklin & Marshall College’s newest Rouse Scholars, share powerful ideas about leadership and life as they sit in a quiet room at Martin...

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Story 11/8/2019

Novelist and English Professor Montemarano Talks Truth in...

National news reports about the 1989 racially motivated Brooklyn murder of an African American teenager by a group of young white men, one of whom was his cousin, inspired Nicholas Montemarano to...

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Story 9/23/2019

F&M Senior Named ‘Most Promising’ by Academy of American...

He’s African American, but he was raised in an overseas environment where he never encountered racism. Yet, Franklin & Marshall College senior Jonny Teklit eloquently captured the historic, often...

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