FSU Department of English

Recent FSU graduate’s novel being turned into SYFY pilot

Before she applied for college, Mikaela Bender was already writing a novel. Now, just weeks after graduating from Florida State University, a digital pilot of the Orlando native’s first book is getting ready to debut on Syfy, a cable network featuring science fiction programming. Bender, who graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in Editing, […]

FSU Shakespeare scholar directs theatre students in young version of Hamlet

“To be or not to be, that is the question” is one of the most iconic theatrical lines in history, yet there is a different version of this soliloquy. And Shakespeare’s name is on it — printed clearly on the title page of the first printed edition of the play, now called the First Quarto […]

FSU English professor wins prized fellowship

Florida State University English Professor Meegan Kennedy has been selected as a recipient of a highly coveted grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The $50,400 grant will allow Kennedy, an associate professor who teaches 19th-century British literature and the history of science and medicine, to focus on her research about how evolving technology […]