FSU Department of English

English professor earns top award in field of composition studies

A professor in Florida State University’s Department of English has received a top honor in her field as the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Exemplar Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication. The CCCC is the world’s largest professional organization for researching and teaching composition, from writing to new media. The Exemplar Award […]

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’s literary archive headed for immortality

The lifetime writings of Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Olen Butler, an acclaimed author and professor at Florida State University, are moving in with the collections of some of history’s greatest writers. Yale University’s prestigious Beinecke Library, which holds one of the largest archives of rare books and manuscripts in the world, has purchased Butler’s literary archive. […]

FSU alumna wins Antivenom Poetry Award

Recent Florida State University Ph.D. graduate Erin Hoover has been chosen as the winner of the Antivenom Poetry Award for her poetry collection “Barnburner.” The Antivenom Poetry Award winner receives a prize of $1,000 and the publication of their manuscript by Elixir Press. “Barnburner” will be published in 2018. “This award represents a beginning more than […]

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 […]

Shaking up Shakespeare: FSU professor’s research revelations get worldwide attention

It’s been a crazy few weeks for Gary Taylor, a Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University, after his hand-picked team of New Oxford Shakespeare researchers decided 16th-century playwright Christopher Marlowe should get credit for co-writing William Shakespeare’s “Henry VI” plays. The decision is historic. It’s the first time Marlowe has been officially recognized as […]

FSU creative writing grad accepts Pulitzer Prize

Florida State University alumnus and Tampa Bay Times reporter Anthony Cormier accepted a Pulitzer Prize at a ceremony in New York City last week for his investigative reporting on Florida’s broken mental health system. Cormier learned that he won the award last April, but receiving the prize offered a moment to reflect on his journey […]