James Furman Hall, pictured from the front in spring

Facilities & Resources

Facilities

The English department is located on the first floor of Furman Hall. The spacious department lounge offers a quiet study spot, a place to chat over coffee or tea with faculty, or the site of special class activities. A classroom with a conference table and 20 computers is available for courses that combine discussion with in-class writing and Internet research.

Resources

You can peruse the vast resources at Furman’s James B. Duke Library, and you’ll also have access to the library’s Writing & Media Lab. The lab resources also include:

  • Up-to-date technological tools, including powerful computers and apps, tablets, and cameras
  • Assistance with everything from video editing to writing a thesis
  • Access to our staff of creative experts

Visit the Writing & Media Lab.

The Echo

Since it’s birth in 1893, The Echo has developed a rich history, serving the Furman community not only as an esteemed publication of student literary and art works but also, and perhaps more, importantly, as a location of conversation and communion among writers, artists, and readers.

The Echo seeks to publish innovative work by promising writers and artists and to expose members of the editorial board to the process of editing and producing a literary magazine. In addition to the printed magazine, we are able to offer online versions of this and previous years’ editions, thanks to Furman University Scholar Exchange, at https://scholarexchange.furman.edu/echo/

Newsletter

The annual newsletter keeps current students, faculty, and alumni apprised of recent department happenings.