Forbidden Love: The Books English Professors Secretly Love

Sometimes people are surprised by this, but writers and English professors and scholars love all kinds of books. To celebrate St. Valentine's Day, here are some love letters you might not have expected from our faculty and some Valentine's Day guests. I met Jack Reacher on November 9, 2016. I was alone. Restless. Wandering the … Continue reading Forbidden Love: The Books English Professors Secretly Love

Text Questing in Advanced Poetry

We have rad libraries and librarians. In my ENGL 663 “Advanced Poetry” class this semester, all the books we are reading interact with another text in some way. One features epigraphs from original versions of fairy tales, one uses historical medical records, and one uses the New York Times science column to create poems. Students … Continue reading Text Questing in Advanced Poetry

Radical Care

Earlier this week on January 29, Professor Tanya Gonzalez received the 2018 Commerce Bank and W. T. Kemper Foundation Presidential Faculty/Staff Award for Distinguished Services to Historically Under-Represented Students. Many of our colleagues support underrepresented students at Kansas State, including Assistant Professor Tosha Sampson-Choma who was honored as a nominee. We are thrilled that Tanya … Continue reading Radical Care

Grad Student Spotlight: Lexi Bedell

As we enter the second week of the semester and try to stay warm during the current Polar Vortex and sub-zero wind chills, we showcase a recent Twitter thread from Alexis (Lexi) Bedell (M.A. '20). Lexi attended the 2019 Modern Language Association Convention in Chicago, IL (3-6 January). Known as "MLA" for short, the convention … Continue reading Grad Student Spotlight: Lexi Bedell

Alumni Spotlight: Zach Powell

Should we care about the Oscars? The awards industry has grown like the world’s population in the last hundred years. Every field has its awards—advertising, aerospace, automobiles. Living also has its own: the Stinky Shoe Award, the Stella award, and of course the Guinness Book of World Records. Even dying has its own award in … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Zach Powell

Spring Preview

Though today's ice and snow remind us that winter is still at hand, the start of the semester promises springtime ahead! Here are some of the events that we're looking forward to in the coming months: ~ Associate Professor Abby Knoblauch launches our Spring Colloquia Series on Wednesday, February 13. Abby is back from her … Continue reading Spring Preview