Katherine Dubke (MA '21) “What’s in Kansas?” My friends weren’t the only ones asking this question. As I flew from Orange County into Kansas City for the K-State English Department’s Graduate Student Visiting Day, I was apprehensive. But why? Of all the English departments I had contacted, the professors and current K-State grad students were genuinely … Continue reading Grad Student Spotlight: Katherine Dubke
Meghan Luttrell (BA '23) Storytelling is not strictly related to a person’s ability to speak. In American Sign Language Literature, an intricate and well-developed story can be told without one sound. This unique way of storytelling allows for a new experience for “listeners” and readers alike. In American Sign Language storytelling, each signed word holds … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Meghan Luttrell
Phillip Marzluf with D. Tsogt-Ochir, leader of the Democratic Movement and former Mongolian parliament member (photograph taken in 1995, Selenge, Mongolia) Although everyone has heard of the 1917 Russian Communist Revolution, few know about the world’s second communist revolution, the Mongolian 1921 People’s Revolution, which made Mongolia independent of the nascent Republic of China and … Continue reading From Manhattan to Mongolia: Global Humanities
K-State's Virtual Open House is on! You'll find our "Poetry in Motion" contribution, in honor of National Poetry Month, filed under the "Activities and Events" to "Enjoy all weekend" -- or, just go directly to our virtual Poet-in-the-Box (launching Friday at 9:00am through 8:00pm) and our lightning talks on favorite poems (available on demand). Enjoy! … Continue reading Game On!
Location: Deborah Murray's phone.Object: Photo of K-State English faculty and students at the IWCA/NCPTW Conference, Baltimore, MD, November 2010.Observations: 1) So many familiar faces in this photo! Thanks to social media and email, we've been able to keep in touch with many of the alums pictured here. 2) So many people standing so close together … Continue reading Found Object: Writing Center Conference, 2010
Cover for Snapdragon: A Journal of Art and Healing (Spring 2021), where Deborah Murray's work appears. Each month during the academic year, we assemble a newsletter of the department's recent publications, presentations, announcements, and awards. As COVID-19 continues, we continue to direct substantial energies towards teaching and to supporting others during the pandemic. We … Continue reading March 2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity
Flowering trees behind the ECS Building, near the Power Plant (photo: March 29, 2021) We're heading into Month 16 of the global COVID-19 pandemic in Kansas, and everyone is feeling a bit worn down -- or, perhaps more accurately, exhausted. To lift your spirits, we offer blossoms from the tall flowering trees behind the ECS … Continue reading Spring is Here
(Image: Stop AAPI Hate) More than a week has gone by since the murders of six women of Asian descent happened in Atlanta, Georgia, and another mass shooting has occurred since then in Boulder, Colorado. Even as news cycles continue to modulate, we, as two scholars of Asian American literature and culture, offer this … Continue reading In the Wake of Atlanta: A Dialogue on Racism, Misogyny, and Asians in America
Winniebell Zong (MA '21) In reckoning with the confessional silence and blame passed down through my maternal bloodline, I have always understood solidarity through womanhood, whose power slowly churned my world into rhythms and a desire for poetic justice. When Nainai asks me, “Will you stay the night with me this time?” When Ma prays … Continue reading Grad Student Spotlight: Winniebell Zong
After a one-year hiatus due to Covid, the fourth annual 48-Hour Film Challenge at Kansas State will kick off on Thursday March 25, 2021 at 6:00 pm, and for the first time, we will be conducting both the kick-off event and our red carpet screening online. If you’re new to the 48-Hour Film Challenge, the … Continue reading The 48-Hour Film Challenge is Back!