October 2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Cover for Dust Off the Medal: Rediscovering Children’s Literature at the Newbery Centennial (Routledge, 2021), where Anne Phillips’ and Greg Eiselein’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 energies towards teaching fall courses and to supporting others during the pandemic. We’re also happy to recognize the recent successes in research, scholarship, and creative activity outlined below. 

Want to catch up on past successes or to find future announcements? Visit our archive of monthly newsletters Reading Matters as well as related blog posts.

Have news to report? Email us at english@ksu.edu.

Karin Westman, Department Head


Publications

Traci Brimhall, “Aubade on a Ghost Hunt” (poem). Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day Series. 27 Oct. 2021. <https://poets.org/poem/aubade-ghost-hunt>.

Elizabeth Dodd, “From The Workbook for the Interpretation of Dreams: Leibniz or Neoliberal Allegory? Show Your Independent Work” (poem). Good River Review, Issue 2, Fall 2021. <https://www.goodriverreview.com/post/elizabethdodd>.

Anne K. Phillips and Gregory Eiselein, “Invincible Nina: Louisa May Alcott and the Depression-Era Feminism of Invincible Louisa (1934).” Dust Off the Gold Medal: Rediscovering Children’s Literature at the Newbery Centennial, ed. Sara L. Schwebel and Jocelyn Van Tuyl, Routledge, 2022, pp. 67–82.

Shirley F. Tung, “Rewriting Addison, Antiquity, and Female Agency: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu’s ‘Remarks on Italy.’” Emotions in Non-Fictional Representations of the Individual, 1600–1850: Between East and West, ed. Malina Stefanovska, Yinghui Wu, and Marie-Paule de Weerdt-Pilorge, Palgrave MacMillan, 2021, pp.45–74.


Presentations

Aishah Chaudhry (BA ’24), Michele Janette, and Tom Sarmiento, “#StopAAPIHate: A Brief History of Asians in America.” KSUnite Conference, Kansas State University, 12 Oct. 2021. Online.

Gabrielle Coffey (MA ’22), “Frankenstein as Body Horror.” Frankenstein Lightning Lecture Series, Kansas State University, 29 Oct. 2021. Hybrid.

Mark Crosby, “The Ghost Story Competition.” Frankenstein Lightning Lecture Series, Kansas State University, 29 Oct. 2021. Hybrid.

Michele Janette, “The Camera in America: The Critical Refugee Figure in Dao Strom’s Grass Roof, Tin Roof.” Department of English Colloquium, Kansas State University, 27 Oct. 2021. Online.

Michele Janette and Benjamin Trickey (MA ’23) (co-facilitators), “Informal Conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen.” Department of English, Kansas State University, 22 Oct. 2021. Online.

Michele Janette, Lisa Tatonetti, Hunter Scott (MA ’22), and Tolu Daniel (MA ’22), “Introduction to the Work of Viet Thanh Nguyen.” Manhattan (Kansas) Public Library, 13 Oct. 2021.

Abby Knoblauch, “Ask Our Alumni Panels: Grad School Series (Humanities)” (invited panelist). Northland College, 14 Oct. 2021. Online.

Philip Nel, “Keywords for Aesthetic and Pedagogic Entanglements” (panel co-chair and co-organizer). International Research Society for Children’s Literature, Santiago, Chile, 29 Oct. 2021. Online.

“Active Readers and Social Justice” (panel chair). International Research Society for Children’s Literature, Santiago, Chile, 25 Oct. 2021. Online

“Pechakucha Session 1: PictureBooks” (panel chair and moderator). International Research Society for Children’s Literature, Santiago, Chile, 20 Oct. 2021. Online.

“Children and Youth Studies Caucus: The Creative Child and Inequalities of Identity” (panel chair and co-organizer), American Studies Association, 13 Oct. 2021. Online.

Tom Sarmiento, “Virtual Book Conversation: Q & A: Voices from Queer Asian North America” (invited panelist). Filipinx/a/o American & LGBTQIA+ History Month event, San Diego Public Library, 19 Oct. 2021. Online.

“A Brief History of Filipinx Americans” (invited speaker). Filipinx American History Month observance, Asian American Student Union meeting, Kansas State University, 14 Oct. 2021.

Hunter Scott (MA ’22), “Facing Sameness: Reconsidering the Radicality of Tom of Finland.” Kansas LGBTQ+ Leadership Conference, Kansas State University, 15 Oct. 2021. Online.

Hunter Scott (MA ’22) and Tolu Daniel (MA ’22) (co-host) with Michele Janette (co-facilitator), “An Afternoon with Viet Thanh Nguyen,” Department of English, Kansas State University, 22 Oct. 2021. Online.

Shirley Tung, “The Feminist Origins of Frankenstein.” Frankenstein Lightning Lecture Series, Kansas State University, 29 Oct. 2021. Hybrid.

Karin Westman, “Wild Hearts: Lita Judge’s Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelly Created Frankenstein (2018).” International Research Society for Children’s Literature, Santiago, Chile, 28 Oct. 2021. Online.

Spencer Young (MA ’22), “The Climatological Frankenstein.” Frankenstein Lightning Lecture Series, Kansas State University, 29 Oct. 2021. Hybrid.

 


Featured in Media

Traci Brimhall shared her perspective on Amelia Earhart’s poetry in The Washington Post for “Amelia Earhart’s long-hidden poems reveal an enigmas inner thoughts” (17 Oct. 2021).

Tom Sarmiento was a guest on the “Halloween Spooktacular” episode of The Lavender Lounge podcast for the K-State LGBT Resource Center (31 Oct.2021).

Margaret Latenser quotes Sarmiento in their role as conference steering committee member in “LGBTQ+ Leadership Conference centers queer voices on campus” for The Kansas State Collegian (21 Oct. 2021).

 

 

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