Each month during the academic year, we assemble a newsletter of the department’s recent publications, presentations, announcements, and awards.
We’re 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.
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— Karin Westman, Department Head
Traci Brimhall, “Anniversary,” “Devotional” and “Prairie Ecology” (poems). Writing the Land: Windblown I, edited by Lis McLoughlin, NatureCulture, 2022, pp. 46-50.
Gregory Eiselein, Kiley Moody, Tamara Bauer, Kevin Cook, and Rebeca Paz. “Living Learning Communities for First-Year First-Generation Students.” Developing and Implementing Promising Practices and Programs for First-Generation College Students, edited by Charmaine Troy, Karen Jackson, Ben Pearce, and Diana Rowe, Routledge, 2022, pp. 145-163.
Tanya González, “Vale la pena: Faculty Leadership and Social Justice in Troubling Times.” Dismantling Institutional Whiteness, edited by M. Cristina Alcalde and Mangala Subramaniam, Purdue UP, pp. 131-157.
Anuja Madan, “A is for Anglophone.” B is for Baldwin: An Alphabet Journey Through the Baldwin Library, edited by Suzan Alteri and produced by The Baldwin Editorial Collective, University of Florida Press, 2022, pp. 14-19.
Traci Brimhall with Heather McCrea, “Unsolved Histories: Uncovering the Lost Stories of Kansas Mental Health Institutions.” Winfield Public Library, Winfield, KS, 25 Oct. 2022.
Bailey Britton, “Settler Colonialism and Indigenous (Mis)Representation in Monuments of Manhattan, Kansas.” Western Literature Association: Palimpsests and Western Literatures: The Layered Spaces of History, Imagination, and the Future.. Santa Fe, NM. 20 Oct. 2022.
Michele Janette, “The Photograph as Critical Palimpsest in Dao Strom’s We Were Meant to Be a Gentle People.” Western Literature Association 2022 Conference: Palimpsests and Western Literatures: The Layered Spaces of History, Imagination, and the Future. Santa Fe, NM. 21 Oct. 2022.
Katherine Karlin with Aileen Wang and Sarah Price, “Gordon Parks and Kansas: New Open Digital Access Resources.” Gordon Parks Celebration. Fort Scott, KS. 7 Oct. 2022.
Mary Kohn and Alisa Garni, “Rural Enclaves and Multilingual Youth in the Midwest.” New Ways of Analyzing Language Variation 50: San Jose, CA. 13 Oct. 2022.
Kohn and Charlie Farrington, “Regional and Individual Variation in /ai/ glide Weakening in AAL.” New Ways of Analyzing Language Variation 50: San Jose, CA. 15 Oct. 2022.
Kohn, Sarah Jane Kerwin, Zainab Abdali, Lydia Marie Heberling, “Graduate Student Profesionalization II: Navigating Institutional Responsibility: Exploring Solutions.” Western Literary Association: Palimpsests and Western Literatures: The Layered Spaces of History, Imagination, and the Future. Santa Fe, NM. 22 Oct. 2022.
Anne Longmuir, “‘The Pursuit of Truth’: Affect, Realism, and Political Economy in John Ruskin and George Eliot.” North American Victorian Studies Association Conference. Bethlehem, PA. 1 Oct. 2022.
Deborah Murray and Kinsley Searles (MA ’24), “Rule-Follower, Maverick, or Shapeshifter? What are your REAL values as a tutor? Developing a Six-Word Tutoring Philosophy.” NCPTW (National Council of Peer Tutors of Writing). 2022: Writing Center Mavericks, University of Nebraska at Omaha. 30 Oct. 2022.
Kinsley Searles (MA ’24), “University Land, the Morrill Act, and the Kaw Nation: Kansas Land Treaties Project,” Western Literature Association: Palimpsests and Western Literatures: The Layered Spaces of History, Imagination, and the Future. Santa Fe, NM. 20 Oct. 2022.
Lisa Tatonetti, Mary Kohn, and Kinsley Searles (MA ’24), “Kaw Treaty Project.” Indigenous Peoples Day: Indigenous Kansas: Past, Present, and Future: Palimpsests and Western Literatures: The Layered Spaces of History, Imagination, and the Future.Kansas State University. 10 Oct. 2022
Tatonetti and Mary Kohn, “Kansas without the Kanza, A Digital Resource: Understanding how the Kanza Homeland Became K-State.” Western Literary Association: Palimpsests and Western Literatures: The Layered Spaces of History, Imagination, and the Future. Santa Fe, NM. 20 Oct. 2022.
Karin Westman, “Children’s Literature and/in Modernism: Remediating the Modern.” Seminar Leader, “Children’s Literature and/in Modernism.” Modernist Studies Association Conference. Portland, OR. 30 Oct. 2022.
Naomi Wood and Anuja Madan, “When the Subaltern Speaks: Lexicons and Cartographies of Postcolonial Indigeneity in Gullstruck Island.” The Global Fantastic: First Virtual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. 9 Oct. 2022.
Research and Creative Activity from Alumni
Cecily Cecil (MA ‘21) published two poems — “Self-Portrait as Angler Fish” and “I Know If I Shrunk Down to Three Inches My Cat” — in Deep Overstock: https://deepoverstock.com/old-favorites/.
Stephen Miller (BA ’09, MA ’15) has a new novel, Rogue the Durum (The Wild Rose Press, 2022), written under his pseudonym Steven J. Kolbe.