Alumni Spotlight: Dene Dryden

Why I Stuck with English When Journalism Became My Calling When I started my K-State experience in 2016, I was excited to see what career path I would eventually end up on while earning my English degree. I made the decision to study English well before I applied to attend K-State, and I had to … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Dene Dryden

From the Archive: Some Advice on Applying to MFA Programs

Since our blog debuted in 2017, we have published 300+ posts.  While some of you may have been with us from the start (thank you, loyal readers!), others may have joined us more recently. So, we're highlighting periodically some of the posts that have garnered a lot of views or that address topics of continuing … Continue reading From the Archive: Some Advice on Applying to MFA Programs

Grad Wildcats Write: Writing Groups, Community Building, and an Invitation to Join Us

“Collaborative workshops and writers' peer groups hadn't been invented when I was young. They're a wonderful invention. They put the writer into a community of people all working at the same art, the kind of group musicians and painters and dancers have always had.”  ― Ursula K. Le Guin, Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions … Continue reading Grad Wildcats Write: Writing Groups, Community Building, and an Invitation to Join Us

Release Party for Aaron Burch’s Year of the Buffalo

On Tuesday night, we held a Zoom release party for Aaron Burch and his debut novel, Year of the Buffalo, the first book from American Buffalo Books, a brand-new independent press affiliated with Kansas State's English Department. We did all the usual book-release things: we heard Aaron read (excellently) from his new book (also excellent), … Continue reading Release Party for Aaron Burch’s Year of the Buffalo

From the Archive: Undergrad Student Spotlight: Makaela Stevens

Makaela Stevens (BA ’22) Since our blog debuted in 2017, we have published 300+ posts.  While some of you may have been with us from the start (thank you, loyal readers!), others may have joined us more recently. So, we're highlighting periodically some of the posts that have garnered a lot of views or that … Continue reading From the Archive: Undergrad Student Spotlight: Makaela Stevens

2022 Mock Caldecott

Some of the 2022 picture books under consideration for this year's Mock Caldecott Now in its 15th year, the Mock Caldecott is a joint endeavor between the English Department and the Children's and Adolescent Literature Community (ChALC), one of our department-sponsored student organizations, with support from the Manhattan Public Library (MPL). In the pre-COVID times, … Continue reading 2022 Mock Caldecott

October 2022 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Cover image for B is for Baldwin: An Alphabet Tour of the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature (U of Florida Press, 2022), where Anuja Madan has published “A is for Anglophone.”  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 … Continue reading October 2022 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Research and Road Trips: K-State English, the Western Literature Association, and the Road to Sante Fe

Four Kansas State University professors (Valerie Padilla Carroll, Michele Janette, Mary Kohn, and Lisa Tatonetti) and three students (Bailey Britton, Meghan Luttrell, and Kinsley Searles) attended the 56th annual Western Literature Association (WLA) conference, which took place in Santa Fe, New Mexico last week, October 19-22. The conference, “Palimpsests and Western Literatures: The Layered Spaces … Continue reading Research and Road Trips: K-State English, the Western Literature Association, and the Road to Sante Fe

From the Archive: Halloween Horror: The Tell-Tale Heart

Image Credit: Goodreads Since our blog debuted in 2017, we have published 300+ posts.  While some of you may have been with us from the start (thank you, loyal readers!), others may have joined us more recently. So, we're highlighting periodically some of the posts that have garnered a lot of views or that address … Continue reading From the Archive: Halloween Horror: The Tell-Tale Heart

2022 Gordon Parks Celebration

Sarah Price (left), Katy Karlin (center), and Aileen Wang (right) present at the 19th Annual Gordon Parks Celebration in Fort Scott, KS, on October 7, 2022. For 19 years, the Gordon Parks Museum in Fort Scott, Kansas, has hosted the Annual Gordon Parks Celebration, honoring the Fort Scott native who made history as a groundbreaking … Continue reading 2022 Gordon Parks Celebration