Teaching Literature Online

"One thing I learned from teaching on-line this past spring: Build the entire course before the term begins": This week, we feature a blog post from faculty member Phil Nel who takes his readers behind the scenes as he creates an online version of ENGL 545 "Literature for Adolescents" for Fall 2018. The English Department at … Continue reading Teaching Literature Online

2017-2018 Annual Awards Banquet

Last Saturday, May 5, we celebrated student and faculty success at our 2017-2018 Annual Awards Banquet. We'll have photos soon from Autumn Shoemaker (BS '10, Journalism Mass Comm), but for now, here are our award recipients.  (Information about the student awards below is available from our department's web site.) Brink Memorial Essay Award: Jackson Wright … Continue reading 2017-2018 Annual Awards Banquet

Three Questions with K-State English: Alcott’s Little Women

In the first of our "Three Questions with K-State English" video series, Professors Greg Eiselein and Anne Phillips discuss the legacy of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, which celebrates its sesquicentennial this year and has influenced everyone from Patti Smith to Lena Dunham, the creator of HBO's Girls. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjrz3GMUc3o    

Creation Nation: A Week in the Advanced Poetry Classroom

In the ENGL 663 "Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry" class this semester, we have focused on developing a reading practice, a writing practice, and a strong sense of community. We’ve written fan letters to the poets we’ve read; students have taught great books to each other through a variety of exercises; and we have written and … Continue reading Creation Nation: A Week in the Advanced Poetry Classroom

A Master’s Project … in Stitch Gifs: Jamie Teixeira

When we heard Jamie Teixeira (MA '18) was charting her M.A. project journey on Facebook with gifs of Stitch from the movie Lilo and Stitch, we had to ask her to share. Reader, she shared. Congratulations, Jamie! And you too, Stitch!   First I was like   Then I got excited about my topic   … Continue reading A Master’s Project … in Stitch Gifs: Jamie Teixeira