Still Thinking of Ukraine

Photos from the refugee camp in Budapest, Hungary. (Alexander Hurla | Collegian Media Group) A few weeks ago, Alexander Hurla (BA '22 in Humanities, minor in English) left Manhattan, Kansas, for Budapest, Hungary, to volunteer assistance for those seeking help in response to the war in Ukraine. In his role at Assistant News Editor for … Continue reading Still Thinking of Ukraine

Found Object: Spotlight on English, 2018

Location: Department digital archivesObject: Photo of Day 2 of “Spotlight on English: Outside the Book,” 26 April 2018Observations: 1) Inspired by an event that Naomi Wood, Director of Undergraduate Studies, heard about at another university, in 2018 we hosted our first "Spotlight on English." The two-day event showcased work in English for the department's students … Continue reading Found Object: Spotlight on English, 2018

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Aidan Nelson

Aidan Nelson (BA '22) in Ireland It was an unusually clear Monday afternoon, especially given the sort of Irish weather I would’ve expected. It was really a perfect day for the sort of activities Dr Tomás Ó Carragáin had planned for our Irish Archaeology class. Most days, outside of when we had our on-campus lectures, … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Aidan Nelson

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Thai Lopez

Thai Lopez (BA '22) When I first came to K-State, I wanted to be a writer, and I imagined the next four years would be dedicated to preparing me to be the writer I always dreamed of being. My preferred genre was romance, I loved reading romance novels and I wanted to write them with … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Thai Lopez

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Lucas Cook

Lucas Cook (BA '23, center) with other members of the Rhinestoneless Cowboys, one of the teams participating in the 2022 48-Hour Film Challenge, at the Red Carpet Finale (31 March 2022) On March 24 through 26, a few of my classmates and I were involved in this year’s 48 Hour Film Challenge. This event is … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Lucas Cook

Open House 2022

K-State's Open House is back on campus for 2022 — and K-State English is ready! As the preview page for Open House explains: Love to read or write? Explore your next chapter with English — one of K-State’s most versatile degrees. Order up a poem from the Poet-in-a-Box. Take a literary quiz to win a … Continue reading Open House 2022

March 2022 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Cover for the edited collection Little Women at 150, where 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 we enter a third year living with COVID-19, we continue to direct energies towards teaching our courses and to supporting … Continue reading March 2022 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Grad Student Spotlight: Hannah Rollison

Hannah Rolllison (MA '22) I came to the K-State M.A. program in English not knowing what to expect or what my future held. My drive as a lifelong learner led me here, but as a first-generation student, I had no idea what it meant to be in a Master’s program or if I deserved my … Continue reading Grad Student Spotlight: Hannah Rollison

Manhattan Setting for HBO’s Somebody Somewhere

Kristin Brighton (BA '97, MA '99) Those who called Manhattan, Kansas, home while they attended Kansas State University might be interested in checking out the new HBO dramedy Somebody Somewhere, starring and executive produced by Bridget Everett, the notoriously over-the-top cabaret singer and comedian who grew up here.  As both a K-State English grad and … Continue reading Manhattan Setting for HBO’s Somebody Somewhere

Found Object: 2018 ChALC Conference Keynote

Location: Department digital filesObject: Photo from the Sixth Biennial Conference of Children's Literature in English, Education, and Library Science, 21 April 2018, at the K-State Student Union.Observations: 1) Jacqueline Woodson had just recently received the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award when she was already scheduled to visit to Kansas State. The award followed on previous … Continue reading Found Object: 2018 ChALC Conference Keynote