SUROP 2019: Following the Trail of the Exodusters

  For the past eight weeks, we have enjoyed the company and research talents of Kaiya Thompson (BA ’21, English, Spelman College). As we shared in an earlier post, Kaiya joined us as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (SUROP) sponsored by the Graduate School at Kansas State. This morning, Kaiya presented highlights … Continue reading SUROP 2019: Following the Trail of the Exodusters

Remembering Bonnie Nelson

It is with heavy hearts that we share news of our emerita faculty colleague, Dr. Bonnie Nelson, who passed away yesterday morning after a cancer diagnosis in 2017 and a move to hospice care in recent weeks. Friends and colleagues are invited to join family members for the burial service tomorrow (Wednesday, July 10) at … Continue reading Remembering Bonnie Nelson

Summer Reading — Had Me a Blast

We asked various members and friends of the K-State English Department a couple of key summer questions. For example, can we start wearing our all-white Tom Wolfe-inspired suit again? Nobody, sadly wanted to weigh in on that, but everyone had big, splashy ideas for these two questions: What makes a great summer read? What summer read … Continue reading Summer Reading — Had Me a Blast

SUROP 2019: Kaiya Thompson

Since 2002, the Department of English has participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (SUROP) sponsored by the Graduate School at Kansas State. SUROP provides a competitively awarded, paid research experience for 6-8 undergraduates from under-represented groups, matching applicants to departments and faculty who serve as mentors for eight weeks during the summer on … Continue reading SUROP 2019: Kaiya Thompson

Coming Attractions: Film Studies Certificate

One of our accomplishments during the 2018-2019 academic year was working with campus colleagues to design, propose, and receive approval for a new undergraduate certificate in Film Studies. Here's a quick preview, in advance of the official launch during the 2019-2020 year -- The new undergraduate certificate in Film Studies draws upon the expertise of … Continue reading Coming Attractions: Film Studies Certificate

Grad Student Spotlight: Latrice Ferguson

Each fall semester, we offer our second year graduate teaching assistants the opportunity to complete some additional professional development as part of their teaching practicum: to prepare to teach one of our undergraduate literature, film, or professional writing courses. Following several weeks of observing experienced instructors, discussing pedagogy, and drafting a syllabus and assignments, some … Continue reading Grad Student Spotlight: Latrice Ferguson