In Appreciation

  Earlier this week, we paused during the end-of-semester rush to recognize a key group within our department: our term instructors. Each academic year, we are fortunate to have 15-20 term instructors who help the department fulfill its mission. Hired on annual or semester contracts with university health benefits and dedicated office space, our term … Continue reading In Appreciation

Alumni Spotlight: Phillip Howells

When I started taking classes at K-State, I decided to focus on Cultural Studies because I felt that it was the area that I had the most yet to learn about. While taking theory classes with professors like Dr. Tanya Gonzalez and Dr. Cameron Leader-Picone, I learned to pay attention to the beneficiaries of research. … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Phillip Howells

Remembering Charlotte Hyde

It is with heavy hearts that we share news of our colleague, Charlotte Hyde. Last Friday, April 26, Charlotte passed away while recovering from a significant medical event. Charlotte was admitted to the hospital on December 12, 2018 following a major stroke and two aneurysms. She was home with family in Texas when the emergency … Continue reading Remembering Charlotte Hyde

Meet the Grad Students

With the flowering tree behind the English Counseling Services Building finally in bloom, the Graduate Program in English at K-State has been inspired to give our webpages a bit of a spring clean. Thanks to the help of this year’s phenomenal program assistant, Maddie Pospisil (M.A. ’19), we’ve added a new feature: “Meet the Graduate … Continue reading Meet the Grad Students

Little Women 150: A Celebration

  Appearing on September 30, 1868, Little Women was an instant success. Readers immediately began sending author Louisa May Alcott directives for what should happen next to Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March, along with their wealthy, handsome next door neighbor Theodore “Laurie” Laurence. She set to work, happy to give her fancy play as … Continue reading Little Women 150: A Celebration

Alumni Spotlight: David Murphy

Sometimes our alumni stay in Kansas to forge their professional path; sometimes they travel the world. David Murphy (MA '08) has traveled the world -- thanks, in part, to his M.A. in English from Kansas State, as he explains below. David's employment history illustrates the various and complementary careers that our graduates pursue, some of … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: David Murphy

Our Land Grant Mission in Action

Three outreach events in 24 hours. April is always a busy month, and the past day is no exception. The hours between 7pm on Wednesday April 10 and 7pm on Thursday April 11 found our faculty and students participating in three different kinds of outreach events -- events designed to engage not only our campus … Continue reading Our Land Grant Mission in Action

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Cecilia Andrea Pick Gómez

"Celebrating Paraguay's Indigenous Language" Maitei, che réra Cecilia Andrea Pick Gómez, che paraguaigua ha che ahayhu Guarani ñe’ê. Che temimbo’e tetã Kansas State University-gua. Are you curious about what the previous sentences mean? They are in Guarani, one of the two mother tongues of my country. I said, “Hello, my name is Cecilia Andrea Pick … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Cecilia Andrea Pick Gómez