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

Write. Shoot. Edit. Roll film!

The fifth annual 48-Hour Film Challenge at Kansas State will kick off on Thursday March 24, 2022 at 5:30 pm in Town Hall at Leadership Studies, back in person for the first time since 2019. If you’re new to the 48-Hour Film Challenge, the premise is simple: get together a team of 4-6 people (no … Continue reading Write. Shoot. Edit. Roll film!

Found Object: View from ECS

Location: From the English CS Building, looking towards Seaton Hall and Regnier HallObject: Snow DayObservations: 1) Campus was closed today in anticipation of snow, which did indeed arrive as predicted. 2) By afternoon, the 5-6 inches of snow had settled, and the landscape had acquired new contours, leaving visible only the tops of the emerging … Continue reading Found Object: View from ECS

February 2022 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Image from Anuja Madan's article “‘I Am Not an Animal’: Vikram Balagopal’s Psychologization of Hanuman in Simian” in the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (2022) showing Hanuman reconfigured as a gelada baboon.   Each month during the academic year, we assemble a newsletter of the department's recent publications, presentations, announcements, and awards. As we … Continue reading February 2022 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Alumni Spotlight: Anita Mihelic

Anita Mihelic (MA '07, right) with Edgar Mihelic (MA '21, left), December 2021 in the English Department Main Office. If you would have told me in 2005 that 15+ years later I would be working at a construction data and software company, I probably would have backed away slowly and found the nearest exit. And … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Anita Mihelic