ChLA Conference 2021

14 of the 17 faculty, graduate students, and alumni who presented at the 2021 Children's Literature Association (ChLA) Conference, 9-13 June 2021. The Children's Literature Association (ChLA) Conference looked a bit different for 2021, as Covid-19 continued to exercise its influence over professional events -- and so did our annual group photo of faculty, students, … Continue reading ChLA Conference 2021

Congratulations to the M.A. Class of 2021

Today is the graduate commencement ceremony for our 2021 M.A. grads. Since the coronavirus pandemic continues to limit in-person meetings, we offer this brief video celebration: Thanks to our graduate program assistant, Katherine Dubke, for her help editing the above video. Best wishes to the M.A. class of 2021! We look forward to meeting in … Continue reading Congratulations to the M.A. Class of 2021

Found Object: 2021 M.A. Writing Projects

Location: Social media.Object: Project Titles,  graduating M.A. students.Observations: 1) Each spring, for many years, we have displayed the Writing Project and Thesis titles of our graduating M.A. students at our annual spring Awards Banquet.  2) This year, like last year,  K-State's limited operations in response to COVID prompted us to develop an alternative: with the … Continue reading Found Object: 2021 M.A. Writing Projects

April 2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Cover for Sparked: George Floyd, Racism, and the Progressive Illusion (Minnesota Historical Society, 2021), where Thomas X. Sarmiento's work appears.   Each month during the academic year, we assemble a newsletter of the department's recent publications, presentations, announcements, and awards. As the second spring semester during COVID-19 comes to a close, we celebrate recent faculty … Continue reading April 2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

2020-2021 Annual Awards

Irises in bloom in Manhattan, KS ~ early evening, 1 May 2021 This first weekend in May would usually find us at the Alumni Center for dinner, conversation, and celebration. We always look forward to recognizing our award winners at our Annual Awards Banquet. However, like last year, the continuing presence of Covid-19 and the … Continue reading 2020-2021 Annual Awards

Grad Student Spotlight: Katherine Dubke

Katherine Dubke (MA '21) “What’s in Kansas?” My friends weren’t the only ones asking this question. As I flew from Orange County into Kansas City for the K-State English Department’s Graduate Student Visiting Day, I was apprehensive. But why? Of all the English departments I had contacted, the professors and current K-State grad students were genuinely … Continue reading Grad Student Spotlight: Katherine Dubke

Grad Student Spotlight: Winniebell Zong

Winniebell Zong (MA '21) In reckoning with the confessional silence and blame passed down through my maternal bloodline, I have always understood solidarity through womanhood, whose power slowly churned my world into rhythms and a desire for poetic justice. When Nainai asks me, “Will you stay the night with me this time?” When Ma prays … Continue reading Grad Student Spotlight: Winniebell Zong

February 2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Cover for A History of American Literature and Culture of the First World War (Cambridge UP, 2021), co-edited by Tim Dayton.   Each month during the academic year, we assemble a newsletter of the department's recent publications, presentations, announcements, and awards. As COVID-19 continues, we continue to direct substantial energies towards teaching and to supporting … Continue reading February 2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Found Object: 1979 Publicity

Location: File cabinet with Grad Program files, storage room, ECS Building.Object: File folder titled "Publicity -- Pre 1979."Observations: It appears that the Graduate Program in English had a publicity campaign c. 1979. Location: File cabinet with Grad Program files, storage room, ECS Building.Object: File folder titled "Publicity -- Pre 1979."Observations: 1) The label on the … Continue reading Found Object: 1979 Publicity