Congratulations to the M.A. Class of 2022

Today is the graduate commencement ceremony for our 2022 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, Hannah Rollison (MA '22), for her help editing the above video. Best wishes to the M.A. class of 2022! Keep us posted on … Continue reading Congratulations to the M.A. Class of 2022

Found Object: 2022 M.A. Projects

Location: Social media.Object: Project Titles,  graduating M.A. students.Observations: 1) Each spring, for many years, we have displayed the M.A. Project and Thesis titles of our graduating M.A. students at our annual spring Awards Banquet.  2) This year, as in 2020 and 2021, COVID prompted us to develop an alternative: with the help of our 2022 … Continue reading Found Object: 2022 M.A. Projects

2021-2022 Annual Awards

Lilacs in bloom in Manhattan, KS ~ early evening, April 2022 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, as it did the past two years, the continuing presence of … Continue reading 2021-2022 Annual Awards

April 2022 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Cover for the edited collection Screening #MeToo, where Katy Karlin'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 others during … Continue reading April 2022 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Grad Student Spotlight: Jorden Schoenhofer

The concept of my M.A. project, the beginning of a Y.A. novel titled Mirrored Mirage, started on a patio with fireflies glinting on and off in the distance. My dog rolled freely in the coolness of the grass, while a gentle wind encased me with the haunting screams of the summer cicadas. Their tones became a choir … Continue reading Grad Student Spotlight: Jorden Schoenhofer

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

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

#Shakespeare After Shakespeare

On Friday, February 18th, the Literature Track hosted a pre-show event in conjunction with the Manhattan Arts Center’s production of The Book of Will. First staged in 2018 and written by Laurie Gunderson, The Book of Will shows how friendship, not scholarship, motivated Shakespeare’s actor-friends to gather all his plays into a single collection seven … Continue reading #Shakespeare After Shakespeare

Winter 2021-2022 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Cover for Karma Animalia (Social Justice Anthologies, 2022) by Ania Payne   Each month during the academic year, we assemble a newsletter of the department's recent publications, presentations, announcements, and awards. As we begin a third year living with COVID-19, we continue to direct energies towards teaching our courses and to supporting others during the … Continue reading Winter 2021-2022 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity