Winter 2022-2023 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Opening paragraph for "Constricted" (Bending Genres, 2022) by Ania Payne Each month during the academic year, we assemble a newsletter of the department's recent publications, presentations, announcements, and awards. We're happy to recognize the recent successes in research, scholarship, and creative activity outlined below.  Want to catch up on past successes or to find future … Continue reading Winter 2022-2023 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Liberty Belote

Liberty Belote (right, BA '23, English, Political Science, and Spanish) with debate partner Kate Thomas (left, BA '24, Political Science, Community Planning, and History), in Madrid, Spain Congratulations to Liberty Belote (BA '23) on recent international travel for K-State Debate! Liberty and British Parliamentary Debate partner Kate Thomas traveled to Madrid, Spain, to take part … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Liberty Belote

Undergraduate Research in English Literature: Vital Practice

Students in ENGL 310 "Introduction to Literary Studies" share their research at the public symposium, “Who Painted the Lion? Talking Back in/as Literature,” held at the Manhattan Public Library on 2 December 2022. Every semester the English Department offers multiple sections of English 310, “Introduction to Literary Studies,” a course that welcomes English majors and … Continue reading Undergraduate Research in English Literature: Vital Practice

November 2022 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Cover image for The SAGE Encyclopedia of Filipina/x/o American Studies (SAGE, 2022), where Tom Sarmiento has published under the letter M “Midwest, Filipina/x/o Americans in the.”  Each month during the academic year, we assemble a newsletter of the department's recent publications, presentations, announcements, and awards. We're happy to recognize the recent successes in research, scholarship, … Continue reading November 2022 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

From the Archive: Undergrad Student Spotlight: Makaela Stevens

Makaela Stevens (BA ’22) Since our blog debuted in 2017, we have published 300+ posts.  While some of you may have been with us from the start (thank you, loyal readers!), others may have joined us more recently. So, we're highlighting periodically some of the posts that have garnered a lot of views or that … Continue reading From the Archive: Undergrad Student Spotlight: Makaela Stevens

Research and Road Trips: K-State English, the Western Literature Association, and the Road to Sante Fe

Four Kansas State University professors (Valerie Padilla Carroll, Michele Janette, Mary Kohn, and Lisa Tatonetti) and three students (Bailey Britton, Meghan Luttrell, and Kinsley Searles) attended the 56th annual Western Literature Association (WLA) conference, which took place in Santa Fe, New Mexico last week, October 19-22. The conference, “Palimpsests and Western Literatures: The Layered Spaces … Continue reading Research and Road Trips: K-State English, the Western Literature Association, and the Road to Sante Fe

From the Archive: Halloween Horror: The Tell-Tale Heart

Image Credit: Goodreads Since our blog debuted in 2017, we have published 300+ posts.  While some of you may have been with us from the start (thank you, loyal readers!), others may have joined us more recently. So, we're highlighting periodically some of the posts that have garnered a lot of views or that address … Continue reading From the Archive: Halloween Horror: The Tell-Tale Heart

Fall Undergraduate Open House 2022

Clue: A 9-Letter Word for “Lively Student Gathering”? Answer: Open House! The English Department’s annual Fall Undergraduate Open House, held October 6, welcomed English majors, minors, and certificate students not only to explore the latest information and resources available in English, but also to connect with professors, advisors—and, most of all, each other. One student … Continue reading Fall Undergraduate Open House 2022

Here’s the Pitch: “Fiction into Film” Students Win Rights to Adapt Stories

The Staten Islanders vie to win the rights to Lucas Cook’s story, “Waiting,” with a presentation of mis-en-scene ideas, including costume designs. In the course of studying cinematic adaptations of literary works, students in ENGL 220 "Fiction into Film" (Section H) are preparing their own film adaptations. They’ve organized themselves into production teams, read short … Continue reading Here’s the Pitch: “Fiction into Film” Students Win Rights to Adapt Stories

Recognizing Banned Books Week 2022 at K-State

Banned Books Week 2022 (Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association) “People tried to ban The House on Mango Street!?” Yes, as ridiculous as it may sound. It was challenged due to themes of racism, sexuality, and poverty. My friend recently read the long and daunting list of challenged books. He was more than surprised … Continue reading Recognizing Banned Books Week 2022 at K-State