Undergrad Student Spotlight: Kinsley Searles

Kinsley Searles (BA '22) This post is the second in a two-part series featuring undergraduate researchers mentored by faculty members Lisa Tatonetti and Mary Kohn, with support from the College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Award program. Part 1, featuring the work of Haley Reiners (BA '22), appeared earlier this week. Below is Part … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Kinsley Searles

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Haley Reiners

Haley Reiners (BA '22) This post is the first in a two-part series featuring undergraduate researchers mentored by faculty members Lisa Tatonetti and Mary Kohn, with support from the College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Award program. Part 1 below shares the work of Haley Reiners (BA '22). Stay tuned for Part 2 by … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Haley Reiners

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Bailey Britton

Bailey Britton (BA '22) Many Kansans don’t know the history of the “Big Red Rock” monument in Lawrence, Kansas, which currently sits in Robinson Park. The first thing people should know is that the boulder’s actual name is In ́zhúje ́waxóbe, which means “sacred rock” in the language of the Kaw Nation. The second thing … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Bailey Britton

Congratulations to the B.A. Class of 2021

One of our English Department traditions is to share a graduation card with each graduating senior, signed by all of the faculty in the department. Since we couldn't offer that tribute this spring, as the coronavirus pandemic continues, we identified a faculty member to create a short video for each graduating senior to convey our … Continue reading Congratulations to the B.A. Class of 2021

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

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Meghan Luttrell

Meghan Luttrell (BA '23) Storytelling is not strictly related to a person’s ability to speak. In American Sign Language Literature, an intricate and well-developed story can be told without one sound. This unique way of storytelling allows for a new experience for “listeners” and readers alike. In American Sign Language storytelling, each signed word holds … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Meghan Luttrell

March 2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Cover for Snapdragon: A Journal of Art and Healing (Spring 2021), where Deborah Murray's work appears.   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 others during the pandemic. We … Continue reading March 2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

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

Undergraduate Poetry Reviews: Sean Hill

Poet Sean Hill reads from his work (19 Feb 2021) Visiting Writer Sean Hill made multiple appearances for K-State students this year, despite the COVID pandemic’s cancellation of his in-person visit to campus. Students were studying his collection Dangerous Goods, especially the way historic research feeds his poems, both in their formal composition — using … Continue reading Undergraduate Poetry Reviews: Sean Hill

Winter 2020-2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Cover for Keywords for Children's Literature (2021), Second Edition, by Philip Nel with co-editors Lissa Paul and Nina Christensen   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 others during … Continue reading Winter 2020-2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity