Spring Preview

  Recent ice and snow remind us that winter is still at hand, but the start of the semester promises that spring is near! Here are some of the events that we're looking forward to in the coming months: ~ Assistant Professor Shirley Tung launches our Spring Colloquia Series on Wednesday, February 12 with her … Continue reading Spring Preview

The Art and Craft of Literary Analysis

Among the outstanding students in Elementary Education who have pursued our relatively new minor in Children’s and Adolescent Literature and Culture, Katie Buhler (BS '20, Education) is especially impressive. In Professor Naomi Wood’s ENGL 384 “Multicultural Children’s Literature,” Professor Wendy Matlock’s ENGL 445 “Romance and Fairy Tales,” and my ENGL 355 “Literature for Children” and … Continue reading The Art and Craft of Literary Analysis

November 2019 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

As promised in the posts from September, October, and last month, here's our next installment of faculty, student, and alumni achievements in research, scholarship, and creative activity. Looking to catch up on past success or to find future announcements? Visit our archive of Reading Matters, our monthly newsletter. Have news to report? Email us at … Continue reading November 2019 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

October 2019 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

As promised in the posts from September and last month, here's our next installment of faculty, student, and alumni achievements in research, scholarship, and creative activity. Looking to catch up on past success or to find future announcements? Visit our archive of Reading Matters, our monthly newsletter. Have news to report? Email us at english@ksu.edu. … Continue reading October 2019 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Grad Student Spotlight: Katie Cline

My Master’s Project explores the complex relationships and tensions between cats, women, gender, knowledge, sexuality, and independence in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series in the context of other 20th century fantasy novels. So, why cats? Cats have been connected to women—and, especially, to witches—in literature for centuries, and my project interprets cats in Harry Potter … Continue reading Grad Student Spotlight: Katie Cline

Roger Mello, Award-Winning Brazilian Artist and Author

Roger Mello will be here!  Mark your calendars! On Monday, October 28, from 7:00-7:50pm in ECS 017, acclaimed Brazilian picture-book artist Roger Mello will speak about his creative process.  The event is free.  All are welcome. Who is Roger Mello? Born in 1965 in Brazil, Roger Mello has illustrated over 100 children’s books — 22 of which … Continue reading Roger Mello, Award-Winning Brazilian Artist and Author

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Savannah Winkler

Over the past two years, I’ve had the privilege of being part of K-State’s McNair Scholars Program. As a first-generation college student, the program has given me the direction and confidence that I lacked during my freshman year. The opportunities offered by the program are endless, but the summer-long research project is what undoubtedly had … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Savannah Winkler

September 2019 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

As promised in the post from last month, here's our next installment of faculty, student, and alumni achievements in research, scholarship, and creative activity. Looking to catch up on past success or to find future announcements? Visit our archive of Reading Matters, our monthly newsletter. — Karin Westman, Department Head Publications Jacque Boucher, “in praise.” Glass: … Continue reading September 2019 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Summer 2019 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Each month during the academic year, we assemble a newsletter of the department's recent publications, presentations, announcements, and awards. The September issue always provides an impressive range of research, scholarship, and creative activity that our faculty and students have shared beyond Kansas State, given that it covers the summer months of May, June, July, and … Continue reading Summer 2019 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Meet the New Grad Students

Rachel Wrobel (left), Taylee Helms (middle), and Stacy Vars (right). Name: Rachel Wrobel Hometown: Overland Park Alma mater: Kansas State University Area of study: Composition and Rhetoric If you could transform briefly into a literary character (other than a member of the Harry Potter universe), who would you want to become? I would turn into Lady Macbeth … Continue reading Meet the New Grad Students