A Master’s Project … in Stitch Gifs: Jamie Teixeira

When we heard Jamie Teixeira (MA '18) was charting her M.A. project journey on Facebook with gifs of Stitch from the movie Lilo and Stitch, we had to ask her to share. Reader, she shared. Congratulations, Jamie! And you too, Stitch!   First I was like   Then I got excited about my topic   … Continue reading A Master’s Project … in Stitch Gifs: Jamie Teixeira

Complicated Conversations

On Wednesday, March 14, more than 50 people gathered in Union 227 to share perspectives on recent news stories concerning the author Sherman Alexie, such as the one published with NPR on social media, such as the one by Deborah Miranda. Faculty, staff, administrators, and students from across Kansas State University, as well as local … Continue reading Complicated Conversations

Grad Student Spotlight: Jamie Teixeira

I’ve always been an avid reader of children’s books. I remember when most kids my age would get in trouble for running or playing catch in the house and other unruly activities, while I was grounded from reading because it was a distraction from my chores. For me, children’s literature is not something that people … Continue reading Grad Student Spotlight: Jamie Teixeira

Love Letters to Mary Shelley

The Kansas State English Department celebrated Valentine's Day in the traditional way — you know, by talking about a creature with a stolen heart. In five short talks marking the bicentennial of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, K-State graduate students and faculty members expressed their love for this groundbreaking work, examined the book's ongoing cultural resonance, and … Continue reading Love Letters to Mary Shelley

Grad Student Spotlight: Brittany Roberts

As anyone who knows me can tell you, I’m obsessed with fairy tales—particularly with animal/monster groom tales. Using a paper I wrote for the lovely Anne Philips during my undergrad as the background for my graduate project, I have taken my love of fairy tales to a new level. My project focuses on two 21st-century … Continue reading Grad Student Spotlight: Brittany Roberts

Grad Student Spotlight: Mandy Moore

  As a person, I spend most of my time watching way too much television and reading way too much fanfiction. As a scholar…I do pretty much the exact same thing. Most of my research centers around how young people (and particularly young people with marginalized identities) are represented in YA literature and on television, … Continue reading Grad Student Spotlight: Mandy Moore

Grad Student Spotlight: Jaime DeTour

Jaime DeTour and her major professor, Associate Professor Carol Franko The success of The Hunger Games and the Divergent series has led to the publication of many other young adult dystopian novels. While fictional dystopian societies can inspire movements for political change, such as the use of the iconic red handmaid’s uniform from The Handmaid’s … Continue reading Grad Student Spotlight: Jaime DeTour

Shelfie Thursday: Anne Phillips

  On these shelves, you will find some of the books I teach in my courses on children's and adolescent literature, including Brian Selznick's The Invention of Hugo Cabret (which I am teaching in ENGL 698 "Film Adaptations of Children's Classics" this semester). You will also find recently published books for children and young adults that I … Continue reading Shelfie Thursday: Anne Phillips

Meet the New Grad Students

Nineteen new graduate students joined the Kansas State English Department this fall. They came from California and Kansas and Illinois and Missouri. They came to read books and take names. (We promise they will never run out of books.) From left, Latrice Ferguson, Karla Larrañaga, Katie Hall, and Alyssa Cook. Name: Latrice Ferguson Hometown: Chicago … Continue reading Meet the New Grad Students