Fall Preview

From "Kansas Fall Color Parade" (Photo: Dr. Megan Kennelly, 2014) The Fall 2021 semester is underway, partly online but mostly in person -- a big change from this time last year, thanks to plentiful vaccines, K-State's temporary mask requirement, and everyone's efforts to keep each other safe. This fall, our events will be mostly online, … Continue reading Fall Preview

Alumni Spotlight: Corinne Matthews

Corinne Matthews (MA '17) “How about we start a podcast?” In the summer of 2020, Ayanni Cooper, a member of my Ph.D. cohort at the University of Florida, asked me this question. Like many other people, the early days of the pandemic left us feeling lonely and adrift. And, since research in the field of … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Corinne Matthews

ChLA Conference 2021

14 of the 17 faculty, graduate students, and alumni who presented at the 2021 Children's Literature Association (ChLA) Conference, 9-13 June 2021. The Children's Literature Association (ChLA) Conference looked a bit different for 2021, as Covid-19 continued to exercise its influence over professional events -- and so did our annual group photo of faculty, students, … Continue reading ChLA Conference 2021

Found Object: 2021 M.A. Writing Projects

Location: Social media.Object: Project Titles,  graduating M.A. students.Observations: 1) Each spring, for many years, we have displayed the Writing Project and Thesis titles of our graduating M.A. students at our annual spring Awards Banquet.  2) This year, like last year,  K-State's limited operations in response to COVID prompted us to develop an alternative: with the … Continue reading Found Object: 2021 M.A. Writing Projects

April 2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Cover for Sparked: George Floyd, Racism, and the Progressive Illusion (Minnesota Historical Society, 2021), where Thomas X. Sarmiento's work appears.   Each month during the academic year, we assemble a newsletter of the department's recent publications, presentations, announcements, and awards. As the second spring semester during COVID-19 comes to a close, we celebrate recent faculty … Continue reading April 2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

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

Game On!

K-State's Virtual Open House is on! You'll find our "Poetry in Motion" contribution, in honor of National Poetry Month, filed under the "Activities and Events" to "Enjoy all weekend" -- or, just go directly to our virtual Poet-in-the-Box (launching Friday at 9:00am through 8:00pm) and our lightning talks on favorite poems (available on demand). Enjoy! … Continue reading Game On!

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

Virtual Open House 2021

After cancellation due to COVID-19 last spring, K-State's annual Open House is back for 2021 -- and K-State English is ready! Our theme is "Poetry in Motion" in honor of National Poetry Month and the virtual space for this year's Open House: What makes the heart of a poem tick? Why do its rhymes resonate? … Continue reading Virtual Open House 2021