Meet the New Grad Students

They've made it (almost) though their first week of grad school at Kansas State, so please meet and welcome and maybe even buy a drink for our new group of English graduate students --   Name: Katie Cline Hometown: Jacksonville, Alabama Alma mater: Jacksonville State University Area of study: Children’s Literature Please tell us something … Continue reading Meet the New Grad Students

Teaching Literature Online

"One thing I learned from teaching on-line this past spring: Build the entire course before the term begins": This week, we feature a blog post from faculty member Phil Nel who takes his readers behind the scenes as he creates an online version of ENGL 545 "Literature for Adolescents" for Fall 2018. The English Department at … Continue reading Teaching Literature Online

2017-2018 Annual Awards Banquet

Last Saturday, May 5, we celebrated student and faculty success at our 2017-2018 Annual Awards Banquet. We'll have photos soon from Autumn Shoemaker (BS '10, Journalism Mass Comm), but for now, here are our award recipients.  (Information about the student awards below is available from our department's web site.) Brink Memorial Essay Award: Jackson Wright … Continue reading 2017-2018 Annual Awards Banquet

Three Questions with K-State English: Alcott’s Little Women

In the first of our "Three Questions with K-State English" video series, Professors Greg Eiselein and Anne Phillips discuss the legacy of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, which celebrates its sesquicentennial this year and has influenced everyone from Patti Smith to Lena Dunham, the creator of HBO's Girls.    

Review of Love, Simon

Greg Berlanti’s Love, Simon, the first major studio film about a gay kid coming out, has been called “something of a landmark in LGBTQ cinema”  and “a radically inclusive act.” It has been lauded for giving new life to the teen romance genre and for making gay romance mainstream. As critics on the Rotten Tomatoes … Continue reading Review of Love, Simon

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