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

Alumni Spotlight: Nan Johnson

  "Bernard Malamud's heritage has created a problem for the literary critic," begins an M.A. thesis from 1975, titled The Theme of Intimacy in Three Works by Bernard Malamud: "Intimacy is not always comfortable; it is often unexpected, undeserved, and tumultuous. However, for Malamud, it is always necessary." Today, we celebrate an alumna whom we … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Nan Johnson

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

SUROP 2019: Following the Trail of the Exodusters

  For the past eight weeks, we have enjoyed the company and research talents of Kaiya Thompson (BA ’21, English, Spelman College). As we shared in an earlier post, Kaiya joined us as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (SUROP) sponsored by the Graduate School at Kansas State. This morning, Kaiya presented highlights … Continue reading SUROP 2019: Following the Trail of the Exodusters

2018-2019 Annual Awards Banquet

Last Saturday, May 11, we celebrated student and faculty success at our 2018-2019 Annual Awards Banquet. We'll have photos soon from Kristen Schweitzer (K-State alumna in Biology and in Curriculum and Instruction), but for now, here are our award recipients.  (Information about the student awards below is available from our department's web site.) Brink Memorial … Continue reading 2018-2019 Annual Awards Banquet

Spring Preview

Though today's ice and snow remind us that winter is still at hand, the start of the semester promises springtime ahead! Here are some of the events that we're looking forward to in the coming months: ~ Associate Professor Abby Knoblauch launches our Spring Colloquia Series on Wednesday, February 13. Abby is back from her … Continue reading Spring Preview

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

Unlearning Linguistic Trauma: Identifying Broken Perceptions in the Composition Classroom

“They call it broken language but we say broken to who? — Dye Scott-Rhodan One Sunday after church, my Aunt Peach was wearing a new dress and my mama said, “Peach! Girl, that dress is bad!” My eyes widened as I squeezed her hand and said, “Mama!” I was about six years old and quickly … Continue reading Unlearning Linguistic Trauma: Identifying Broken Perceptions in the Composition Classroom

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