Grad Student Spotlight: Jefferson Storms

Jefferson Storms (MA '22) A couple constants in my life are a love of story and a drive to understand the people around me in all their depth, complexity, and even their contradictions—and especially to understand people who are different from me or whose perspectives challenge mine. So graduate work in literature and cultural studies … Continue reading Grad Student Spotlight: Jefferson Storms

October 2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Cover for Dust Off the Medal: Rediscovering Children's Literature at the Newbery Centennial (Routledge, 2021), where Anne Phillips' and Greg Eiselein'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 energies towards teaching fall … Continue reading October 2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

September 2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Image for Ania Payne's "Unsocialized" at Complete Sentence Literature. (Art by Jeff Kallet.)     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 energies towards teaching fall courses and to supporting others during the pandemic. We're also … Continue reading September 2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Kansas State Indigenous Peoples Day

  Kansas State’s 2021 Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday, October 11, celebrated Indigenous agriculture and sustainability. The day was enjoyed by several hundred online and in-person participants, and through their theme --“Sovereignty: Food, Film, And Policy”-- the Indigenous Faculty and Staff Alliance brought speakers together from multiple disciplines and many Indigenous nations. The day began … Continue reading Kansas State Indigenous Peoples Day

Summer 2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Cover for Lisa Tatonetti's Written by the Body: Gender Expansiveness and Indigenous Non-Cis Masculinities (U of Minnesota P, 2021).  Each month during the academic year, we assemble a newsletter of the department's recent publications, presentations, announcements, and awards. The issue for September showcases a greater range of research, scholarship, and creative activity that our faculty … Continue reading Summer 2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Meet the New Grad Students

Our new graduate students come to Kansas State University from California and Wisconsin and Florida and all parts of Kansas. They've been spending their pandemic free time learning to crochet and cooking and wandering the great outdoors and Snopesing out faulty family stories. They love their pets. We already love their pets, too! As is … Continue reading Meet the New Grad Students

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

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

Alumni Spotlight: Laine Nooney

From Denise Austin's Tone Up at the Terminals (c.1987-8), included in Laine Nooney's essay "How the Personal Computer Broke the Human Body" (Vice, 12 May 2021) "No single computer changed the world, but computer pain has changed us all": This week, as we wrap up a third consecutive semester experienced online more than in person, … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Laine Nooney

You Might Be a Linguist If…

The Linguistics Certificate at K-State is turning two!! We’re pretty proud of our inaugural certificate earners, many of whom are now going on to Masters degrees in fields like TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and speech pathology. Still, if you are like I was as an undergrad, you may not be entirely clear … Continue reading You Might Be a Linguist If…