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…

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

Our Thanks to Tim Dayton and Jim Machor

  Last week, we celebrated the contributions of Tim Dayton and Jim Machor, two of our faculty members who are retiring this May after 30 years of service to Kansas State. Our celebration was, of course, on Zoom, thanks to the continued challenges of the COVID pandemic. We debuted the official retirement citations below and … Continue reading Our Thanks to Tim Dayton and Jim Machor

From Manhattan to Mongolia: Global Humanities

Phillip Marzluf with D. Tsogt-Ochir, leader of the Democratic Movement and former Mongolian parliament member (photograph taken in 1995, Selenge, Mongolia) Although everyone has heard of the 1917 Russian Communist Revolution, few know about the world’s second communist revolution, the Mongolian 1921 People’s Revolution, which made Mongolia independent of the nascent Republic of China and … Continue reading From Manhattan to Mongolia: Global Humanities

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

In the Wake of Atlanta: A Dialogue on Racism, Misogyny, and Asians in America

(Image: Stop AAPI Hate)   More than a week has gone by since the murders of six women of Asian descent happened in Atlanta, Georgia, and another mass shooting has occurred since then in Boulder, Colorado. Even as news cycles continue to modulate, we, as two scholars of Asian American literature and culture, offer this … Continue reading In the Wake of Atlanta: A Dialogue on Racism, Misogyny, and Asians in America