Undergraduate Poetry Reviews: Sean Hill

Poet Sean Hill reads from his work (19 Feb 2021) Visiting Writer Sean Hill made multiple appearances for K-State students this year, despite the COVID pandemic’s cancellation of his in-person visit to campus. Students were studying his collection Dangerous Goods, especially the way historic research feeds his poems, both in their formal composition — using … Continue reading Undergraduate Poetry Reviews: Sean Hill

Alumni Spotlight: Dustin Vann

Dustin Vann (BA '16, MA '20) Generally speaking, the final semester of graduate school should be an exciting time in one’s academic career. Though there’s stillwork to be done — projects to defend; jobs and PhD programs to apply for — all that hard work will pay off. You’ll get to celebrate the end of … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Dustin Vann

Winter 2020-2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Cover for Keywords for Children's Literature (2021), Second Edition, by Philip Nel with co-editors Lissa Paul and Nina Christensen   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 … Continue reading Winter 2020-2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Spring Preview

Spring flowers (photo: K-State Global Campus) This week's snow and ice remind us that winter is still at hand, as we continue to navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the start of the semester this week promises that spring is near! Here are some of the online events that we're looking forward to … Continue reading Spring Preview

Our Thanks to Robin Mosher

Robin Mosher (right) with Deborah Murray (left) at the department's Annual Awards Banquet ~ May 2011   Just as the Fall 2020 semester started, instructor Robin Mosher retired after almost 40 years teaching at Kansas State. We wanted to take a moment, as the fall semester and calendar year end, to recognize Robin's important contributions … Continue reading Our Thanks to Robin Mosher

November 2020 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Cover for African American Language: Language Development from Infancy to Adulthood (2020) by Mary Kohn et. al.     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 fall courses and to supporting others … Continue reading November 2020 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Grad Student Spotlight: Alyssa Freeman-Moser

Alyssa Freeman-Moser (MA '21) Back in 2011, I was an undergraduate studying (you guessed it!) English at a small liberal arts school in West Georgia called LaGrange College. A professor, popular among students, came into our History of the English Language course chuckling to himself. We asked him what was so funny, and he explained … Continue reading Grad Student Spotlight: Alyssa Freeman-Moser

Found Object: SAGE Colloquium, Fall 2010 and Fall 2020

Location: File folder of past department event flyers, ECS 108.Object: Flyer for the SAGE Colloquium, Fall 2010.Observations: 1) For the past 20+ years, the final event in our department's Fall Colloquium series offers the stage to our M.A. students for a panel session organized by SAGE. 2) SAGE -- the short-hand name for our graduate … Continue reading Found Object: SAGE Colloquium, Fall 2010 and Fall 2020

October 2020 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Cover for The Political Fiction of Ward Just (2020) by Dave Smit, Professor Emeritus     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 fall courses and to supporting others during the pandemic. … Continue reading October 2020 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

September 2020 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Cover for the special issue of The Chaucer Review (vol. 55, no. 4, 2020) co-edited by Wendy Matlock.     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 significant energies towards teaching fall courses and to supporting … Continue reading September 2020 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity