Grad Student Spotlight: Noelle Braaten and Dustin Vann

  Our M.A. program here at K-State offers a rare opportunity: the ability to combine the Tracks in Children’s Literature and in Creative Writing to develop creative writing skills specifically geared towards children’s and young adult literature. Two English M.A. students graduating this spring, Noelle Braaten (MA '20) and Dustin Vann ('20), recount their experience … Continue reading Grad Student Spotlight: Noelle Braaten and Dustin Vann

How to Celebrate National Poetry Month: 2020 Pandemic Edition

  In 2018, Traci Brimhall offered 30 ways to celebrate National Poetry Month. Below, she offers an updated version for 2020.   National Poetry Month began in 1996 through the Academy of American Poets. In their own words, “it has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets … Continue reading How to Celebrate National Poetry Month: 2020 Pandemic Edition

February 2020 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

In the weeks ahead, we'll be sharing ideas for living through our current cultural moment of social distancing, self-isolation, and mediated communications. For now, though, as we prepare to teach remotely in response to the spread of Covid-19, we offer a look at recent faculty, student, and alumni achievements in research, scholarship, and creative activity. … Continue reading February 2020 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Paperback Pandemonium 2020; or, The English Major’s March Madness

  Who is a better moral guide: Caroline Ingalls or Marmee March? Who is a better scientist: Victor Frankenstein or Lemuel Gulliver? You decide! This March, the Alpha Theta Eta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta is hosting a four-conference paperback book "tournament." Our conference categories are American, British, Global, and Young Adult/Children's literature. We hope … Continue reading Paperback Pandemonium 2020; or, The English Major’s March Madness

Winter 2019-2020 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

As promised in the posts from last September, October, November, and December, 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. Have news to report? Email us … Continue reading Winter 2019-2020 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Grad Student Spotlight: Nick Cady

The landscape of western Kansas is perhaps best known for two things: wide fields and tall elevators. While eerie fields have had plenty of great moments in gothic fiction, the towering grain elevators that stand guard over them have received considerably less literary attention.  My M.A. thesis, titled “Son of the Devil,” is a gothic … Continue reading Grad Student Spotlight: Nick Cady

Spring Preview

  Recent ice and snow remind us that winter is still at hand, but the start of the semester promises that spring is near! Here are some of the events that we're looking forward to in the coming months: ~ Assistant Professor Shirley Tung launches our Spring Colloquia Series on Wednesday, February 12 with her … Continue reading Spring Preview

November 2019 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

As promised in the posts from September, October, and 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. Have news to report? Email us at … Continue reading November 2019 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Lillian Brownlee

“Remembering is not a passionate or dispassionate retelling of a reality that is no more, but a new birth of the past, when time goes in reverse. Above all it is creativity.” ~ Svetlana Alexievich, The Unwomanly Face of War (xvii) I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and paused at a National Geographic photo … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Lillian Brownlee