Found Object: Fall Display

Location: English Department Main Office, ECS Building.Object: Bulletin board display created by student office assistant Rhianna Thomas (BA '23, Political Science)Observations: 1) Our main office staff decorates the bulletin boards in the English Department office throughout the year, adjusting the images and captions for each season. 2) This month, Rhianna took the lead for the … Continue reading Found Object: Fall Display

Sigma Tau Delta Celebrates Banned Books Week 2020

Banned Books Week 2020 (Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association) Harry Potter. To Kill a Mockingbird. The Hate U Give. The list goes on and on. Believe it or not, these are all banned books! This year Banned Books Week runs September 27-October 3. The week in honor of censored books began in 1982 … Continue reading Sigma Tau Delta Celebrates Banned Books Week 2020

Mask Up!

Monica Kopenhaver (MA '21) and Amy Levin Plattner (MA '21) with Biscuit COVID-19 has brought many changes to our everyday lives this year, including a new accessory. In support of K-State's new policy regarding face coverings and the City of Manhattan's mask requirement, here are some faculty and graduate students of the Kansas State English … Continue reading Mask Up!

#keatscore Mood Boards

The #keatscore mood board that Hannah Rollison (MA '22) created for ENGL 801 "Introduction to Graduate Studies" This fall semester, our M.A. students in ENGL 801 "Introduction to Graduate Studies" are reading and discussing John Keats's ode "To Autumn" as they enhance their skills at close reading. Also this fall semester, during COVID-19, we are … Continue reading #keatscore Mood Boards

Found Object: EH 228 Classroom, 1999

Location: A box discovered during summer cleaning in the ECS Building.Object: Photo of Associate Professor Emeritus Irene Ward teaching ENGL 100 "Expository Writing 1" in the EH 228 technology lab classroom, Fall 1999.Observations: 1) In the late 1990s, the English Department oversaw the installation of a technology lab classroom in Eisenhower Hall for computer-assisted writing … Continue reading Found Object: EH 228 Classroom, 1999

Summer 2020 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Screenshot from Han Yu's “Response to ‘Make COVID-19 Visuals Gross’” for the Medical Humanities Blog (28 May 2020).    Each month during the academic year, we assemble a newsletter of the department's recent publications, presentations, announcements, and awards. The issue for September typically showcases a substantial amount of research, scholarship, and creative activity that our … Continue reading Summer 2020 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Found Object: Graduate Newsletter

Location: File cabinet with Grad Program files, storage room, ECS Building.Object: File folder titled "Graduate Newsletter."Observations: It appears that, for a period of 10 years, the Graduate Program in English produced a Graduate Alumni Newsletter. Location: File cabinet with Grad Program files, storage room, ECS Building.Object: File folder titled "Graduate Newsletter."Observations: 1) The first issue … Continue reading Found Object: Graduate Newsletter

The Writing Must Go On!

A new Canvas module for the Writing Center (Fall 2020) As the K-State community begins the “semester like no other” (to quote a recent Town Hall speech from President Myers), at least one thing hasn’t changed: many students will have a lot of writing to do this fall. Faculty well know—often from personal experience—that the … Continue reading The Writing Must Go On!

Found Object: The Country Wife

Location: A box discovered during summer cleaning in the ECS Building.Object: Photo of a faculty/grad student performance of William Wycherley's The Country Wife (1675), 10 Dec 2002.Observations: 1) During the 2000s, for department holiday parties we often performed scenes from Restoration and 18th c. plays as a holiday entertainment, drawing on the expertise of Bonnie … Continue reading Found Object: The Country Wife

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Cassandra Griffing

Cassandra Griffing (BA '21) If someone asked me a year ago what I wanted to do after I complete my undergrad degree, I wouldn’t have had the slightest idea how to respond. An English degree can lead to many career paths, which is both exciting and daunting. When I set out to find an internship, … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Cassandra Griffing