Found Object: Annual Awards Banquet, 2012

Location: Department digital files.Object: Photo of Dan Hornsby (BA '12), Katy Karlin, and Emi Griess (MA '12) at the English Department's Annual Awards Banquet (4 May 2012)Observations: 1) Usually, as April ends and May begins, we're getting ready to welcome students, families, faculty, and donors to our Awards Banquet. For a second year, though, COVID-19 … Continue reading Found Object: Annual Awards Banquet, 2012

Found Object: Writing Center Conference, 2010

Location: Deborah Murray's phone.Object: Photo of K-State English faculty and students at the IWCA/NCPTW Conference, Baltimore, MD, November 2010.Observations: 1) So many familiar faces in this photo! Thanks to social media and email, we've been able to keep in touch with many of the alums pictured here. 2) So many people standing so close together … Continue reading Found Object: Writing Center Conference, 2010

Found Object: Humanities Course Materials, c.1964

Location: Discovered between books from Associate Professor Emeritus Michael Donnelly. Object: Course materials for the Humanities course sequence on "Classical Cultures" and "Medieval and Renaissance." Observations: 1. We usually think of a syllabus as the schedule of readings and assignments for a given course, but this thick spiral-bound "syllabus" is more of a course pack. … Continue reading Found Object: Humanities Course Materials, c.1964

Found Object: MLA Handbook

Location: Discovered between books from Associate Professor Emeritus Michael Donnelly. Object: A publicity announcement for the first MLA Handbook for Writers (8 August 1977). Observations: 1. This publicity piece, tucked into the back of the volume, is the sort of ephemeral object that is typically thrown out (or, today, recycled). I'm grateful for its chance … Continue reading Found Object: MLA Handbook

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

Alumni Connections, 2013 and 2020

Our panelists for the 2013 Alumni Connections career panel, left to right: Jimbo Ivy (BA '10), Toni Tadolini (MA '07), Sarah Caldwell Hancock (BA '94, MA '96), Michelle Haupt (BA '93), and Alyssa Dawson (MA '10) Since 2005, the English Department has hosted an alumni career panel to connect our current students with the expertise … Continue reading Alumni Connections, 2013 and 2020

Alumni Spotlight: Nan Johnson

  "Bernard Malamud's heritage has created a problem for the literary critic," begins an M.A. thesis from 1975, titled The Theme of Intimacy in Three Works by Bernard Malamud: "Intimacy is not always comfortable; it is often unexpected, undeserved, and tumultuous. However, for Malamud, it is always necessary." Today, we celebrate an alumna whom we … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Nan Johnson