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

Alumni Spotlight: Brooke Williams

Brooke Williams (MA '11) sits with Willie the Wildcat in the K-State Student Union on a visit to K-State's campus to participate in the 2017 Alumni Career Panel. At 5:15 a.m., I wake up and tiptoe over my two and half year old who has made her way onto a puppy-shaped sleeping bag beside our … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Brooke Williams

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Meghan Luttrell

Meghan Luttrell (BA '23) Storytelling is not strictly related to a person’s ability to speak. In American Sign Language Literature, an intricate and well-developed story can be told without one sound. This unique way of storytelling allows for a new experience for “listeners” and readers alike. In American Sign Language storytelling, each signed word holds … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Meghan Luttrell

Game On!

K-State's Virtual Open House is on! You'll find our "Poetry in Motion" contribution, in honor of National Poetry Month, filed under the "Activities and Events" to "Enjoy all weekend" -- or, just go directly to our virtual Poet-in-the-Box (launching Friday at 9:00am through 8:00pm) and our lightning talks on favorite poems (available on demand). Enjoy! … Continue reading Game On!

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

Found Object: Shakespeare in the Little Apple

Location: Digital files.Object: Postcard announcing the month-long visit of Shakespeare's First Folio to Kansas State and Manhattan, February 2016.Observations: 1) Five years ago, in March 2016, we were recovering from a whirlwind month of activities following the arrival of a First Folio, on loan for the month of February from the Folger Shakespeare Library in … Continue reading Found Object: Shakespeare in the Little Apple

February 2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Cover for A History of American Literature and Culture of the First World War (Cambridge UP, 2021), co-edited by Tim Dayton.   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 … Continue reading February 2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Virtual Open House 2021

After cancellation due to COVID-19 last spring, K-State's annual Open House is back for 2021 -- and K-State English is ready! Our theme is "Poetry in Motion" in honor of National Poetry Month and the virtual space for this year's Open House: What makes the heart of a poem tick? Why do its rhymes resonate? … Continue reading Virtual Open House 2021

How to Survive a Pandemic: Connection, Vulnerability, and Empathy

Video essay by Sariah Cheadle (MA '22) for ENGL 625 (Fall 2020) on "What an Eighteenth-Century Novel and The Big Bang Theory Taught Me About Surviving a Pandemic." For the final project in ENGL 625 “Eighteenth-Century British Women Writers” (Fall 2020), students were asked to devise an original topic pertaining to one or more of … Continue reading How to Survive a Pandemic: Connection, Vulnerability, and Empathy

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