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

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

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

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

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

Judith and the Vikings

Artemisia Gentileschi, "Judith Slaying Holofernes" (1620). Uffizi Gallery. In ENGL 801 "Graduate Studies in English," a required course for incoming M.A. students, we have always asked our graduate students to develop an original contribution to a current scholarly conversation about a literary or cultural text. This fall, we added a final writing assignment: we asked … Continue reading Judith and the Vikings

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