Pages of Resistance

Professors Lisa Tatonetti (left) and Tanya González (right) turn to literature  — by writers such as Frederick Douglass, Gloria Anzaldúato, and Mohsin Hamid — to help fight against bigotry. Trying to write anything about diversity in Manhattan, Kansas, at the current political moment seems impossible. Last week, there were incidents of homophobic chalking and reports across our community of … Continue reading Pages of Resistance

Five Works to Help You Survive the 2016 Election

Originally published November 4, 2016. Here at the Kansas State University English Department, the world’s foremost purveyor of literature listicles, we’ve been thinking a lot about the 2016 election. Some of us have even been weeping about it, but that hasn’t stopped us from compiling — for your edification and maybe even enjoyment — the … Continue reading Five Works to Help You Survive the 2016 Election

14 Halloween Children’s Books to Set Your Pumpkins on Edge

Originally published October 30, 2016. It’s that time of year again — the time when the dead raise the living, when unremembered trauma traps a ghost, when even the timid John Pig invites a witch and her friends in for a party, when children battle malevolent ghosts in a parallel London, and, of course, when … Continue reading 14 Halloween Children’s Books to Set Your Pumpkins on Edge