Graduate Literature Studies Conference
This past week, on December 4th and 5th, the first year English graduate students showcased the research they’ve been working on this semester in their literature studies conference:”Under Her Eye: Unveiling Narrative and Power.” Students presented papers on a variety of works, including many papers on Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Following the presentations, attendees had the opportunity to ask question and participate in lively discussion. Thank you to all who attended and participated!
Congratulations to Dr. Mythili Menon who has been awarded a Multidisciplinary Research Project Award (MURPA) of $7,500 for Spring 2018, for her project ‘Investigating the Spread of Misinformation on the Web by Analyzing Online Sharing Behavior’ with collaborator Dr. Murtuza Jadliwala (Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science). This award will support the work of two undergraduate RA positions in the Menon Lab next semester.
Dan Hoyt Visits Wichita State
Dan Hoyt, professor at Kansas State, came down to visit Darren DeFrain’s ENGL 712 class last week. He spent the entire time with the class answering questions about his new book, This Book Is Not For You. He also met with several of the program’s MFA students before giving a reading at Watermark Books. The reading was preceded by a book trailer created by MFA students Aaron Rodriguez and Will Sandberg. The excellent reading was followed by a Q&A with Darren DeFrain, as well as dinner and drinks at The Anchor. It was an excellent experience all around- thank you to everyone who attended!
Former MFA Student Interviewed by AWP
Former MFA student Dan Calhoun was recently interviewed by the AWP. A link to the interview can be found here.
The Wichita English blog will be going on hiatus for winter break, and will return at the beginning of Spring semester. Have a safe break and a happy New Year!
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