Associate Professor and Associate Head / Graduate Faculty
Ph.D. 1993, University of Connecticut
Office: English/Counseling Services Bldg. 101
Phone: (785) 532-2167
Anne K. Phillips specializes in American children's and adolescent literature. She has published in Children's Literature, The Lion and the Unicorn, and the Children's Literature Association Quarterly, among other venues. She is the coeditor of Children's Literature 21 (Yale UP, 1993) and, with Christine Doyle, Children’s Literature, volume 34 (2006), a volume dedicated to the works of Louisa May Alcott. She and Gregory Eiselein have co-edited The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia (Greenwood, 2001) and the Norton Critical Edition of Alcott's Little Women (2004). She is currently pursuing a research interest in illustrations of classics of American children's literature such as L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" books, and Carol Ryrie Brink's Caddie Woodlawn, and she has published an essay on the illustrated editions of Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden in Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden: A Children's Classic at 100 (2011), edited by Jackie C. Horne and Joe Sutliff Sanders.
At Kansas State University, Anne has been awarded the Commerce Bank Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award (1997), the Kappa Delta Pi Teacher of the Year Award (2004), and the Presidential Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Advising (2010). Currently the Associate Department Head, Anne chaired the Children's Literature Division of the MLA in 1999 and served as President of the Children’s Literature Association in 2006. She is completing a term as an associate editor of the Children’s Literature Association Quarterly.