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 and Gregory Eiselein have co-edited The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia (2001), the Norton Critical Edition of Alcott's Little Women (2004), Critical Insights: Little Women (2015), and the forthcoming Critical Insights: Louisa May Alcott (2016). She co-edited 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 is researching 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. Her essay on the illustrated editions of Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden appears 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), as well as a 2008 K-State Assessment Showcase award. Associate Department Head since 2000, 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 completed a term as associate editor of the Children's Literature Association Quarterly in 2014.