Research and Creative Activity

English Department faculty and students regularly engage in research and creative endeavors that advance our understanding of topics within the field.

The Chapman Center

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies seeks to preserve Kansas history and culture by funding undegraduate and faculty research, publication, and outreach activities.



Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduates in English and the humanities gain valuable skills and experience as they research literature, culture, and languages. Working with faculty mentors, students learn to work with archives, databases, and print collections, and they are encouraged to present their findings through conference posters, presentations, and publications. Photo: Kinsley Searles (BA '22, MA '24) and Bailey Britton (BA '22) with Bailey’s poster presentation for the 2022 Western Literature Association Conference.

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Faculty Research and Creative Activity

Faculty in English engage in a wide range of research and creative activity, sharing their work with academic and community audiences across the state, the region, the country, and the world. Photo: Dr. Tom Sarmiento and Dr. Lisa Tatonetti present their scholarship at the 2022 American Studies Association Conference.

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