The Washburn Review

‘Mansfield Park’: In defense of Fanny Price

November 4, 2018

Jane Austen’s literary works are read by people all over the world and for good reason. However, readers are undecided about the main character in Austen’s “Mansfield Park,” a humble and quiet girl who takes quite a c...

Sharon Draper visits Annual Writing Conference

Tambour Bieker

October 17, 2017

On Oct 10, Washburn University hosted the 24th Annual Writing Conference and Literature Festival. This was the second year this event has been held at Washburn University, but the first year Sharon Draper has been the featur...

Sharon Draper speaks at annual conference

Tambour Bieker

October 17, 2017

Washburn hosted the 24th Annual Writing Conference and Literature Festival Oct. 10 in Washburn A/B.  Middle school and high school students from Emporia, Junction City and Topeka’s 501 district came to listen to guest authors and lecturers talk abou...

Washburn lecturer speaks at Kansas Book Festival

Emily Kobzar

September 12, 2017

The 2017 Kansas Book Festival featured Dennis Etzel Jr., Washburn lecturer, as one of its 20 guest speakers.  Free to the public, the event was held at 10 a.m. Sept. 9 at the Kansas State Capitol Building.  “Fast Food Sonnets,” Etzel’s new book of poet...

Washburn English department makes way for Way

Andrew Shermoen

October 25, 2016

Washburn’s English department welcomed Geoffrey Way to its faculty this semester.Specializing in Shakespeare and early modern literature, Way’s collegiate career began at Virginia Tech. Way is from Virginia; his family lived in the ...

Hearts will ache over ‘Flowers for Algernon’ story

Anna Cuimmo

November 21, 2015

Written in 1959, the novel "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes is considered a classic for good reason. Although written decades ago, its themes are still relevant today. This science fiction novel follows Charlie Gordon...