ATLAS: Association for Textual and Literary Analysis Students


Front (from left): Kiera Gaswint, Samantha Weiss, Madelaine Pope, Blue Profitt, Micaela Tore,
Heather Stephenson, Jessica Eylem, and Morgan McDougall
Back (from left): Adam Wagner, Theodora Hannan, and Blake Altman
Not pictured: Katelynn Phillips, Lindley McGuire, and Hammed Adejare

Mission Statement

ATLAS' mission is to assist in the professionalization of graduate literature students in the English department. We also provide a venue for new graduate students to learn about the work of their colleagues and professors, as well as other professionals in the English field. We aim to build the strongest possible community among students while preparing them for work in the field.


In the 2016-2017 school year, ATLAS held two events aimed at professional development and service to the university. In the Fall, the group partnered with Dr. Khani Begum to organize a conference titled "Global Responses to 9/11 and the War on Terror: Literary, Media, and Film Perspectives." The conference welcomed scholars from several institutions and varied disciplines. In the Spring, they held a career panel for undergraduate and graduate English students that featured five distinct paths that English students have available to them, as well as how to navigate post-graduation questions. In the future, ATLAS would like to host similar events, as well as volunteer with campus and local organizations. 


Current English MA students can visit our Facebook group to stay up-to-date on events and keep in touch with the rest of the group.

We have also created an Alumni group for ATLAS alumni to help current and past students stay connected and share scholarly or professional development opportunities.

Current Officers for 2017-2018

Samantha Weiss, President

Kiera Gaswint, Vice President

Morgan McDougall, Secretary

Lindley McGuire, Treasurer

Katelynn Phillips, Events Liaison

Kim Coates, Faculty Advisor

Updated: 04/20/2020 04:34PM