ATLAS: Association for Textual and Literary Analysis Students
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.
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