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  • Applying to Graduate School

    By Debbie Mix, Graduate Programs Director If you’ve ever been interested in applying to graduate school, we’re sure that you have plenty of questions: “What’s a statement of purpose? “Who should I ask for letters of recommendation?” “Do I have to write an entirely new writing sample?” Fear not! We’re here to outline some ways […]

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  • The Indiana Writers Center

    Dr. Darolyn “Lyn” Jones, Assistant Teaching Professor, English Department; Education Outreach Director, Indiana Writers Center Alongside teaching incredible students in my home department at Ball State University, I also serve as the Education Outreach Director for the Indiana Writers Center.  There, we have been formally lifting up underserved young voices in Indianapolis for 11 years […]

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  • August – September Good News

    With the semester now in full swing, it’s time to celebrate the good news that #bsuenglish has to share!  ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Faculty Dr. Emily Ruth Rutter has lots of good news! In May, the first of two special issues on “Women and Archives” she co-edited for Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature was published; this issue was […]

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    Letter from the Chair Spring 2021

    We cover a lot of ground here in the English Department. With major concentrations in creative writing, literature, teaching, linguistics, and professional writing, and graduate programs in most of these areas, we’re sort of like our own little college over here. Social scientists (the linguists, and some of the rhetoricians) rub elbows with artists (the […]

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  • Lauren Lutz: Making a Career Change

    Lauren Lutz earned her B.A. in English Studies in 2014. While she was a student, she worked in the Writing Center, edited the Digital Literature Review, and served as a #bsuenglish social media manager. Upon graduation, she embarked on a career in marketing in the Cincinnati area, working for Cleriti, Everything but the House, and the American Sign […]

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  • March Good News

    As March comes to a close, take a moment to help us celebrate all of our #bsuenglish accomplishments! Our faculty and alumni have a whole month full of new successes you just have to read about.  Faculty  Gui Garcia Prof. Garcia’s book, Data Visualization and Analysis in Second Language Research, is now available for pre-order (to be […]

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  • An Interview with Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn

    Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn is the author of the essay collection A Fish Growing Lungs, and she is features editor for The Rumpus. Her essays, reviews, and short memoir have appeared in the St. Petersburg Review, Gulf Coast, Brevity, Prairie Schooner, Fourth Genre, the Southeast Review, Sweet: A Literary Confection, the Indiana Review, Hobart, Essay Daily, Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, and Brevity Blog, among many others. She has […]

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  • An Interview with Joy Priest

    Joy Priest is the author of HORSEPOWER (Pitt Poetry Series, 2020), winner of the Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. She is the recipient of the 2020 Stanley Kunitz Prize, and her poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, APR, The Atlantic, and Poetry Northwest, among others. Her essays have appeared in The Bitter Southerner, Poets & Writers, […]

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