Graduates of ENG 444 Manifesto Book Binding are collaborating with faculty and print-making students from the art department to form a book-binders’ collaborative that will show and sell its work at the Downtown Muncie First Thursday Arts Walk on October 6. Blank journals will retail for $5-60 at Gordy’s Fine Art and Framing.
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This Thursday, September 29, The Circus in Winter: A Musical will premiere for the first time ever at Ball State’s University Theatre. This musical is based upon the novel, The Circus in Winter, by assistant professor of English, Cathy Day, and it was written and produced exclusively by Ball State students as part of their Virginia Ball Center for Creative […]
You are about to read what has affectionately been dubbed “The Audrey Brown Story” by Jill Christman. This makes me imagine it as a fabulously tacky TV movie of the week from the eighties in which I am played by Phoebe Cates. This has no bearing on the story whatsoever, but I think it’s important […]
In the second part of his post, Dr. Baishya examines the relationship of zombies to the history and literature of European colonialism. Part one of this post can be found here. …It is no wonder then that one of the first appearances of the zombie in cultural representation is in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, […]
In May, I graduated from Ball State with a creative writing degree and this plan in mind: I’d take a year off from school to work, then start grad school to work toward an MFA in creative writing, specifically poetry. Bam. Now I’d just have to find a job.
Anybody who spends much time with Dr. Amit Baishya, assistant professor of English and student of post-colonial literatures, will soon hear about his enthusiasm for zombie literature. In response to those who would dismiss zombie films as unimportant popular culture trash, Dr. Baishya makes the case here that zombie fiction represents an important cultural response to a variety of […]
This semester, I have the pleasure of being a fellow at the Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry. The idea behind the VBC is to create space for immersive, collaborative, interdisciplinary learning. The reality of being at the VBC is, well, flat-out fantastic. It’s the only teaching responsibility I have this semester, and it’s the […]
The Writing Program of Ball State is kicking off their First Friday Series by bringing in the award-winning Penn State professor, Cheryl Glenn. Her presentation is entitled, “At the Intersection of Rhetoric and Feminism: Promises and Possibilities,” and will take place on September 9th. Signed, Tyler Fields