• In Print XI

    The In Print Festival of First Books is a two-day event bringing writers who have just published their first books to campus, as well as an editor from a small press or literary journal, to give readings, talk about their experiences getting published, and work with our students. The Spring 2016 festival will be held […]

  • Why Teach Race?

    We’ve launched a new series that we’ve titled “Department Dialogue.” This series offers our professors a platform they can use to discuss English-related topics that are of interest to both faculty and students alike. We continue the series with responses to the question: what is the place of race and racial issues in English Studies? […]

  • Alliance of Black Teachers Meetings

    The Alliance of Black Teachers Club (ABT) was founded in 2015 in the Department of English by students studying English Education. Their mission is to connect students to peers, professionals, organizations, institutions, and resources that support black students in the field of education and broaden the development, retention, and recruitment of black teachers. The ABT provides a safe space […]

  • What Does Creative Writing Mean to You?

    We’ve launched a new series that we’ve titled “Department Dialogue.” This series offers our professors a platform that they can use to discuss English-related topics that are of interest to both faculty and students alike. We continue the series with responses from the Creative Writing faculty, who have all answered the same question: what does […]

  • January

    In the latest installment of the “Good News” series, the Ball State English Department highlights the accomplishments of our faculty and students. Prof. Lyn Jones and her teaching students recently published the second issue of “Rethinking Children’s and Young Adult Literature.” The interactive magazine features dialogue with authors, original and rewritten stories, and teacher resources for the […]

  • Robert Bell Ball Scholarships

    The blog has a new page! With the Robert Bell Ball approaching, we’ve added a page under Resources entitled Scholarships. On this page, you can find information about scholarships available to undergraduate and graduate students in the department. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the Robert Bell Ball on April 29, 2016. Application deadlines for all scholarships are March […]