Author: tnwicker

  • Guest Post: Mamadou Djiguimde Presents “Bargaining in Bobo-Dioulasso”

    Communities across the world have different norms and rituals. In this 36-minute documentary film, Ritassida Mamadou Djiguimde, a doctoral student in the Applied Linguistics program of Ball State University, offers a linguistic perspective on the cultural practice that is “bargaining.” Bargaining, in the context of Bobo-Dioulasso, the second largest city of Burkina Faso, West Africa, […]

  • Robert Young

    So far there has been a marked difference between my career as an undergraduate in Ball State’s English department and the beginnings of my graduate work. With more reading to do, as well as a whole new approach to learning, graduate school expects more of me, though I knew this would be true. I knew […]

  • What Does Literature Mean to You?

    We’re launching 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. Our first post in this series is brought to you by our literature faculty, who all answered the same question: what […]

  • Help Us Reach #1000for2016

    Listen up, folks. We are on the cusp of a milestone, a breakthrough in BSU English history. With just fifteen more Twitter followers and forty-four Facebook likes, we will have reached 1,000 BSU English supporters across our social media platforms, but we need your help. If you have a Twitter, find us and follow. If you’re on […]

  • Jared Lynch

    At my core I’ll always be a creative writer first. In the future I plan to get an MFA in creative writing, and ultimately my goal is to teach creative writing at a collegiate level. I had a wonderful and inspirational experience in the English Department, and I learned a plethora of transferable communication skills […]

  • October

    In the latest installment of the “Good News” series, the Ball State English department highlights the accomplishments of our faculty and students. Prof. Susanna Benko has been hard at work on a research project with Dr. Emily Hodge (Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Montclair State University) and Dr. Serena Salloum (Assistant Professor of Educational […]

  • Krishna Walker: Attorney for Non-Profits and Businesses

    Krishna Walker is an attorney at Bryan Cave, LLP in the firm’s St. Louis, Missouri office. Ms. Walker focuses her practice on complex transactional and business counseling matters. Her industry specialization includes financial services and non-profit organizations, and she regularly represents clients on matters including corporate governance, representation of lenders and borrowers in direct secured and […]

  • Spring ’16 Course Highlights

    November is just around the corner, and you know what that means. Now that you’ve survived midterms, the next daunting task approaches: scheduling your classes for the spring. For some of you, you’re seasoned professionals. You set your schedule in ten or fifteen minutes and don’t think about it for another two months. For others, […]