Category: Humanities


  • The Origins of the Burris Writing Center

    By Dr. Susanna Benko, Associate Professor of English, Director of Indiana Writing Project, & Director of Teacher Education for the College of Sciences & Humanities, and Dr. Jackie Grutsch McKinney, Professor of English & Writing Center Director We teach and research about writing — writing pedagogy, writing centers, writing policy — but our interests in writing […]

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  • Letter from the Chair

    Greetings, from someone relatively new to this position, an endeavor so far exhilarating, a challenge, yes, but likewise an opportunity. English is the largest department on campus, and we like to stay busy, vivid, vibrant—of quality and quantity. We proudly do things, make things, analyze things, with a critical and imaginative mind. A lot of […]

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  • October/November Good News

    The past two months have been productive for #bsuenglish, and we have the good news to prove it! ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Faculty Professor Michael Begnal Professor Begnal’s book The Music and Noise of the Stooges, 1967-71: Lost in the Future was published by Routledge. More information on Begnal’s critical monograph can be found here: https://www.routledge.com/The-Music-and-Noise-of-the-Stooges-1967-71-Lost-in-the-Future/Begnal/p/book/9780367648435 Begnal also […]

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  • Grace Goze: From Undergrad English to Grad School Poetry and Comedy

    Grace Goze graduated from Ball State with an English major with a creative writing concentration in 2021. After graduation, she is pursuing an MFA in Screenwriting with a concentration in Comedy Writing at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Please introduce yourself—I’d love to know when you attended Ball State, your area(s) of study, and […]

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  • Luke Bell: Creative Writing Student to Senior Copywriter

    Luke Bell graduated from Ball State with an English major with a Creative Writing concentration in 2016. After graduation, he started working as a marketing writer on a rebranding project. He currently works as a Senior Copywriter and Creative Lead at an advertising agency. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Please introduce yourself with some tidbits that will help us get […]

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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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