Category: Humanities


  • Practical Advice for Graduate School

    By Debbie Mix, Graduate Programs Director If you’ve ever considered applying to graduate school, you’ve probably heard that it is a worthwhile endeavor, but not without its challenges. Even the beginning of the application process—finding the right programs to apply to—can seem daunting, so if you’re looking at graduate school as the next step in […]

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  • 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 works as a senior copywriter and creative lead at Nobox, an advertising agency. He 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. You can connect with him on LinkedIn.  __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Please introduce yourself with […]

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