• Centennial Poem Winner…and a Reading!

    We are thrilled to congratulate graduate student Lindsey Dirksen as the winner of the Ball State Centennial Poem Contest for her poem “100 Year Glide.” She is a second-year MA student in English with a focus in creative writing. She loves all genres of writing, but works primarily with poetry. She’s published her work in […]

  • One #BSUEnglish Day

    It’s #OneBallStateDay, and the English department wants to thank our community for continuing to give back so that we can fly forward. Your gifts are used for lots of different purposes, and if you’d like to help us continue our good work, here’s where you can help. Consider donating to the Ball State English General […]

  • In Print Festival of First Books 2019

    General Information For over a decade, the Ball State Creative Writing Program’s In Print Festival of First Books has brought authors who’ve just published their first book and a literary editor/publisher to campus for a two day event featuring a reading, classroom visits, and a panel discussion/Q&A on literary editing and publishing. This year’s festival, […]

  • Shirley Brice Heath: “The Future of English”

    What does it mean for millions of people to learn English for a global market when the humanities are so undervalued within academia? Additionally, what are the responsibilities of English departments in this increasingly anglophone world? Dr. Shirley Brice Heath will address such concerns in her presentation “The Future of English” on Friday, December 14 […]

  • Star Party: Find Your True North

    Okay, so what’s the Star Party? It’s like the College of Communication, Information, and Media (CCIM) Super Party. But for people who want to learn more about getting involved in the humanities at Ball State. When and where? Monday, Oct. 29, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the Stu East Multipurpose Room Why did you […]

  • Dead Shakespeare Society Reading Friday

    Three years ago, a small group of undergraduates banded together with me to adapt and reduce Shakespeare’s Macbeth for a performance in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death (April 23, 1616). We joined students from the Spanish Department and Professor Stephen Hesselm as it was also the 400th anniversary of Cervantes’s death. […]