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    Letter from the Chair Spring 2021

    We cover a lot of ground here in the English Department. With major concentrations in creative writing, literature, teaching, linguistics, and professional writing, and graduate programs in most of these areas, we’re sort of like our own little college over here. Social scientists (the linguists, and some of the rhetoricians) rub elbows with artists (the […]

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    Letter from the Chair Fall 2020

    I don’t have to tell you that the last few months have been a challenge. Our alumni are out there, across the country and the world, dealing with All the Things: disrupted child care arrangements, sudden work disruptions, illness, uncertainty, grief. Back here in the English Department, we are wrapping up a semester unlike any […]

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    English Department commits to anti-racist action

    Amidst the justified rage over the murder of unarmed, black citizens by police, the English Department at Ball State University renews its commitment to anti-racist action. We support the protests happening nationwide in the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Dreasjon Reed, Tony McDade, and the scores of others who […]

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    Letter from the Chair Spring 2020

    Well, the past academic year has not been one that we’ll forget soon. Extraordinary circumstances Since early March our more than 70 teachers have been pursuing our educational mission online. We’ve been working overtime to ensure that our students continue to grow in their mastery of writing and critical analysis, pedagogy and persuasion, knowledge and […]

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  • River Teeth Finds New Home at Ball State

    After twenty years at Ashland University in Ohio, River Teeth will now be housed in the Department of English at Ball State University. What is River Teeth? River Teeth is a portfolio of literary editing projects anchored by one of the top literary nonfiction magazines in the country. It includes a bi-annual, print magazine (River Teeth: […]

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  • Ball State Centennial Poem Contest

    Calling all Ball State Poets, Wordsmiths, and Performance Artists! On the occasion of Ball State’s 100th Anniversary, the creative writing program is seeking a commemorative poem that honors Ball State’s history and celebrates its future. The winning poet will be published in the Spring-Summer 2019 issue of Ball State Magazine. Creative writing faculty will judge the […]

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  • Oh, the places you’ll go, #bsuenglish

    Want an answer to the question “What can you do with an English degree?” Here’s what some recent #bsuenglish graduates are doing right now! Communications & Marketing Luke Bell (BA in CW 2016) Writer & Social Media Manager, Fanning Howey Architects, Indianapolis, IN Lauren Birkey (BA in English Studies 2017) Copywriter & Designer, Spotted Monkey Marketing, […]

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