Category: Our News


  • #bsuenglish at the AWP Conference

    The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) is an annual conference, held this year from February 8 through February 11 in Washington, D.C. Eleven #bsuenglish students had the honor of attending this year, led by #bsuenglish Professor Jill Christman. The Association of Writers & Writing Programs was held in the convention center located in downtown […]

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  • March

    In the latest installment of the “Good News” series, the Ball State English Department highlights the accomplishments of our faculty and students.  BSU media’s article “Parents learning English benefit from class offered by Ball State, Muncie Schools” is based on a partnership between BSU ESL licensure students in Prof. Lynn Stalling‘s Methods and Practicum courses and the Muncie […]

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  • New Immersive Course: Jacket Copy Creative!

    We’re sure you know all about The Broken Plate and Digital Literature Review, the English Department’s two ongoing immersive learning courses. Well, we’re here to tell you about a new immersive learning opportunity launching this Fall: Jacket Copy Creative! Jacket Copy Creative will be a team of students from English and other areas working to manage the public communications of two real-world […]

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  • Jeremy Flick

    Jeremy Flick is native of Indianapolis, IN. He currently holds a B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and is studying for his Master’s in Creative Writing at Ball State University. In his free time he writes poetry and prose, gets into shenanigans with his dog, Fenway, and occasionally performs music. He recently released […]

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  • Summer Hiatus

    We are going on our annual summer hiatus from now until the beginning of the Fall 2013 semester, and we will not be publishing any more blog posts until that time.  We wish you the best for the rest of the summer!

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  • Preserving Indigenous Languages in Mexico: Carolyn Mackay and Frank Trechsel

    According to National Geographic Society’s Enduring Voices Project, the endangered languages of our planet are disappearing at a rate of about one every 14 days.  Two of Ball State English Department’s faculty, Drs. Carolyn MacKay and Frank Trechsel, are among those who are working towards preserving endangered and disappearing languages. Follow the link provided below to read a recent profile […]

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  • Awards Ceremony 2011-12: A Recap

    Each spring the English Department hosts an annual awards ceremony which recognizes its undergraduate and graduate students with a number of awards and scholarships. Below is a compiled list of this past year’s recipients as well as photos from the event. We congratulate each of the winners and, as always, are grateful to all who […]

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  • Dr. Paul Ranieri Quoted In the New York Times!

    Here at the English Department Blog, we would like to congratulate Dr. Paul Ranieri on his appearance in the New York Times article, “General Studies Moves to the Mainstream,”  by Eric Platt.  Dr. Ranieri was quoted in his role as the Executive Director of the Association for General and Liberal Studies. According to the AGLS […]

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  • Dr. Frank Felsenstein’s “What Middletown Read” Project Featured in the National Press

    You may have heard of “What Middletown Read,” a database project that Dr. Frank Felsenstein has been working on for several years and that makes available for study library records from the Muncie Public Library–the database compiles records of what books were checked out from the library from the years 1891 to 1902.  For more information on the project, you […]

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