• Take 3 Faculty Lecture Series

    Come hear three English professors speak about their research projects at Take 3! Assistant Teaching Professor Brian Morrison created “Take 3” to make faculty research and writing more visible to students and colleagues.  The event has grown in popularity over the years and is now a recurring tradition within the department, boasting a new lecture […]

  • August Good News – Students and Alumni

    This summer, our students and alumni received a lot of great opportunities, including presentations and new job positions. Read on to learn more! Student Good News Allison Akers’ short story, “Fate Inc.,” was accepted into the Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle, and she has the opportunity to present it in Las Vegas! Melissa Powell (Ph.D. Literature) and Leah Heim (M.A. Literature), […]

  • Welcome Prof. Rick Wysocki

    Rick Wysocki is a new Rhetoric and Writing professor in the Ball State English Department. He has his PHD in Rhetoric and Composition. Wysocki’s research includes LGBTQ archival rhetoric, media theory, and digital rhetoric. How would you describe your perspective on teaching? I’m influenced by the liberal arts tradition, and I’m interested in teaching that […]

  • August Good News – Faculty

    Many great things happened to our faculty over the summer! Read below to find out more about what they have published and presented. Faculty Good News Prof. Mark Neely’s latest poetry manuscript, Ticker, was one of three finalists for Southern Indiana Review Press’s Michael Waters Poetry Award. It was also a semi-finalist for the Lexi […]

  • Film Festivals, Published Projects, and More!

    This February was full of good news— from published articles to film festivals. Read on to learn more! Faculty Prof. Molly Ferguson published her article, “‘I retract that bit…’: Hypermasculinity and Violence in Martin McDonagh’s films” in Literature, Interpretation, Theory for the first of two special issues with the theme “Violent Feelings”. Prof. Michael Begnal […]

  • Stars to Steer By: Jerome Megna

    Jerome Megna received his B.A. in English and Philosophy from St. Francis College in Brooklyn, and his M.A. in Linguistics and English and American Literature from New York University. In 1969, he was offered a doctoral fellowship in English here at Ball State University. While here, he taught and worked on his dissertation: The Poetry of Sylvia Plath. […]