• 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), […]

  • 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 […]

  • Yes, You Should Major in Rhetoric and Writing

    Learn about one of Ball State English’s least understood, but most practical concentrations: rhetoric and writing. by Ben Sapet  You might have seen some of the writing and rhetoric buzz words like discourse, theory, and even rhetoric itself, and been left scratching your head—and you wouldn’t be alone. I spent my entire first semester and a half […]

  • Welcome Prof. John Carter

    John Carter is a 2018 graduate of Ball State University, where he earned his Master of Arts in Creative Writing and where he also holds a B.A. in English—Creative Writing with a Professional Writing Minor. He’s interested in using description and lyricism to bring a love of nature, farming, and the rural American Midwest to […]