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English: Literature

Ball State University


Department of English
2000 W. University Ave. RB 297
Muncie, Indiana, 47306, United States

What We Offer

Summary

In pursuing either a master’s or doctoral degree, graduate students in literature are encouraged to balance breadth of knowledge with depth of specialization. Our faculty has a wide range of interests and expertise, spanning traditional historical periods and cross-disciplinary fields like queer and feminist theory, film studies, disability studies, and literary biography.

This is a focused degree program that includes training in research methods and literary theory. It culminates in a research project or thesis. The master’s in English literature prepares students for doctoral work in the field as well as careers in law, marketing, communication, and other careers outside the academy.

What You Will Learn
Our MA in English (literature) enables you to connect research and teaching in meaningful ways and to balance breadth of knowledge with your areas of specialization. Faculty encourage your intellectual growth and practical development through courses on pedagogy and professionalism.

Students will learn to:
-Hone their analytical reading skills.
-Conduct focused, independent research.
-Write original, polished, and professional conference- and article-length papers.
-Develop pedagogical methods, rationales, and course plans.


Academic Fields

American Literature (United States).
English Language and Literature, General.
Writing.
English Literature (British and Commonwealth).
Creative Writing.
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Degrees

Master's Degree, MA, Masters


Formats

Full Time, On-Campus

Keywords

english, literature

Contacts

Ginger Mills

Ginger Mills
Administrative Coordinator to the Directors of Graduate and International Admissions
glmills@bsu.edu
glmills@bsu.edu
765-285-1286

Megumi Hamada

Megumi Hamada
mhamada@bsu.edu

Jeremy Flick

Jeremy Flick
jaflick@bsu.edu

Chris Munchel

Chris Munchel
Associate VP Enrollment Planning and Management
cmunchel@bsu.edu
cmunchel@bsu.edu
7652855608

Who We're Looking For

Summary

This is a focused degree program that includes training in research methods and literary theory. It culminates in a research project or thesis. The master’s in English literature prepares students for doctoral work in the field as well as careers in law, marketing, communication, and other careers outside the academy.


Academic Backgrounds

Applied Linguistics.
Creative Writing.
English Language and Literature, General.
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other.
Writing.

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