Many of IUSB’s English majors and grad students go on to MA, MFA, and PhD programs. Join us at this workshop to learn more about your options.

A Master’s Degree in English.
Then What?

(A Workshop)

Tues. April 22nd from 4:30-5:20
DW 1175

Dear Students (of all levels) and Faculty:

Professors Balthaser, Kahan, Lee, Mattox, and Parker are pleased to announce a workshop for anyone interested in graduate school in English and/or Creative Writing, plus the possibility of teaching at the university level.

Please join us as we discuss:
·     How to choose an MFA or Ph.D. Program and to craft effective application materials.
·     What academic jobs are available to terminal M.A.s. and how to find them.
·     Your questions!

Pizza and drinks will be served.

Lots of exciting news and happenings in the English Department at IU South Bend this month!

This week, the 2014 Analecta and Graduate Research Journal were debuted at the Undergraduate Research Conference.


Graduate Research Journal editor, Steph Foreman, and Analecta editor, Angie Rice

Last week we hosted the poet Martín Espada to celebrate the Student Writing Awards in Honor of Lester Wolfson.

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Prof Benjamin Balthaser, Grad Student Ashley Petersen, Poet Martín Espada

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English Major and fiction award winner Courtney Sniadecki, Poet Martín Espada

Congratulations to our student winners selected by our judge, Joseph Bates:

Grad award: 
(74) Building Homes upon Remains
Cody Miller                                        

1st place: (95) I never meant to cause you any pain
Lucas Burkett            
Runner-up: (70) Hera’s Husband
Courtney Sniadecki                           

1st place: (101) Homegrown
Samantha Hunsberger                        

Runner-up: (108) On the Pancake
Brian Miller                                        

1st place: (233) Scandalizing the Librarians
Joe Eggleston 
Runner-up: (186) Untitled #58
Nick Wort      


Attention IUSB Students:

Now Hiring Editors for 2014-15 Student Publications:

Analecta, New Views on Gender, Undergraduate Research Journal, History Journal and Graduate Research Journal

The Publications Board is now accepting applications for the position of Editor for each of our student journals. Duties include: advertising for submissions, reading and selecting submitted work for publication, finding and working with an artist on the cover and design, submitting the final file to the publisher, working with the publisher to make sure the journal is available in April, etc. This is a paid position. For more information on the journals, please go to https://www.iusb.edu/studentlife/studentpublications.php

Deadline to apply: Wednesday April 9, 2014

To apply, please submit a resume and a formal letter of application that describes your interest and experience. Email both documents to the journal’s faculty advisor:

For Analecta, please contact Prof. Kelcey Parker at: parkerk@iusb.edu

For New Views on Gender, please contact Prof. Christina Gerken at: cgerken@iusb.edu

For the Undergraduate Research Journal, please contact Prof. Peter Bushnell at: pbushnel@iusb.edu

For the History Journal, please contact Prof. Lisa Zwicker at: zwicker@iusb.edu

For the Graduate Research Journal, please contact Prof. Kyoko Takanashi at ktakanas@iusb.edu

Join us for a celebration of our Student Writing Awards in Honor of Lester Wolfson
and the release of the 2014 ANALECTA

The Department of English at IU-South Bend

Martín Espada
Wiekamp Hall Auditorium 1001
April 12th
7:00 p.m.

Martín Espada has published eight books of
poetry, including Imagine the Angels of Bread,
winner of an American Book Award, and
Alabanza: New and Selected Poems 1982-2002,
which received the Paterson Award for Sustained
Literary Achievement.
Espada is a professor in the English Department
at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst,
where he teaches creative writing.

This event is co-sponsored by the IU Labor Studies Program,
IUSB’s Civil Rights Heritage Center, and the University of
Notre Dame Department of English.


Kelcey Parker’s interview with Joseph Bates. Be sure to come to his reading on Wednesday, 2/19, at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Floor of Wiekamp Hall!

Originally posted on ph.d. in creative writing:

[O]ne ought to be very careful about romanticizing suffering, in the pursuit of art or anything else, as the only people who think suffering’s romantic are those who haven’t had some.


Joseph Bates is the author of Tomorrowland: Stories (Curbside Splendor 2013) and The Nighttime Novelist (Writer’s Digest, 2010). His short fiction has appeared in such journals as The RumpusNew Ohio ReviewIdentity TheorySouth Carolina ReviewFresh Boiled Peanuts, and InDigest Magazine. He teaches in the creative writing program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Web page: http://www.josephbates.net/

TOMORROWLAND--THE+COVER2Read more by and about Joseph:

Story Collection: Tomorrowland

On Writing: The Nighttime Novelist

Story: “Mirrorverse” at The Rumpus

Story: “Gashead Tells All” at InDigest

Story: “How We Made a Difference” at Identity Theory

How Joseph Bates Became a Writer

This is the next installment in the How to Become a Writer interview series…

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This is going to be a great event. Hope you can make it!

Author of Tomorrowland (stories) and The Nighttime Novelist
Wednesday, Feb 19, 2013 at 7:00PM
Indiana University South Bend
Weikamp Hall 3rd Floor Bridge

free and open to the public
reception and book signing to follow



Joseph Bates is the author of Tomorrowland: Stories (Curbside Splendor 2013) and The Nighttime Novelist (Writer’s Digest, 2010). His short fiction has appeared in such journals as The Rumpus, New Ohio Review, Identity Theory, South Carolina Review, Fresh Boiled Peanuts, and InDigest Magazine. He teaches in the creative writing program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.





IUSB Students:

Today is the final day to submit your creative writing to Analecta!

Any work submitted to Analecta is automatically considered for the annual Student Writing Awards.

Click here for submission guidelines and manuscript length/format requirements: http://iusbanalecta.wordpress.com/submission-guidelines/
(note that the deadline was extended to today, 2/7)

Please direct all questions and submissions to: iusbanalecta@gmail.com


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