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Jill Christman

Associate Professor

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RB 295  Phone: 765-285-8415  Fax: 765-285-3765

Department of English
Robert Bell Building (RB), Room 297
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Jill Christman, Associate Professor

I specialize in creative nonfiction writing (memoir and essays) and teach a range of undergraduate and graduate creative writing classes here at Ball State. My memoir, Darkroom: A Family Exposure, won the 2001 AWP Award Series in Creative Nonfiction and in 2011 was reissued in paperback by the University of Georgia Press. My first e-book, Borrowed Babies: Apprenticing for Motherhood, was released by Shebooks in September 2014. An essay published last year in Iron Horse Literary Review has been named a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2014, and other recent work has appeared in Fourth Genre, Brevity, O Magazine, River Teeth, and Brain, Child, as well as many other journals, magazines, and anthologies.

In addition to my teaching at Ball State, I serve as a faculty fellow in our Graduate School, teach creative nonfiction in Ashland University’s low-residency MFA program, and present regularly at the River Teeth Nonfiction Conference. In 2013, I was elected to the Board of Trustees of The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) where I now serve as Chair of the Midwest Council Chair, the Professional Standards Committee, and the 2017 Conference Committee.

Areas of Specialization

Creative Nonfiction (memoir, essay, literary journalism), Creative Writing Pedagogy (including online instruction), and Creative Writing Program Administration

Courses

Graduate: Creative Nonfiction Writing, Reading & Writing Across the Genres, Teaching English Studies (Creative Writing)

Undergraduate: Creative Nonfiction Writing, Introduction to Creative Writing, Special Topics in Creative Writing (including Flash Nonfiction; Inspirations; & The Uses of History in Creative Writing) 

Jill Christman's curriculum vitae



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