Brent Blackwell
Brent Blackwell
Associate Teaching Professor of English
Curriculum Vitae


Room:RB 393

Brent M. Blackwell is an interdisciplinary Holocaust scholar who focusses on the intersections between the humanities and the sciences, particularly in the areas of physics and mathematics. He has presented his work at many national and international conferences, and has had his work published in academic journals like Reconstruction

Professional Experience

Brent has served on many committees and boards while at Ball State, including the Ziegler Advisory Board for Jewish Studies, the Presidential Task Force on Academic Rigor, the Strategic Planning Committee for Fraternity and Sorority Life, and the English department’s Contract Faculty Committee and the Annual Report of Scholarship Committee. He is also the academic advisor for both Phi Gamma Delta and the Ball State Chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.


Ph.D. in Theory and Cultural Studies, Purdue University, 2003.

Research and Publications

“Literary Topology: An Introduction to Postmodern Mathematics.” Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture 4:4 (Fall 2004) (Online Journal). n.p. ISSN: 1547-4348.

“Calvino and the Little People: the Poststructural Folk Tale,” Romance Language Annual XI (2000): 144-150. CD-ROM.

Curriculum Vitae

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Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Rhetoric and Writing 103 18 0930 - 1045 T R RB, room 119
Rhetoric and Writing 103 19 1100 - 1215 T R RB, room 112
Inquiries Cultures 1 203 06 1530 - 1645 T R RB, room 122
Honors Colloquium 390 07 1400 - 1515 T R RB, room 129