The Ball State English department is proud to present Practical Criticism Midwest. The PCM Conference provides an opportunity to bridge the gap between education and experience at a half-day conference. Submissions are open to all students who will be enrolled during the Fall 2018 semester in a college-level institution.
Conference Date & Time: Friday, October 12, 2018, 1-5:30 pm
Location: Student Center, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
A full schedule can be found here: PCM Schedule Fall 2018
The Best Presentation Awardee for 2018 was Marissa Lockhart (English-Creative Writing, Spanish Minor). Her presentation was entitled, “Read, White and Blues.”
Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit a proposal to present their scholarly work, including creative pieces, research studies, and teaching recommendations. The presentation is 15 minutes, followed by a 10-minute question-answer session. The proposal requires a title and an abstract of the reading/presentation (200-word max). Group presentations are welcome; in which case the group needs to choose a lead presenter.
Proposals are accepted in any of the following areas. When you submit your proposal, we ask you to specify the strand.
- Creative Writing
- Rhetoric & Composition
- Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
- English Education and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Click here to submit your proposal.
View our Call For Proposals
Proposal Submission Deadlines:
For Graduate Students – May 30, 2018
For Undergraduate Students – September 10, 2018
Who wrote the best Doggerel in the English language? Well, they happen to also be some of the most significant writers of poetry, including William Shakespeare, W. H Auden, Lewis Carroll, T. S. Eliot, and Mark Twain.
Practical Criticism Midwest invites you to compose and perform an original poem that challenges the conventions of good poetry: irregularity in rhythm or rhyme, overly comic and sentimental expressions, or puns and clichés that leave us at wit’s end.
To sign up for Doggerel, send your humorous and/or “bad” poem to: email@example.com by July 30. We will also have a limited number of spots for people to sign up on the day of.
Assistant Chair of Programs
Dr. Megumi Hamada at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sakina Alkhalifa at email@example.com
English Department Graduate Student Advisory Board President
Shelley Spilman at firstname.lastname@example.org
English Department, Robert Bell Building, Room 297, Muncie, IN 47306, Phone: 765-285-8580