Save the date for the 2022 Practical Criticism Midwest Conference

Friday, March 18, 2022

The Ball State English Department is proud to present Practical Criticism Midwest. For the first time, the PCM Conference will be presented as a hybrid event in order to foster the inclusion and accessibility of our presenters and attendees and to practice the health and safety measures consistent with Ball State’s Cardinals Care Pledge.

The Spring 2022 theme is The Anatomy of Narrative: A Body of Work. With this theme, we invite students to consider how narrative is constructed, deconstructed, and reconstructed to create rhetoric that includes topics such as literary embodiment, human/biological impermanence, body image, corporeal spaces, etc. Though this is an English Department event, we encourage all majors to share the work being done in their disciplines as it relates to this theme.

Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit a proposal to present their scholarly work, including creative pieces, research studies, and teaching materials. Students may participate in a panel reading or poster presentation and may submit panel proposals as an individual or group (more instruction about how to submit as a group on the submission form). Each presentation is 15 minutes, and panels are followed by a question-answer session moderated by a faculty member.

  • Conference Date & Time: Friday, March 18, 2022, from 12-5 pm
  • Location: North West Hall, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana