Save the Date: Friday, March 17, 2023

The Ball State English Department is proud to present Practical Criticism Midwest. For the second 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 2023 theme is Meeting Points: Stories of Connection. With this theme, we invite students to consider the points where our narratives, experiences, cultures, identities, and beliefs intersect with one another; those meeting points become a place where we can connect regardless of the differences we may possess. They create a space to bridge the divide, allowing for greater human connection. 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 17, 2023, from 11-5 pm
  • Location: North West Hall, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana


Assistant Chair of Programs
Dr. Deborah M. Mix

Secretary to the Graduate Programs Director
Rachel Lauve

PCM Faculty Advisor
Dr. Rick Wysocki

PCM Student Chair
Mary Lowry

English Department Academic Programs Office
Robert Bell Building
Room 2115, Muncie, IN 47306
Phone (765) 285-8415