Master's of English Regional Conference (MERC)

deadline for submissions: 
December 5, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Bridgewater State University


Bridgewater State University and Salem State University, graduate-level

students or recent degree-recipients to present their research and writing. Our third annual conference will held at Bridgewater State University on Saturday, February 4, 2023.

accepting works in:

  •   Literary history

  •   Critical theory

  •   Literary criticism

  •   Creative writing

  •   TESOL & Linguistics

  •   Rhetoric & composition

  •   English education & teaching English

  •   Professional writing & communication

    Proposals for consideration can be submitted at: Submission Deadline: Monday, December 12, 2022

The Master’s in English Regional Conference: New England (MERC), sponsored by

is an in-person conference for

We are currently seeking paper proposals from current and recent graduate students in English

MA and MAT programs around New England (for Salem State University, this includes students

currently enrolled in the 4+1 program). For recent graduate students, papers must have been

written while enrolled as students in an MA or MAT program. We are

This is a great opportunity for students with limited conference experience to present their work

in a supportive, low-key environment, designed to facilitate student success.


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