2019 BYU English Symposium

Thank you for your interest in BYU’s Spring 2019 English Symposium, which will be held February 28 – March 1. We welcome proposals for presentations in all areas of English studies and creative writing. You may submit a proposal for more than one of the three following presentation formats; however, we would like as many students to participate in the English Symposium as possible, so participation may be limited to one presentation each.

Please follow instructions at these links to submit a proposal to your chosen format(s):

You can return to this website any time before our submission deadlines and submit additional proposals (as long as they are for a different presentation format).

All BYU undergraduates and graduate students are welcome to submit a proposal, as well as those who graduated in December 2018. You need not be pursuing English Studies in order to submit a proposal, provided the content is appropriate for the English Symposium.

Fame, Glory & Prizes

  • All presenters may choose to archive their presentations in BYU’s ScholarsArchive.
  • Excellent research papers will be selected for publication in Criterion, BYU’s journal of literary criticism
  • “My English+ Story” and 3MP presentations will be filmed and featured on YouTube and in English Department media
  • Cash awards for winners in the 3MP competition and the Short Film competition


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