“Perhaps this is the start of a new pattern:
the legend we know, and the story we don’t.”
Enormous thanks to Dr. Valerie Johnson of the University of Montevallo for giving her talk concerning the ever-evolving role of Maid Marian in the cinematic and television canon of Robin Hood! She provided a thoroughly delightful look into the character as an almost-feminist feature in film, and we can’t articulate how much we enjoyed it! And thanks to everyone who came to hear her talk! We appreciate your questions and involvement with the journal!
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LURe Journal is pleased to announce our spring speaker, Dr. Valerie Johnson, who will be speaking on the feminist and anti-feminist interpretations of Maid Marian in modern interpretations of Robin Hood.
The presentation will be on Friday, March 29, 2019 from 12:15 to 1:15 in TLC room 1301 at the University of West Georgia. All are welcome to attend!
LURe would like to thank the National Endowment for the Humanities for supporting scholarly dialogue and academic enrichment.
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Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of our Used Book Sale! Whether you donated books, bought from the sale, volunteered to man the table, or spread the word about the sale to your friends, we are so grateful for your support. Thanks to you, LURe raised a significant amount of money towards our NEH grant. Plus, we got to spread our love for books on campus. Win-win!
ATTENTION MEDIA LOVERS! LURe staff will be stationed in the TLC Lobby at the University of West Georgia from 9am to 5pm on Monday, February 18th and Tuesday, February 19th with hundreds of donated, gently-used books and DVDs for you to explore.
Among the multitude of genres, you’re certain to find a treasure or two (or ten). From textbooks to classics to box office hits, there’s something for everyone!
Prices are extremely reduced, as low as $1! All profits will benefit LURe Journal in an effort to raise funds for our highly competitive NEH grant.
Be sure to stop by and peruse the stacks! We can’t wait to see you there!
LURe will be accepting donations until Friday, February 15th.
LURe is once again participating in Spirit Night at American Pie Pizzeria in Carrollton, GA this Thursday, February 7th, from 5:00 – 9:00pm!
LURe editors will be stationed in the restaurant offering vouchers that you can present to the cashier and contribute 15% of your dinner tab to the journal (at no extra cost to you!). The donations will support LURe as we raise funds for our highly competitive NEH grant, and all of your support will be greatly appreciated!
Eating great pizza for a cause, how easy is that?
We can’t wait to see you there!
LURe Journal is excited to announce the 2nd annual book drive! Start off your new year by culling your shelves and donating to a good cause. All donations will support the journal in raising funds for our National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant.
LURe Journal‘s paper submissions are officially open! We accept scholarly, researched undergraduate essays on all topics and historical periods of literature, film, critical theory, or cultural studies. Authors can be from any accredited university or college, and essays must be written during the author’s undergraduate years.
Please review the submission policies and style guides before submitting. All essays are to be submitted through a Google Form, which is linked on the submission policies page.
Feel free to email us at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns!
We cannot wait to read your work!
The English & Philosophy Undergraduate Research Conference was a wonderful spectacle of scholarly excellence. We want to thank each and every person who supported the event and participated in our activities. Our departments, plenary speaker, panelists, chairs, faculty sponsors, organizers, and audience members all worked so hard to make this one of the best conferences to date!
We would like to give special recognition to Dr. Heidi Bollinger! Her plenary was incredible, and we were so honored to have her as our first plenary speaker. Thank you for joining us!
And finally, we must announce the official release of Volume 8 of LURe! Our editorial staff is so proud of our published authors, and we’d like to say thanks to everyone who was able to come — even from as far away as Germany! Seeing Volume 8 in person is so inspiring; we cannot wait to see the potential of Volume 9. If you are interested in reading the essays in Volume 8, check out the Issues tab on our website.
Until next year!
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In 2018, LURe has expanded immensely thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This grant has even allowed us to bring on a Plenary Speaker for the UWG English & Philosophy Undergraduate Research Conference on October 11, 2018—a first in the conference’s history!
Dr. Heidi Bollinger, an assistant professor and Deputy Chair of the English department at Hostos Community College, will be opening the conference at 10:45am with a talk about loss and grief in contemporary graphic novels as well as a broader discussion on research. Everyone is encouraged to attend!
The conference will run from 10:30am to 6:00pm in the University of West Georgia’s Campus Center’s ballrooms. Light refreshments, lunch, and snacks will be available throughout the day. The conference program will be released soon.
We cannot wait to see you there!
Attention University of West Georgia students! Our Conference Call for Papers is officially open!
If you wrote a research paper for English or Philosophy that you’re proud of, consider presenting it on a panel of your peers during our conference on October 11, 2018 at the University of West Georgia!
Deadline for submission is September 20th.
E-mail Dr. Leah Haught at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit.
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LURe Journals and candy
On August 21st and August 22nd, LURe joined over sixty other organizations at the Student Organization Fair to spread awareness about the journal to University of West Georgia students. This event is significant for students looking to get involved on campus, allowing them to meet various organizations and see their options before the fall semester gets underway. Similarly, the event allowed LURe to meet new students face-to-face, let them know about us, and answer any questions they might have.
Each student who stopped by the LURe table was informed about our student-run journal, our submissions, our Undergraduate Research Conference, and the opportunity to become an integral part of the journal’s production as a staff editor. We encouraged these students to take home our informational flyers and pieces of candy, and in return, we received their e-mails to send additional information and reminders about applying for positions.
We wish to thank any student who stopped by our table and inquired about our organization! You made our first Student Organization Fair a huge success!
It’s a new semester, which means LURe is accepting new members! Get involved with a great group and gain editing and publishing experience with an academic journal.
Interested in joining the team? Fill out this form!
If you have worked on LURe in past semesters, please fill out the form again so we can update contact information.
We’re looking forward to working with you this year!
If you missed out on LURe’s Used Book Sale (or just want to contribute more) don’t fret! There’s still more opportunities to help support the journal!
On Monday, March 19, LURe will be holding a Spirit Night hosted by American Pie Pizzeria in Carrollton, GA.
Stop by any time from 5:00 – 9:00 pm, grab some pizza, and contribute to LURe. For every voucher turned in at the cashier, 15% of the order’s proceeds will go towards LURe.
Some of LURe’s staff will be on site to distribute vouchers and answer any questions you may have!
Bring the whole family! We would love to see you!
LURe would like to thank everyone who participated in the LURe Used Book Sale this week, including the UWG chapter of Sigma Tau Delta and members of the LURe staff, who helped set up and run the table, as well as everyone who donated and bought books for the cause!
As you can see from the photos, the Used Book Sale was a great success, with much involvement from the students and faculty/staff at the University of West Georgia.
It is because of you that LURe was able to raise money towards our NEH grant, which will match all of the profits we are able to raise before April 30th.
Once again, thank you for supporting LURe and the humanities!
LURe Journal has been preparing a few fundraisers recently. Every donation and contribution is going towards LURe’s expansion moving forward. Here’s how:
Because the NEH grant is a challenge grant, this means they will match the amount we manage to raise over the next two years (up to $25,000 per year), effectively doubling the contributions you’re adding to! The more you contribute, the more the NEH contributes—a win/win!
With your help, LURe will accomplish so much more!
LURe Journal’s paper submissions are officially open! We accept scholarly, researched undergraduate essays on all topics and historical periods of literature, film, critical theory, or cultural studies.
Please review the submission policies before submitting and email us at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns!