LURC 2021 Was a Huge Success!

It was wonderful to see our attendees in person once again! A huge round of applause for our conference panelists and presenters; you all did an excellent job, and we are overjoyed that we were able to share in your work.

The conference began with three panels during Session One: Poetry in Context, Mischief Managed or Mischief Made?: Harry Potter in Context, and Violent Delights: American Writers and the Criminal Mind.

We are delighted that Dr. Carissa Harris from Temple University joined us for the plenary session. Her talk, “Women’s Anger Against the Law: From the Shrew to the Sapphire,” was based on research for her upcoming book The Poetics of Rage: Women’s Anger, Misogyny, and Political Power in Premodern Britain.

During Session Two, our panels included a round table discussion Films as Finals and the Value of Multimodality for Student Learning, Bodies and Personhood, Colonized Histories, and Carrollton High School’s Gendered Analyses of Literary Classics and Popular Culture. Thank you to Ms. Marsha Hook and the students of Carrollton High for attending and sharing your work!

For Session Three, our panelists shared their research on Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Reading to Write (Research in Poetry Writing), and Headcounts: Trauma, Propaganda, and the Spoils of War.

Finally, we ended the day with the official release of LURe Volume 11, the opening of our submission window for Volume 12, and a Meet the Authors panel, where our newly published authors discussed their research and work with the journal. Return here soon to read Volume 11 and hear from our authors!

We would like to thank the English department and our faculty advisor, Dr. Leah Haught, for organizing and hosting the conference. This day would not have been possible without them. We look forward to seeing you all again for next year’s conference!

LURC 2021 Schedule


We’re excited to present a first look at the schedule for the 2021 Literary Undergraduate Research Conference! We look forward to seeing these students present their research on Thursday, attending our Plenary session with Dr. Carissa Harris, releasing LURe Volume 11, and meeting our authors. Be at UWG’s Campus Center Ballrooms on Thursday morning to join us in celebrating our undergraduate students’ research and scholarship!

Literary Undergraduate Research Conference 2021

Get ready for this year’s Literary Undergraduate Research Conference! Join us on October 21st to hear our plenary speaker, Dr. Harris, present her research on women’s anger, and our student panels cover topics as Crime Writing, Harry Potter, and creative writing. All panels will take place in UWG’s Campus Center Ballrooms. View our schedule below:

  • 10:15: Welcome
  • 10:30-11:45: Session One
  • 12:00-1:00: Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:00: Plenary
  • 2:15 – 3:30: Session Two
  • 3:45 – 5:00: Session Three
  • 5:15: Meet the Authors and LURe Release

English Undergraduate Research Conference Program Release

The English Department is thrilled to release the finalized program for the upcoming Undergraduate Research Conference. We look forward to hearing these students present their research on Thursday as well as releasing LURe Volume 10 and meeting our authors. Follow the registration link on our home page to join us in celebrating our undergraduate students’ research and scholarship!

2021 Undergraduate Research Conference Registration

Follow this link to register for the 2021 English Undergraduate Research Conference and LURe Release.

The registration process should take less than five minutes to complete.You will be asked to provide your name and email as well as answers to a few questions to register, and upon completion you will receive a Zoom link to join the event. Registration is free for everyone, and attendees will be able to join the conference at anytime via the link. Attached below is a Zoom Guide to aid moderators, presenters, and attendees in joining and participating in the conference

Feel free to invite friends and family, and make sure Zoom is fully updated before joining. We hope to see you there!

LURC Online Plenary Panel Information

While awaiting the publication of our full program, check out this preview of both Plenary panels! As with all of our panels this year, our speakers will be presenting via our Zoom conference. Join us on February 25th to see Sarah H. Haught discuss the use of research in screenwriting for primetime and Dr. Brandi K. Adams explore student diversity and the cultural landscape of London in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries through the Parnassus Plays. We hope to see you there!

Undergraduate Research Conference and LURe Volume 10 Release

Mark your calendars! UWG’s Online Literary Undergraduate Research Conference will be held through Zoom on February 25th, 2021, featuring Plenary speakers Sarah H. Haught and Brandi K. Adams. More information is coming soon on the details of our other panels, but you can look forward to the release of LURe Volume 10 and our Meet the Authors panel during our last session. Use the hashtag #LURCOnline to post about the conference, and stay tuned for the Zoom link and additional information on conference proceedings. 

LURe’s 3rd Annual Book Sale!

LURe staff will be stationed in the TLC Lobby at the University of West Georgia from 9am to 5pm on Monday, March 9th, and Tuesday, March 10th with hundreds of donated, gently-used books and DVDs for you to explore.

Among the multitude of genres, you’re certain to find a handful of awesome Spring Break reads. From textbooks to literary classics to box office hits, there’s something for everyone!

Prices range from $1-2, with some individually priced items depending on the heft of the items. All profits will support LURe and undergraduate research.

Be sure to stop by and peruse the stacks! We can’t wait to see you there!

LURe will be accepting donations until Friday, March 6th.