Plenary Speaker Announced: Dr. Cord J. Whitaker!

The 2019 University of West Georgia English and Philosophy Department Undergraduate Research Conference is proud to announce this year’s plenary speaker: Dr. Cord J. Whitaker!

Dr. Whitaker hails from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, where he operates as an associate professor of English. His research, scholarship, and teaching centers on late medieval English literature, specifically Chaucer and romance, as well as medieval religious conflict and the history of race.

For the Undergraduate Research Conference, Dr. Whitaker will open the day’s events with a discussion on Black Metaphors: Race, Rhetoric, and the Middle Ages Today in connection with his soon-to-be-published book: Black Metaphors: How Modern Racism Emerged from Medieval Race-Thinking.

We at LURe are so excited to welcome Dr. Whitaker to the UWG campus to support English and Philosophy undergraduate research. Be sure to stop by the Conference on October 24, 2019 to hear Dr. Whitaker and all the other amazing panels that will be held that day!

Also be on the look-out for an upcoming interview with Dr. Whitaker, where we take a deeper look into the process of research scholarship.

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UWG ENGL & PHIL Undergraduate Research Conference 2019 – CALL FOR PAPERS

Attention University of West Georgia students! The Department o English and Philosophy Undergraduate Research Conference Call for Papers* is officially open!

If you have written an essay for an English or Philosophy class that engages in research, consider submitting your paper for the opportunity to potentially present it on a panel of your peers during our conference on October 24, 2019 at the University of West Georgia!

The deadline for submission is September 23, 2019. Please send all essays and direct any questions to Dr. Leah Haught (lhaught@westga.edu).

*Please note that this Call for Papers is different from the LURe Call For Papers, which will open on the same day of the Conference alongside the release of our previous volume of the journal and is open to all students enrolled in an undergraduate institution, not just UWG. The announcement for the journal CFP will be posted on our website and social media when it becomes available.

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LURe at the 2019 Student Organization Fair

On September 5, LURe joined numerous University of West Georgia campus organizations at the annual Student Organization Fair to spread awareness about the journal to UWG students. This event is significant for students looking to get involved on campus, allowing them to visit various clubs and see their options heading into the fall semester. Similarly, the event allowed LURe to meet new students in person, let them know who we are and what we do, 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 along with fun LURe stickers to promote future engagement.

We wish to thank all students who stopped by our table and inquired about our organization! The LURe Team is looking forward to an amazing year ahead.

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Come Visit LURe at the Student Organization Fair!

The University of West Georgia Center for Student Involvement is hosting its annual Student Organization Fair on Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 11am – 2pm to showcase the numerous opportunities to get involved on campus! Student Organizations from multiple disciplines are participating in the fair to spread the word about their club and encourage participation. LURe is no different! Stop by our table to learn more about who we are, what we do, and how you can be a part of the LURe team! (And feel free to pick up some candy while you visit us.)

So many opportunities await you, and we can’t wait to meet you there!

Interested in joining our team? Click this link to apply!

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Dr. Valerie Johnson on Maid Marian

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“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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Guest Speaker: Dr. Valerie Johnson

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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. 
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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!
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LURe would like to thank the National Endowment for the Humanities for supporting scholarly dialogue and academic enrichment.
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An AMAZING Book Sale!

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!

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LURe’s 2nd Annual Book Sale!

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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. 

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LURe Spirit Night at American Pie!

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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!

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2019 Book Drive

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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.

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[CLOSED] LURe Call for Papers 2019

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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 lurejournal@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns!

We cannot wait to read your work!

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#LURC18 was a Huge Success!

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!

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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.

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Until next year!

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Undergraduate Research Conference & LURe Release 2018 Program

Panel schedules have been announced! View the entire program below, plan your trip, and come listen to Dr. Heidi Bollinger, our new plenary speaker, open the conference and wonderful students discussing their research! Don’t forget LURe‘s eighth volume release following the conference and the Meet the Authors event.

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Undergraduate Research Conference Plenary Speaker

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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!

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UWG Undergraduate Research Conference 2018 – CALL FOR PAPERS

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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 lhaught@westga.edu to submit.

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Student Organization Fair 2018

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!

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Join the LURe Staff!

Join LURe

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!

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LURe Spirit Night

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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!

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LURe’s Used Book Sale was a huge success!

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!

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Want to know how your donations will help support LURe?

LURe Journal has been preparing a few fundraisers recently. Every donation and contribution is going towards LURe’s expansion moving forward. Here’s how:

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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 contributesa win/win!

With your help, LURe will accomplish so much more!

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LURe 2018 Used Book Sale

ATTENTION: Due to the expected weather conditions, the Used Book Sale will be moved inside the TLC Lobby! Gotta keep those books dry. 

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2018 Book Drive

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[CLOSED] LURe Call For Papers 2018

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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 lurejournal@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns!

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