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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
*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.
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.
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!