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!

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