The Department of English and Philosophy at the University of West Georgia is home to an undergraduate journal of literary research.
LURe (Literary Undergraduate Research in English) publishes one volume per year.
Joining only a few journals in the nation dedicated to publishing scholarly work by undergraduate students, LURe promotes scholarship in literature, critical theory, film, and cultural studies. The journal has published papers by students from other Georgia schools, schools in other states, and even other countries. LURe currently accepts submissions from all undergraduates from any accredited institution.
Additionally, LURe offers University of West Georgia students an opportunity to be a part of a scholarly dialogue among undergraduates as staff editors, gaining experience in scholarly publishing, from evaluating manuscript submissions to communications to copy editing.
Conceived as a collaboration between Professor Lisa Crafton and English major Josh Black in the spring of 2010, the project sought, first, to acknowledge achievements in critical writing by UWG English majors and, second, to launch a peer-reviewed national journal for undergraduate scholarship. Released in November 2010, the first volume published a collection of papers presented at the UWG Undergraduate Conference in the spring of that year.
As LURe has continued to grow, we have been fortunate to receive funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Georgia Humanities.