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. 

2020 Used Book & DVD Drive

LURe Journal will be accepting used book and DVD donations from the West Georgia community to go towards our third annual Used Book & DVD Sale. All donations and subsequent profit will support the journal and undergraduate research.

Please drop off donations to the TLC building at the University of West Georgia, in TLC rooms 2226 during office hours or TLC 2254 anytime.

Thank you in advance for any and all donations!

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.

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!

Guest Speaker: Dr. Valerie Johnson

Spring 2019 Speaker Poster

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.

LURe’s 2nd Annual Book Sale!

LURe journals 2nd annual

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. 

LURe Spirit Night at American Pie!

Spring Spirit Night Poster

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!

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!