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!
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!
LURe Journalis 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.
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!
LURe would like to thank the National Endowment for the Humanities for supporting scholarly dialogue and academic enrichment.
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!
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 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!
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.