The 2019 English & Philosophy Undergraduate Research Conference was a wonderful celebration of scholarly excellence. LURe wishes to thank every person who supported the event and participated in our activities. Our department members, plenary speaker, panelists, chairs, faculty sponsors, organizers, and audience members contributed to the professional atmosphere as we relished in a day of undergraduate scholarship. Year after year, LURC continues to surpass expectations to become the best UWG event of the fall semester.
Additionally, we would like to give special recognition to Dr. Cord J. Whitaker, LURe‘s second annual plenary speaker. His keynote on Black Metaphors: Race, Rhetoric, and the Middle Ages Today was enlightening, and Dr. Whitaker’s presentation engaged a ballroom full of eager audience members. We were so honored to have him visiting our campus. Thank you for joining us!
Congratulations to Danielle Gorman and Kelsey Mulinax, two students who won signed copies of Dr. Whitaker’s book!
Scroll to view photos of many of our panelists!
Finally, we must celebrate the official release of Volume 9 of LURe! Our editorial staff is so proud of our published authors, and we’d like to say thanks to everyone who was able to come — even from as far away as New York, Pennsylvania, and Canada! Seeing Volume 9 in person is so inspiring; we cannot wait to see the potential of Volume 10. If you are interested in reading the essays in Volume 9, check out the Issues tab on our website.
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.