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. 

#LURC19 was our Biggest Accomplishment Yet!

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!

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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.

LURe AUTHORS: Johanna Bear, Talmage Wise, Chyna Gowan, Anna Tumlin, Landen J. Kleisinger, & Luke Barnwell
2019-20 LURe EDITORIAL BOARD: Kari Wood, Kaitlyn Bradley, Keri Jones, Leah Haught, & Anna Jones

[CLOSED] LURe Call For Papers 2020

LURe Journal‘s paper submissions are officially open! We accept scholarly, researched undergraduate essays on all topics and historical periods of literature, film, critical theory, or cultural studies. Authors can be from any accredited university or college, and essays must be written during the author’s undergraduate years.

Please review the submission policies and style guides before submitting. All essays are to be submitted through a Google Form, which is linked on the submission policies page.

Feel free to email us at lurejournal@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns!

We look forward to reading your work!

Undergraduate Research Conference & LURe Release 2019 Program

The official program for the University of West Georgia Department of English & Philosophy Undergraduate Research Conference has been released! Below, you’ll find the schedule of events, which includes a welcome session, three panel sessions, a lunch, our special plenary speaker Dr. Cord J. Whitaker, and the LURe vol. 9 release. Take a peak at the program, plan your day, and join us as we celebrate undergraduate scholarship!

We look forward to seeing you on October 24, 2019!

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.

UWG ENGL & PHIL Undergraduate Research Conference 2019 – CALL FOR PAPERS

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 (lhaught@westga.edu).

*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.

Dr. Valerie Johnson on Maid Marian

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“Perhaps this is the start of a new pattern:

the legend we know, and the story we don’t.”

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!

 

 

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.

[CLOSED] LURe Call for Papers 2019

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LURe Journal‘s paper submissions are officially open! We accept scholarly, researched undergraduate essays on all topics and historical periods of literature, film, critical theory, or cultural studies. Authors can be from any accredited university or college, and essays must be written during the author’s undergraduate years.

Please review the submission policies and style guides before submitting. All essays are to be submitted through a Google Form, which is linked on the submission policies page.

Feel free to email us at lurejournal@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns!

We cannot wait to read your work!

#LURC18 was a Huge Success!

The English & Philosophy Undergraduate Research Conference was a wonderful spectacle of scholarly excellence. We want to thank each and every person who supported the event and participated in our activities. Our departments, plenary speaker, panelists, chairs, faculty sponsors, organizers, and audience members all worked so hard to make this one of the best conferences to date!

We would like to give special recognition to Dr. Heidi Bollinger! Her plenary was incredible, and we were so honored to have her as our first plenary speaker. Thank you for joining us!

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And finally, we must announce the official release of Volume 8 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 Germany! Seeing Volume 8 in person is so inspiring; we cannot wait to see the potential of Volume 9. If you are interested in reading the essays in Volume 8, check out the Issues tab on our website.

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Until next year!