#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.

[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!

Undergraduate Research Conference & LURe Release 2018 Program

Panel schedules have been announced! View the entire program below, plan your trip, and come listen to Dr. Heidi Bollinger, our new plenary speaker, open the conference and wonderful students discussing their research! Don’t forget LURe‘s eighth volume release following the conference and the Meet the Authors event.

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[CLOSED] LURe Call For Papers 2018

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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.

Please review the submission policies before submitting and email us at lurejournal@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns!

Undergraduate Research Conference & LURe Release 2017 Program

Panel schedules have been announced! View the entire program below, plan your trip, and come listen to wonderful students discuss their research! Don’t forget LURe’s seventh volume release following the conference and the Meet the Authors event.

 

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2017 Undergraduate Literary Research Conference & LURe Release!

LURe Journal will once again be hosting the University of West Georgia English & Philosophy department Undergraduate Research Conference.

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The conference is approaching and we can’t wait to see everyone there!

LURe Journal will once again be hosting the University of West Georgia English & Philosophy department Undergraduate Research Conference. The conference will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 12:30 pm – 6:30pm in the UWG Campus Center.

Students will present their research in panels (schedule forthcoming) throughout the afternoon. Following the panels, LURe will be releasing our seventh volume of literary undergraduate research and holding a Meet the Authors event.

We invite everyone to come sit in on panels and listen to the amazing research the students have worked so hard on in the past year. If you’re presenting, feel free to share with your friends and family!

Information about next year’s LURe publication will be provided if you have interest in submitting your work or joining the LURe editorial team!

Please email us (lurejournal@gmail.com) if you have any questions, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with updates as they occur. Let us know that you’ll be attending on our Facebook event!