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.
A SUPER Successful Used Book Sale!
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.
#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!
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.
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 (email@example.com).
*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.
LURe at the 2019 Student Organization Fair
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.
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!
Dr. Valerie Johnson on Maid Marian
“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!