9th Annual English Undergraduate Conference

I know that some of you are English majors and minors, so I want to pass along this call for proposals for the English Undergraduate Conference from Vanessa Ruccolo. Use the e-submission form for 2014 to submit a proposal. Submissions are due by February 28th. If you need any help, let me know.

There is also a T-shirt/Poster Design Contest for the conference, with cash prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. See the UGRC Tshirt Contest Guidelines for more information. The deadline for contest submissions is February 4.

What is the Undergraduate Research Conference?

The conference is a one-day event that showcases the wide variety of writings and other products students create in literature, professional writing, and creative writing classes. Whether you consider yourself a poet, a professional writer, or a literary scholar, you will discover a place for your work at the undergraduate conference.

Why should I participate?

  • Conference participation helps you hone your writing, research, and presentation skills, build your resume for graduate or professional school, and get the mentoring you need as you make the transition from student to professional.
  • In addition, participating in a small, supportive conference like this one can build your confidence, motivating you to participate in university-wide, regional, or national research conferences.
  • Your participation may also make you more competitive for undergraduate research awards, such as those offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences under the sponsorship of the Undergraduate Research Institute.

What do I submit?

  • critical essay, research essay, a composition essay
  • poetry, creative nonfiction piece, or fiction (short story, play excerpt)
    poster, project
  • video/movie, website
  • grant proposal (or other professional writing document)