Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Literatures Conference

Conference theme: “Generation /Regeneration”

April 2, 2016
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Living Learning Center
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

The first ever Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Literature Conference will give you the opportunity to present a version of one of your best papers and to hear presentations by your peers from other colleges. Papers will examine literatures in English, French or Spanish or overlaps between literature and other humanities disciplines.

Our theme, “Generation /Regeneration” offers a wide range of possibilities for paper topics.

It is a literature conference, but papers from all Humanities departments are welcome.  The organizers of this conference invite students from departments in the Humanities to consider the conference theme and submit a proposal.

To take part, send a 300-word proposal to anr12@pitt.edu by February 29, 2016. Your proposal should briefly describe the main argument that your paper will make. Your professor will be glad to read your proposal and make suggestions for how you can improve it and also to read a draft of your paper later on. If your proposal is accepted, on the day of the conference you will read a 15-minute version of your paper as part of a panel of three presenters.

Throughout the day you will be able to attend panels and share ideas with other students from around the region. We will provide morning refreshments and lunch. The day will culminate in a keynote address by novelist and Pitt-Johnstown alumna Kathleen George, who will speak about her novel The Johnstown Girls.

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