English: Northwest Undergraduate Conference for Literature (NUCL)
Northwest Undergraduate Conference on Literature
The University of Portland
Saturday, April 5th 2014
Submissions accepted: December 1, 2013 to January 20, 2014
The Northwest Undergraduate Conference on Literature creates a professional atmosphere to promote student criticism and challenge student critics. NUCL gives undergraduate and advanced high school students an opportunity to present their own scholarly papers or creative works in organized panels of their peers. Students are able to share and discuss their knowledge through these presentations, and are encouraged to participate in the discussion of fellow NUCL papers. Aside from presenting their papers, and listening to papers written by their peers, students are invited to attend NUCL’s keynote speakers, who are noted academics and writers in the field of literature.
Keynote Address for 2014:
Presented by Janine Utell, Associate Professor and Chair of English at Widener University
- NUCL is open to college and university students and honors or advanced-placement high school students.
- Conference sessions include 3-4 papers, plus student respondents facilitating discussion.
- NUCL invites 15-18 minute papers embodying your own, fresh response to an English or foreign language literary text, or texts (we will not accept papers longer than 10 pages in length and papers must be written in English). Consult "Submission Information" for more details.
- NUCL invites panel proposals: submit to us 3-4 related papers from your group.
- While the primary emphasis of NUCL is on critical/scholarly writing, NUCL also invites student poets and essayists to submit 1 essay, or 5-7 poems. Those chosen will read their work in a few sessions reserved for original poetry and essays.
- On behalf of NUCL, The University of Portland offers prizes and a scholarship for the best papers and works submitted, including the “Brass NUCL Award” for the hardest-hitting paper.
- All whose work is chosen for NUCL will receive official record of their participation.
Come back to this website frequently for up-to-date information about NUCL, the conference speaker, deadlines, and registration. Or please contact conference co-chairs Sarah Weiger and Genevieve Brassard at email@example.com.
NUCL is sponsored by the Department of English; the Provost's Office, the College of Arts & Sciences; and the Dean of Admissions, all of the University of Portland
"To talk in publick, to think in solitude, to read and to hear, to inquire, and to answer inquiries, is the business of a scholar." —Samuel Johnson, Chapter VIII, The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia