Undergraduate Forum

Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki.

Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki

Undergraduate students will give 3- to 5-minute oral presentations accompanied by poster presentations. Each presentation must have a clear, innovative argument that puts unique insights in conversation with existing scholarship (secondary sources).

NeMLA seeks presentations that encourage exploring how literary works, languages, and cultures influence one another and challenge traditional notions of history, territory, and identity to recognize the complex processes of trans-culturation that characterize our lives. Approaches will include:

                •  Translation of works and ideas from one language to another

                •  Influence of one culture or nation on another

                •  Use of and engagement with earlier texts

                •  Movement of ideas from one region to another

                •  Evolution of thought and literature across different time periods

                •  Interaction of multiple cultures

                •  Combination of several artistic media

                •  Effects of modern technology on the movement of ideas between cultures

Accepted students receive mentorship on writing and structuring their presentations. 

Why Attend NeMLA as an Undergraduate Student?

Undergraduates accepted to present receive full access to conference events and workshops, with opportunties to network with professors and scholars in your chosen field. 

Abstracts can be submitted here starting July 2019. The registration fee is $50 for undergraduate students, and their membership fee is waived; registration opens in October 2019.  

Contact: Jennifer Mdurvwa, arts-sciences@buffalo.edu