Undergraduate Forum

Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki.

Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki

We are seeking research proposals from current undergraduate students. Presentations must have a clear, innovative argument that puts your unique insights in conversation with existing scholarship (secondary sources). Please submit a 300-word abstract, bibliography, and 100-word bio by November 1, 2019. In keeping with the conference theme, we encourage you to explore how literary works, film, languages, and cultures influence and challenge traditional notions of space, identity, and history. Possible approaches include:

                •  Culture and the formation of identity (one culture or in a multicultural context)

                •  Relationship between language and identity

                •  Creation of new identities

                •  Literature and identity

                •  Gender, sexuality, and identity

                •  Evolution of identity over time

                •  Place and/or borders and identity

                •  Formation of community identity

Accepted students will be notified by early December and can receive mentorship on writing and structuring their presentations. For questions and further details, please contact Jennifer Mdurvwa at arts-sciences@buffalo.edu.

NeMLA 2020 Undergraduate Forum.

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. 

Submit abstracts here. Registration is $75 for undergraduate students, and their membership fee is waived; registration opens in October 2019.  

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