Undergraduate Forum (Part 1) (Roundtable)


Undergraduate Forum

Jennifer Mdurvwa (SUNY University at Buffalo)

Claire Sommers (Washington University-St. Louis)

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 but please submit proposals through this portal by opening a username account (free) and uploading your abstract at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18344.


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.