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SWLF Undergraduate Conference

Saturday, May 13, 2017 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Please join us for the First Annual School of Writing, Literature, and Film Undergraduate Conference. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience presenting your work and ideas in a friendly academic setting. Participation in the conference will also make you eligible for a transcript notation indicating you completed a significant research project during your time at OSU. This looks great to graduate schools and employers as you plan your next steps after graduation.


Conference Details

·      When: Saturday, May 13th from 2-5PM.  

·      Where: OSU Center for the Humanities: Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave.

·      Who can apply? All undergraduates within SWLF are welcome to apply. 


Expectations and Deadline

·      In order to apply for the conference, please submit the title and an abstract* of your paper no later than April 11th via the online application form.

·      If you are selected to present at the conference, you will be given 15 minutes to present your paper. This equates to a paper that is about 8-10 pages, double-spaced.

·      The paper and presentation may be on the topic of your choosing.


*An abstract is a short paragraph that explains your topic and why it is important. Your abstract should not exceed 250 words and should do the following:  

·      Include your paper title

·      Identify your topic

·      Identify the author or authors you will discuss

·      Relate your presentation to the larger critical debate (name major scholars whose theories you definitely understand)

·      State what is significant about your argument.  

For examples of undergraduate research papers from OSU students, check out the University Honors College Thesis Archive. (Please note that many of these papers are scientific research papers, and you may have to do a little searching to find examples of English and literature papers.)



For questions about abstracts or anything else, contact Lucia Hadella at hadellal@oregonstate.edu.

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