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The Undergraduate Conference on Languages and Cultures at Elon University (UCLC@Elon) 

No Limits in the French- and Spanish- Speaking Worlds

Elon University, Elon, North Carolina
Saturday, September 23, 2017

This one-day conference will examine perspectives on traversing physical or metaphorical limits or boundaries (geographical, national, social, identity, educational, etc.)  in the French- and Spanish- Speaking Worlds. Paper topics addressing any time period are welcome, and interdisciplinary works with a strong focus on the above themes are of interest. Analyses of multiple types of texts are encouraged: literary, cinematic, journalistic, etc.


All conference presentations will be in Spanish or French. Presenters and attendees may choose their target language or English for all other scheduled events (round table, lunch, etc.).

Abstract Submission Procedure
Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in Spanish/Spanish-American/Latinx Studies or French/Francophone Studies are eligible to submit abstracts. All abstracts must include: title, name of the author, institutional affiliation, language, and email contact information. For consideration, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words in English by May 31st Extended deadline: June 28th to the following address:

Registration Fee

The $30.00 fee covers coffee, pastry, lunch, and an afternoon social during the conference. The registration payment is required when registering online. All participants are responsible for their travel and accommodation arrangements. 

Conference Coordinator

Prof. Patti Burns

Department of World Languages and Cultures

CB 2125

100 Campus Drive


Elon, NC 27244