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

Perspectives on World Languages and Cultures

Elon University, Elon, North Carolina
Saturday, September 22, 2018

This one-day conference will examine perspectives on world languages and cultures and will offer a variety of opportunities:  50-minute panels, a plenary address, a professionalization round table discussion, and a poster session. Paper presentations should last 10-12 minutes. Paper and poster topics ranging from any time period are welcome, and interdisciplinary works with a strong focus on language and the cultures they represent are of interest. We invite you to consider visual representations and include media in addition to text. Analyses of multiple types of texts are encouraged: literary, cinematic, journalistic, etc.


All paper presentations will be in French, German, or Spanish. Poster presenters may present in their target language or English.  For all other scheduled events (round table, lunch, etc.), attendees may choose their language.

Abstract Submission Procedure

Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in Spanish/Spanish-American/Latinx Studies, French/Francophone Studies, or German/German 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 27th to the following address:

Registration Fee

The registration is free to Elon students and fac/staff. For all non-Elon students and guests, the $30.00 fee covers coffee, pastry, and lunch 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