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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, February 29, 2020

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. Panels are in French, German, and Spanish and the poster session is open to all languages taught at Elon. 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 panel 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 German/German Studies, Spanish/Spanish-American/Latinx Studies or French/Francophone Studies are eligible to submit abstracts for the panels. 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 French, German, or Spanish by January 24th to the following address:

Registration Fee

The $20.00 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