NULC Deadlines, Categories and Criteria
» Submissions for the National Undergraduate Literature Conference will be accepted beginning October 30, 2023, and close February 15, 2024. Submissions should consist of a 350-500-word abstract; see specifics below. Previously, NULC has asked for full works to be submitted, however due to the volume of submissions, please submit ONLY an abstract.
- American Literature
- British Literature
- World Literature
- Panel Proposals
- Digital Literacy
- Professional and Technical Writing
- Short original documentary films on literary topics
- Memoir (biographical or autobiographical essay)
Participants must be undergraduate students enrolled during the 2023–2024 academic year and have not yet attended graduate school.
Submission must be original work.
Abstracts should be roughly 350-500 words and address the following:
- Title and Name of Presenter
- Name of Endorsing Professor
- Name of College or University
- Subject and Scope of Paper
The endorsing professor should review the full paper, poems, essays, fiction, etc. before students attend the conference. Each presenter will have a maximum of 15 minutes to make their presentation. Original poetry submissions have a three-poem minimum and five-poem maximum. Those presenting poetry or any other creative work will have the same 15-minute reading limit.
Students are encouraged to be creative in presentations of their work and might consider using presentation software to present key points from their work, though reading a paper is also welcome. AV Equipment is available in each session for presenters who would like to use technology as part of their presentation/reading.
Examples of an abstract and presentation:
Submitting Abstract (this feature will be available beginning October 30, 2023)
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