Hone your writing skills while deepening your appreciation of literature. Through discussion and close personal attention, you’ll develop analytical, critical reasoning, and communication skills highly sought after by employers in many fields. These skills will also provide you with an excellent foundation for graduate study.

Degree Offered: B.A.
Offered on the Augusta and Bangor campuses

2014 Annual UMA English Undergraduate Conference
Call for Papers

  • Any current UMA student may submit work written for an upper-level (200+) literature, cultural studies, film studies, theory, linguistics, or creative writing course to the conference. Email Robert Kellerman with questions (robert.kellerman@maine.edu).
  • The author's last name and page number should appear on the proposal and each page of the project.
  • Presentation of submission cannot exceed 15 minutes when read aloud.
  • For poets, 3 to 5 short poems equals one submission.
  • Essayists should submit only 1 essay.
  • Fiction writers should submit only 1 story.
  • The deadline for submission is March 18, 2014, by 12:00 noon.


Why submit a proposal?

  • to give your scholarly work a wider audience than it gets in a class
  • to deepen your discussion of literature with your professor and student colleagues
  • to develop skills in public speaking and presentation
  •  to add professional experience to your résumé


Selection and notification

Proposals will be read and selected by students in the ENG 499 Senior Seminar course. All students will be contacted the week of April 1, 2014, or sooner.


Submitting your Abstract

Please send an email with the following information to: robert.kellerman@maine.edu.

  • Your name
  • phone number
  • email address
  • the type of submission (critical or research paper, poetry, fiction or non-fiction)
  • the abstract or paper. Please include a title for your paper. Abstracts should not exceed 150 words.
  • when on Friday, April 11, you will most likely be available to present your work, if selected: morning, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, or afternoon, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm