LURe Undergraduate Research

The Department of English and Philosophy is home to an undergraduate journal of literary research. LURe (Literary Undergraduate Research in English) published one volume per year. With a limited run of print copies, the online journal can be found at

Joining only a few journals in the nation dedicated to publishing scholarly work by undergraduate English majors, LURe promotes scholarship in literature, critical theory, film, and cultural studies. Conceived as a collaboration between Professor Lisa Crafton and English major Josh Black in the spring of 2010, the project sought, first, to acknowledge achievements in critical writing by UWG English majors and, second, to launch a peer-reviewed national journal for undergraduate scholarship.

Released in November 2010, the first volume published a collection of papers presented at the UWG Undergraduate Conference in the spring of that year. Since then, the journal has published papers by students from Emory, Mercer, and Minnesota and many others.

The journal’s logo was selected by the editors from a contest held in 2012. Drawing upon the journal title’s metaphor of a fishing lure, the winning artist Caitlin Whitehead has provided the publication with a unique and recognizable graphic.

LURe offers students in the department an opportunity to be a part of a scholarly dialogue among undergraduates and to gain experience in scholarly publishing, from evaluating manuscript submissions to communications to copy editing. Please contact Dr. Lisa Crafton ( for more information about becoming part of the editorial team and join us on Facebook.