Queen's Undergraduate Conference in Literature
Celebrating growth in Undergraduate Academia.
The Queen's Undergraduate Conference in Literature aims to cultivate a supportive academic community and foster academic collaboration in the field of literature. QUCL is especially unique in that it is the only literature conference at Queen’s and serves to strengthen the bond between Undergraduate and Graduate students within the English Literature department through the mentorship of papers. This conference provides exceptional value for students, by providing the presentation of multiple literary-based papers.
Frequently Asked Questions
CAN I APPLY EVEN IF I'M A FIRST YEAR STUDENT?
Of course! Any Queen's undergraduate student can participate, no matter what year.
WHAT IS A LITERARY CONFERENCE?
Conferences are similar to the talks the department does once in a while. Speakers get to present their papers and once their panel has finished presenting, there's a brief question period where audience members can engage with your paper.
WHAT IS A PANEL?
A panel is a group of speakers whose papers all share a similar theme. Typically an entire panel will present and then there's an opportunity for other speakers and audience members to ask questions about your papers.
WHAT IS A LITERARY PAPER?
For the purposes of QUCL, a literary paper is any academic paper that focuses on work(s) of literature, regardless of what course it was originally written for!