Research & Writing Showcases


The English Department participates in Purdue’s annual Research Expo hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR). OUR’s mission is to promote and expand experiential learning for students through research experiences with skilled mentors.  Studies show that students who engage in research are more likely to graduate, more likely to go on to graduate school, and have more successful careers after graduation. 

"Literatures, Languages, and Cultures" Symposium   

Our “Literature, Language, and Culture” symposium (hosted in collaboration with OUR and the School of Languages and Cultures) will be held in STEW 206 on April 15. It will feature student research presentations in Literature, English Education, and Linguistics, including projects from our senior capstone seminars. 

250-300 word abstracts for 15-minute paper or Power Point presentations.  One submission per student, please. 

Abstracts are due on March 1.  

Please follow the directions located here:

Be sure to check the "oral presentation" box, and also “English/School of Languages and Culture colloquium” in the "special course designation" category.  

Introductory Composition & Professional Writing Showcases

The ICaP and Professional Writing Showcases will take place on April 14 & 15.  These presentations range from written projects such as research, marketing, and instruction documents to digital projects such as websites and videos. 

March 1  (oral presentation).
March 15 (poster presentation).

Please follow the directions locate here:

Be sure to check the corresponding box (poster or oral presentation), and also either "Professional Writing” or "Introductory Composition at Purdue" in the "special course designation" category.  

Writer's Night

Writers' Night is an undergraduate reading event at which Purdue's creative writing students can read their work aloud to peers, graduate students, and faculty. The event is a combination of scheduled readers and an open mic, so any writers in the audience can get involved too.

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