UNGAL 2016 

If an even numbered calendar year is approaching, then it’s time to start thinking about another conference sponsored by the faculty in the College of Arts & Letters at the University of North Georgia. Welcome to the website for the 2016 conference. This time around, the conference organizers have selected the intersection of culture and place as the conference topic.

As with previous conference topics, the one for 2016 offers great opportunities for scholars of all levels and interests to attend and participate in different ways. I’d like to extend a personal invitation for you to submit a paper, chair a session, or serve as a commentator. The organizing committee has already secured Professor Leonard Nevarez from Vassar College as the keynote speaker, and we promise to provide a beautiful mountain setting and warm hospitality for all who join us.

Culture and place speak to identity, ecology, travel, and more. The broadness of the conference topic is designed to encourage submissions from different disciplines with the goal of creating rich and engaging dialogues over the weekend of February 26-28, 2016. I not only hope you will join us, but that you will also spread the word to others. Our past conferences have been marked by thoughtful and spirited exchanges.

The conference organizers anticipate extending a call for papers as part of an edited volume featuring the very best conference submissions to be published by the University Press of North Georgia. The volume based on a previous conference is due in December of this year.

The success of recent conferences leads all of us in the College of Arts & Letters to anticipate the 2016 conference with eagerness and excitement. I hope to see you on our Dahlonega campus in February.

Christopher Jespersen 


College of Arts & Letters