ELC Kemp Symposium

The Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication is dedicated to undergraduate research and creativity–and to a collaborative sharing of our students’ work.  Our strongest venue for this is the annual Kemp Symposium, which is scheduled each Spring semester and which showcases critical, creative, original work by the department’s students and classes. The Kemp Symposium is open to the public.


The 13th Annual William Kemp Symposium

April 27-28, 2017

Full schedule is available here: kemp-symposium-program-2017

See below for info on Thursday’s and Friday’s late afternoon activities.


Mark DiSipio presents at the 2015 Kemp Symposium in The Dickinson Hat

Marc DiSipio presents at the 2015 Kemp Symposium in The Dickinson Hat

Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society Induction

Thursday, April 27, 4:00 p.m., HCC Digital Auditorium

Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society Induction

Friday, April 28, 4:00 p.m., Combs 139

Taddesse Adera Memorial Address by Professor Kate Haffey

ELC End-of-the-Year Picnic

Friday, April 28, 5:00-6:30 p.m., The Mansion patio (1201 William Street)

All majors, minors, faculty, and staff are invited!



Symposia of Yesteryear:

2016: PROGRAM, Twelfth Annual William Kemp Symposium, April 21-22, 2016

2015: Kemp Symposium Schedule 2015

2014: The 10th Annual William Kemp Symposium for Majors in English

2013: Kemp Symposium Program 2013

2012: 2012 kemp symposium program

2011: http://kemp11.umwblogs.org/

2009: Kemp Symposium Program 2009

2008: 2008 Kemp Symposium Program

2007: 2007 Kemp Symposium Program

2006: 2006 ELS Department Kemp Symposium Program