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 14th Annual William Kemp Symposium

April 26-27, 2018

FULL SCHEDULE IS HERE: kemp-program-final-2018

See below for info on 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

 Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society Induction

Friday, April 27, 4:00, Combs 139

Taddesse Adera Memorial Address: Why Literature Matters

by Dr. Laura Bylenok

ELC End-of-the-Year Picnic

Friday, April 27, 5:00-7:00 p.m., The Mansion (1201 William Street)

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



Symposia of Yesteryear:

2017: kemp-symposium-program-2017

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