Kemp Symposium

The Department of English and Linguistics 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.


Spring 2020

Research and Creativity Day Virtual  Symposium

April 23-24, 2020

In lieu of the in-person Kemp Symposium, students will present their 2019-2020 research through the university’s Research and Creativity Day Virtual Symposium. See the symposium’s page beginning on April 23, 2020 and continuing through midnight April 24, 2020 for student research.


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

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


Symposia of Yesteryear:

2019:Kemp Program FINAL, 2019 and 2019 UMW Digital Showcase Program

2018: kemp-program-final-2018

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


2009: Kemp Symposium Program 2009

2008: 2008 Kemp Symposium Program

2007: 2007 Kemp Symposium Program

2006: 2006 ELS Department Kemp Symposium Program