In 2007, the English Department and Literary Society at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls began hosting an annual undergraduate conference. The yearly conference provides a presentation venue for student work on any topic and includes presenters from campuses across the United States. Each annual conference has its own theme, from literature to creative writing and features an established writer or scholar to deliver the keynote address.

Recent Submissions

  • My place at the Round Table 

    Nelson, Tim (2009-10-02)
    Paper presented at the 2009 Nature, Art, Self Conference by Tim Nelson (University of Wisconsin-River Falls) in which he speaks about the idea that understanding and relating to the characters in the tales of the Knights ...
  • My Grecian tragedy 

    Nelson, Tim (2008-09-26)
    Paper presented at the 2008 Nature, Art, Self Conference by Tim Nelson (University of Wisconsin-River Falls) in which he discusses the estranged relationship between Helen of Troy and Menelaus.
  • Learning to be free: the importance of education in Frederick Douglass' Narrative 

    Stiebling, Jessica (2008-09-26)
    Paper presented at the 2008 Nature, Art, Self Conference by Jessica Stiebling (University of Wisconsin-River Falls) in which she examines the importance of education to Frederick Douglass in his Narrative.
  • Pitter patter 

    Combs, Stephanie (2008-09-26)
    Paper presented at the 2008 Nature, Art, Self Conference by Stephanie Combs (University of Mary Washington, VA) in which she describes her experiences with memoir and the writing process.
  • New criticism approach to unique narrative structures in Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 

    Mueske, Todd (2008-09-26)
    Paper presented at the 2008 Nature, Art, Self Conference by Todd Mueske (University of Wisconsin-River Falls) in which he examines the reasoning behind the choices Jonathan Safran Foer's makes in the structuring of the ...
  • Self-editing: how the writing process shapes the writer-self 

    Perdue, Brandon (2008-09-26)
    Paper presented at the 2008 Nature, Art, Self Conference by Brandon Perdue (University of Mary Washington, VA) in which he describes how the writing process shapes the identity which creates the text (the writer-self).