Upcoming Info Session

Re:Search will be holding an information session on Wednesday, October 11th at 5:15pm in room 108 of the English Building.

Come by to have any and all of your questions answered!

We will be discussing how to submit a proposal, what we look for when reviewing them, and how to get involved with peer reviewing this semester.

If you have questions, email us at uiuclitjournal@gmail.com.

Re:Search Office Hours!

Want to submit a proposal but are unsure how to go about it?

Have questions about the proposal itself?

Want to get involved with Re:Search?

Come to our office hours, TODAY at Espresso Royale on 6th and Daniel from 3-5 to have all of your questions answered regarding proposals, the journal, and more!

We hope to see you there!


Submit to Re:Search!


Re:Search is looking for authors for our FIFTH publication! If you’re interested in literary, media, or cultural criticism, submit a proposal to Re:Search by November 10th. This is an exciting time for the journal, and we’re hopeful that this will be the best publication yet! Below is a poster with some general information as well as a document containing all of the specifics regarding submitting a proposal to the journal.

Read our full call for proposals here

Have questions? Email uiuclitjournal@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing your submissions!

Fourth Volume Launched!

The fourth volume of Re:Search is now live! Thank you to the many wonderful people whose hard work made this possible; that includes authors, faculty, peer reviewers, copy editors, format editors, graduate student advisors, and, of course, our executive board. Congratulations to you all! Now check out our most recent issue online and enjoy!


Deadline Extension — Monday, November 14th at 11:59 PM!

Thank you to everyone who has submitted to Re:Search thus far! In an effort to give more students the opportunity to submit to us, we have decided to grant a one-week extension on the deadline for proposal submissions. The new deadline for submissions is Monday, Nov. 14th, 2016 at 11:59 PM. Please see our submission instructions below, and note that there is one step that requires you to email us at uiuclitjournal@gmail.com in order for one of us to register you with our journal on the online Open Journals System.

As a reminder, students from any major can apply, as long as the proposal adheres to the stipulations outlined in our Aims & Scope. While not all proposals are required to focus on literature, we do require that your proposed project integrate textual analysis in some manner. Feel free to email us (uiuclitjournal@gmail.com) with any questions regarding your eligibility to submit!

Submission Instructions: ojs-author-instructions-2016

Aims & Scope: Aims & Scope

If you are interested in submitting, but are not an English Major…

Have no fear! You can still submit to Re:Search. While our past submissions have predominantly focused on literary/film/etc. analysis, part of our vision for the future of the journal includes expanding our scope to represent more of the undergraduate research being conducted by students in other departments within the humanities or social sciences. This includes topics related to cultural studies/cultural criticism, analyses rooted in historicism, biography, or artistic or social movements, and so forth. While, of course, we would love to try and find a way to incorporate textual analysis or arts-related content into your research question, it is not necessarily a requirement for publication in the journal. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at uiuclitjournal@gmail.com.

Find our Call for Proposals here: Call-for-Proposals-2016

Find our OJS Instructions here: ojs-author-instructions-2016

OJS Workshop & Instructions

Hello! Our OJS Workshop is coming up soon–this Wednesday, October 26th at 5 PM in EB 108! At this session, we will help authors who wish to submit to the journal register with the online Open Journals System and offer guidance to anyone struggling with the submission process. Please bring your laptops!

If you are unable to make it, please follow the step-by-step submission instructions here: ojs-author-instructions! As a reminder, we cannot accept submissions that are emailed to us or submitted through any platform other than the Open Journals System.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!


Proposal Workshop & Info Session!

If you are considering submitting a proposal to Re:Search, or are curious about other ways to get involved, consider attending our Proposal Workshop & Info Session on Wednesday, October 12th at 5 PM in the English Building (Room 108)! We will provide nourishment (likely Jimmy Johns)!

At the workshop, we will go over sample proposals, discuss the format of submissions, review author guidelines, and introduce our submission platform–the online Open Journal System! This workshop is a great opportunity to ask us any questions you may have about submitting to Re:Search, or simply learn more about the journal. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email us at uiuclitjournal@gmail.com!

We look forward to seeing you there!