Call for Proposals! 2015-2016

Re:Search, the Undergraduate Literary Criticism Journal at the University of Illinois, is seeking submissions for our 2015-2016 edition!

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please attend our first Proposal Workshop on October 9 from 5-6 p.m. in room 104 of the English Building. We will be going over the format of the proposal, doing a brief workshop on drafting a prospectus and what makes a strong thesis, and offering examples of proposals that made it into the journal.

On October 23 from 4-5 p.m. in room 304 in the English Building, we will be hosting a second workshop to go over submitting proposals to our online journal. We will register you as an author and train you on how to navigate the online journal system (OJS). Instructions on how to register for those who cannot make it will be provided.

Download our Call for Proposals here or visit the Call for Proposals page to learn more.

Email with any questions!

Fall 2015 Info Session

Welcome back to campus!

The Department of English is hosting an Info Night on August 27 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. We’ll be there with print copies of the journal!

We will also be hosting our own information session on September 11, 2015  from 6-7 p.m. (English Building. 104) for those interested in joining us as authors, editors, or peer reviewers. We will provide an overview of who we are and the many ways you can get involved with our yearlong publication process.

We hope you will join us in our mission to provide a space on campus for literary criticism and foster collaboration between undergraduate students, faculty, and administration.

Please email or Melisa Puthenmadom ( with any questions.

Executive Board Applications

We have extended the deadline for Executive Board Applications until Monday, April 13th at 11:59pm! You can find the form (downloadable as a Word Doc) at our microsite, under the Get Involved tab:

We encourage all students of ANY standing (Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior) to apply for an Executive Board Position. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in a student-run academic publication, which is also searchable on Google Scholar and cataloged in the University Library!

Please email your application to by 11:59pm on Monday, April 13th. Email any questions to