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Call for Proposals 2017-2018 Re:Search The Undergraduate Journal of Literary Criticism at Illinois
Re:Search, the Undergraduate Literary Criticism Journal at the University of Illinois, is seeking submissions for its fifth issue in Spring 2018!
Students currently enrolled as undergraduates at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign from anydiscipline or major are encouraged to submit to Re:Search as long as the submissions are in accordance with our vision of the journal as a site of critical analysis. The most important criterion for acceptance is that the author proposes fresh, new critical analysis of a text, film, television show, graphic novel, or other work. We ask students to submit literary, media, or cultural criticism. We accept revisions of papers written previously for a class, current or completed honors theses, and even projects conceived outside the classroom. We welcome an analysis of texts from any period or language, given that modern English translation is provided for any material quoted within the submission and the submission itself is composed in English. Our audience includes university students, instructors, administration, alumni, and prospective students.
Please note that students whose proposal is accepted by the journal will be required to work with a
faculty mentor to revise and develop their research throughout the remainder of the Fall and Spring
semesters. We recommend that you contact a faculty member prior to submitting your proposal. You will be required to submit the names of faculty you plan to reach out to for mentorship in your
proposal. Further instructions will be provided if the proposal is accepted.
This journal is supported by the English Department and the Office of Undergraduate Research in
collaboration with the University Library.
If you are interested in submitting a work, we recommend that you attend our first Information
Session, which will be held on October 11th at 5:15 (location TBA). At the session, we will explain
in more detail the requirements for the proposal and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.
The deadline to submit a proposal is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 10th, 2017.