Student Journal of the Department of Anglophone Studies
The Student Journal of the Department of Anglophone Studies aims to provide visibility to excellent student papers. As a platform, it will broaden scholarly discourse across a variety of fields and provide access to the research interests of our Department. We value the scholarly sophistication and intellectual integrity of our students and therefore believe that student papers should not merely pass across our desks and vanish into the university archives. By publishing the papers in the journal, we not only lend visibility but we also give students the opportunity to engage in the writing and publishing process and to go through a proper editorial process ‒ from submission to integrating comments and following formatting guidelines.
As the Department of Anglophone Studies brings together a variety of fields, including linguistics, EFL, literary studies and cultural studies, the student journal will similarly exhibit an interdisciplinary quality. It will also reflect the diverse experience of our writers, from undergraduate to graduate level. Indeed, while the journal strives for excellence, excellence is an ambiguous concept. Papers may take a particularly innovative approach to a topic, stand out for their contribution to existing scholarship, or examine overlooked material. The journal will therefore embrace the different facets of excellence, functioning as a platform for outstanding work while allowing students to speak in their own voices. This approach will hopefully expand scholarly discourse and enrich conversations in our Department and our fields of teaching and research.