Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois

Student Activities

English Student Council (ESC)

The ESC is a registered student organization that meets regularly during the course of the school year and sponsors a variety of academic and non-academic activities. For more information, please visit the ESC facebook page.


Montage is a periodical of creative writing and visual art, edited and designed by undergraduate students of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Issues of the journal are viewable online at and The purpose of the journal is to publish the finest, freshest, most innovative creative work that our campus has to offer. We strive to recognize talented undergrads and to foster artistic creativity and experimentation. If you are an undergraduate student at the UIUC, submit your prose, poetry, non-fiction, traditional art, photography, and anything else visual and printable to montage


Re:Search: the Undergraduate Literary Criticism Journal at the University of Illinois

Re:Search is an online literary criticism journal published yearly by undergraduate students with the support of the English Department, the Provost's Office of Undergraduate Research, and the University Library.

The journal, which debuted in May 2014, can be accessed through the undergraduate journal portal in the UIUC Library’s Scholarly Commons.

Re:Search offers a venue for undergraduate students to publish and share literary criticism with a wider academic community.

Participating students gain experience in revising scholarly writing for publication and/or in working on an editorial board.

Students also enjoy the opportunity to work closely with undergraduate peers, library staff, and a faculty mentor.

Students interested in joining the initiative should write to the journal's Executive Board at uiuclitjournal(at) Further details are available at the journal's microsite at

image: planning meeting for the Undergraduate Literary Criticism Journal