Review Article


The composition of one review article or multiple individual reviews of or totaling at least 2000–2500 words, which should do one of the following: review a significant recent text in your field (for example, scholarly work, film, exhibition, performance); reassess a classic in your field for the present day; or take a comparative look at two or three texts that address new directions in your field. Include proper referencing of any published reviews consulted to ensure originality.


To gain critical perspective on the field and orientation in the important discourses of the field; understand how a particular text/topic is situated within the scholarship on the field; gain writing skills in a specific genre as well as skills in identifying what successful scholarship and what is or is no longer significant.


An original review article or multiple reviews of intellectual sophistication showing familiarity with the scholarship; development of a unique voice that takes up an authoritative scholarly position; identification of and familiarity with potential publication venues.