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  • deadline for submission is May, 31



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  • follow the Chicago Manual of Style (footnotes + bibliography)
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Monograph - one author

Footnote 1st use: Charles Johnson, Being and Race: Black Writing Since 1970 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1988), 22.

Subsequent footnotes: Johnson, Being and Race, 22.

Bibliography: Johnson, Charles. Being and Race: Black Writing Since 1970. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1988.

Monograph - two authors

Footnote 1st use: Maurice Couturier and Regis Durand, Donald Barthelme (New York: Routledge, 2021), 75. 

Subsequent footnotes: Couturier and Durand, Donald Barthelme, 75.

Bibliography: Couturier, Maurice, and Regis Durand. Donald Barthelme. New York: Routledge, 2021.   

Monograph - original publication

Footnote 1st use: Matthew Arnold, Culture and Anarchy (1868; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1955), 12.

Subsequent footnotes: Arnold, Culture and Anarchy, 12.

Bibliography: Arnold, Matthew. Culture and Anarchy. 1868. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1955.



Footnote 1st use: Jim McWilliams, “An Interview with Charles Johnson,” in Passing the Three Gates: Interviews with Charles Johnson, ed. Jim McWilliams (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2004), 275.

Naomi Shihab Nye, “Mall Aquarium, Dubai,” in Transfer, by Naomi Shihab Nye (New York: Boa Editions Ltd., 2011), 47.

Subsequent footnotes:  McWilliams, “An Interview,” 276.

Bibliography: McWilliams, Jim. “An Interview with Charles Johnson.” In Passing the Three Gates: Interviews with Charles Johnson, edited by Jim McWilliams, 251-280. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2004.



Footnote 1st use: Grazyna Drzazga and Magda Stroinska, “The Grammatical Gender of Death: A Textual and Discourse Approach,” Text und Diskurs 5, no. 3 (2012): 218-219.

Subsequent footnotes: Drzazga and Stroinska, “The Grammatical Gender of Death,” 218-219.

Bibliography: Drzazga, Grazyna, and Magda Stroinska. “The Grammatical Gender of Death: A Textual and Discourse Approach.” Text und Diskurs 5, no. 3 (2012): 216-225.



1/ Newspapers

Footnote 1st use: Omar El Akkad, “Murder in the Mohalla,” review of The Return of Faraz Ali, by Aamina Ahmad, New York Times, April 1, 2022, <>.

Subsequent footnotes: El Akkad, “Murder in the Mohalla,”

Bibliography: El Akkad, “Murder in the Mohalla.” Review of of The Return of Faraz Ali, by Aamina Ahmad. New York Times, April 1, 2022. <>.


2/ Online Journals (Academic)

Footnote 1st use: Robert Kastenbaum and Herman Carol, “Death Personification in the Kevorkian Era,” Death Studies 21, no. 2 (1997): 115-130, accessed March 25, 2020, DOI: 10.1080/ 074811897202038. <>.

Subsequent footnotes: Kastenbaum and Carol, “Death Personification,” 125.

Bibliography: Kastenbaum, Robert, and Herman Carol. “Death Personification in the Kevorkian Era.” Death Studies 21, no. 2 (1997): 115-130. Accessed March 25, 2020. DOI: 10.1080/ 074811897202038. <>.