» Organizations & Publications

As part of reading widely and deeply and writing boldly and thoughtfully, Chapman University and the Department of English support a variety of organizations, publications, and events designed to foster creative potential and making a difference in the world.


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+ - Anastamos Interdisciplinary Journal

Anastamos is a modern interdisciplinary journal. Each issue focuses on a single topic with diverse perspectives on the human experience, weaving together creative, scientific, philosophical, historical, and social perspectives on common shifting themes.

Through innovative publication Anastamos aims to set a defining example for scholars and professionals crossing the boundaries of their fields. Anastamos challenges and advocates for the distribution of material nurturing cross-disciplinary dialogue and debate that is personal and curiously human.

View the Anastamos journal online.

+ - Calliope

Calliope Chapman University’s student literary journal that brings together our undergraduate and graduate students in a publishing project they can call their own. All Chapman students are invited to submit work. Editors are graduate and undergraduate students who volunteer their time and talent to reviewing, editing, and publishing the work of other students. Print copies are shared at no cost to students and become a terrific way to showcase a publication or editorial experience with grandparents or during a job interview.

+ - CRASsH & BURN

Chapman Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities is an innovative, interdisciplinary project that draws together faculty from across departments into 14 research groups, such as Image Text Interface and Bohemia, The Counterculture, and the Avant Garde. Graduate students can connect with this project as collaborative projects emerge from group interests.

+ - John Fowles Center

Fowles CenterThe John Fowles Center for Creative Writing promotes and advances the discipline of creative writing in all its aspects: fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction, and film. The Center offers students and non-students an opportunity to gain a greater appreciation for the written word and those who write it.

To view the schedule of upcoming lectures by national and international authors, visit the John Fowles Center website.

+ - Prowl Magazine

Prowl Magazine is an online magazine covering pop culture, local events, and other articles of interest to the university community. The magazine maintains connects to jobs, internships, and alumni through its Facebook page. The entire magazine is written by students in the Journalism program; the corresponding class is available every spring semester. Students interested in working on Prowl are asked to contact the Journalism Program Director, Professor Susan Paterno.

+ - Publications

The Department of English produces three major publications in which all content is created by students in the Creative Writing and Journalism programs. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities during their stay at Chapman.

+ - Pub(lishing) Crawl

Pub CrawlThe Literary Pub(lishing) Crawl is an exciting event held in April and hosted jointly by the Department of English and Leatherby Libraries. Panels bring students and graduates together to talk about publishing, real-world jobs, and literary citizenship. Published authors and publishers talk about today's market and what it takes to succeed. Students are invited to ask questions of each speaker related to the discussion and their own interests.

Food and beverages are provided before and after the sessions, so students can chat with visiting authors and publishing insiders and have their books signed by the speakers.

+ - Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society with over 750 active chapters located in Europe, the Caribbean, and the United States; more than 1,000 faculty sponsors; and approximately 8,500 members inducted annually. The Alpha Zeta Iota chapter at Chapman University was founded in 1996.

Sigma Tau Delta's central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.

Sigma Tau Delta is more than just another college club. It is a unique entity that opens the doors of opportunity for its members and facilitates academic, professional, and personal growth with workshops. It also serves as a voice for English majors and minors within the department.

+ - Tabula Poetica

Tabula PoeticaTabula Poetica: The Center for Poetry at Chapman University creates ways to celebrate poetry in a variety of forms and venues. The Center hosts an annual series of poetry readings and lectures, showcases new and existing talent, shares poems and information about poetry, and encourages a collaborative exchange of ideas.

To view the schedule of upcoming events and featured authors and to see archived issues of TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics, visit the Tabula Poetica website.

+ - WordTheater®

No other MFA program in the country collaborates with the amazing WordTheater to bring Hollywood actors to campus for dramatic readings. Each event celebrates one contemporary short story writer, who visits campus for the evening of dramatic reading. The first season featured authors Jill McCorckle, David Means, Percival Everett, and Danzy Senna and actors like Leslie Nicole from Downton Abbey and Robert Wisdom from Nashville.

+ - The Writing Center

Writing CenterThe Writing Center is designed to help all Chapman University students—from first year to graduate level—with any part of the writing process, from understanding the assignment and finding a significant topic to editing the final drafts.

Students are encouraged to call or email the Writing Center to schedule an appointment, or to stop by anytime the Center is open. The Writing Center is located within the Tutoring, Learning, & Testing Center in DeMille Hall.

For more information, including contact details and an FAQ, visit the The Writing Center website.