About the Journal

The Digital Literature Review is an undergraduate journal featuring peer-reviewed research by multiple contributors from various universities and academic disciplines. Each issue of the DLR will focus on a compelling theme that inspires original, thought-provoking research. In its current theme of Food Matters in Literature and Culture, this journal will feature pieces that examine representations of food in various aspects of culture, such as film, literature, and television. This annual, student-run journal is a product of Ball State University’s immersive learning initiative and is supported by the BSU English Department and the Office of the Provost.

The Digital Literature Review is looking for submissions for our eighth issue, titled “Food Matters in Literature and Culture.” We welcome original, engaging submissions that consider representations of food in literature, film, television, or popular culture. In particular, we are interested in scholarly essays that consider food as a vehicle for exploring issues of inequity and empowerment, including but not limited to race, gender, class, ability, sexuality, and nationality. We also welcome submissions that examine representations of food within the context of the current COVID-19 public health crisis. Read the full submission guidelines here.

If you are a Ball State student and are looking for an immersive learning experience, e-mail dlr@bsu.edu to get involved.

Publishing is supported by Ball State University Libraries in Muncie, Indiana.