The Rock Creek Review

ISSN 2689-7415

The Rock Creek Review is an undergraduate academic journal edited, produced and published by students at Heidelberg University in partnership with the English Department. This journal will solicit literary research from schools around the world for an annual publication every Spring.

Call for Papers

The Rock Creek Review is now accepting papers for its third issue, "What is Justice?" until December 18th, 2022.

Undergraduate students at institutions other than Heidelberg are invited to submit a paper for our third issue of The Rock Creek Review. Any theoretical or critical analysis of literary works exploring justice is welcomed. As demonstrated by the inspiration for the theme, Plato's Republic, justice can be defined and explored in many ways. All approaches and interpretations of the theme are encouraged, particularly those that approach the theme in an intersectional manner.

All submissions must be in English, MLA style, less than 5,000 words, and in Word or GoogleDoc format.

Submit to https://forms.gle/8v8yYPaWxPMzu8cv5.

We will accept papers outside of the theme, but priority will be given to those that relate to the theme.

Current Issue

  • Coming May 2023

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Questions about The Rock Creek Review? Please contact Barry Devine, assistant professor of English, at bdevine@heidelberg.edu.

Contact Information


Department Chair:
Emily Isaacson


Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Our Team

Barry Devine
Assistant Professor of English
Pfleiderer Hall 303
Nancy El Gendy
Assistant Professor of English
Pfleiderer Hall 305
Emily Isaacson
Director of Honors Program|Associate Professor English
Pfleiderer Hall 306
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Desirae Matherly
Associate Professor of English
Desirae Matherly