The English Department at UCF publishes both professional and undergraduate literary journals. In addition, students will find a wide variety of other on-campus and community experiences for research, networking, and more.
Cover of The Florida Review Vol. 47, Number 2
The Florida Review
The Florida Review is UCF’s national literary magazine published twice yearly by the department, established in 1972. Each issue includes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and graphic narrative. Established in 2017, Aquifer is the interdisciplinary online supplement to The Florida Review and publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, graphic narrative, book reviews, author interviews, visual art, short film, and digital and electronic narratives.

The Cypress Dome, cover of issue 34

The Cypress Dome

The Cypress Dome is UCF’s undergraduate literary publication. It is edited and run by undergraduates and is open to submissions from any UCF student.

Digital Research Projects

Faculty members are involved in a variety of digital humanities projects and other interdisciplinary research. Both undergraduate and graduate students will find opportunities to participate in projects. See a few recent examples below.

Painted portrait of Charles Brocken Brown

Charles Brockden Brown Electronic Archive and Scholarly Edition

Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810) has earned a general reputation as the early republic’s most ambitious and accomplished literary figure. The Charles Brockden Brown Electronic Archive and Scholarly Edition is dedicated to publishing his uncollected writings of Charles Brockden Brown and making them searchable in an electronic environment.

Photo of Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston Digital Archive

The College of Arts and Humanities UCF’s Zora Neale Hurston Digital Archive is to create an academic web site that will provide a repository of biographical, critical, and contextual materials related to Hurston’s life and work. The site also hosts teaching resources so that both teachers and students can more fully appreciate the cultural and literary richness of Hurston’s writings.

Painting of Samuel Johnson

Johnson’s Dictionary Online

This project will create an online edition of Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language (including both 1st [1755] and 4th [1773] folio print editions) with functionality comparable to modern, scholarly dictionaries. During the 18th and 19th centuries, Johnson’s Dictionary was the most comprehensive and influential English-language dictionary in the world. Our goal is to make the original text easy to use and study, providing long-term benefit to researchers, educators, and more.