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Department of English and Linguistics - Publications

This is the cover of the spring 2006 issue of Confluence.


Confluence is Purdue University Fort Wayne's literary magazine. It is published each spring by the Department of English & Linguistics of Purdue University Fort Wayne. Its contents are devoted to photography, artwork, poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, drama, and essays by Purdue University Fort Wayne students, faculty, and alumni.

To submit a piece for publication to the next issue of Confluence, visit their website


Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History

Clio, an international triannual journal, welcomes submission of scholarly essays on three interrelated topics:

  • literature as informed by historical understandings
  • historical writings considered as literature
  • philosophy of history, with a special interest in Hegel


Clio does not so much publish in three disciplines as it seeks essays that are themselves interdisciplinary in their arguments. We publish researched essays at the intersections of our three disciplines of emphasis. Our focus is historiography, in reference to any time period and literatures. We do not publish factual expositions of historical events or uncontextualized “readings” of literary texts. Essays should be accessible to an educated audience of interdisciplinary readers.

We are especially interested in scholarship which reflects contemporary theoretical approaches to our traditional focus.

For a copy of the Writer's Guidelines or information about subscriptions, please send inquiries to, or visit their website.

Marlowe Studies

Playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe (1564-93) has been dead for nearly 420 years, and now, for the first time ever, an exclusive venue for scholarly essays on his work is being published on an annual basis. M.L. Stapleton, the Chapman Distinguished Professor of English at Purdue University Fort Wayne and a world-renowned Shakespearean scholar, is the editor of Marlowe Studies: An Annual.

When asked why an annual scholarly journal devoted to Marlowe was being published, Stapleton said it is an idea whose time has come. "Marlowe is the author of seven known plays, some translations, and two frequently-anthologized poems, Hero and Leander and "Come Live with Me and Be My Love." Though this is a relatively small body of work, it has garnered a great deal of recent interest in early modern studies."

Marlowe Studies: An Annual is designed to contain cutting-edge scholarly essays on the man who was born the same year as Shakespeare but died at the age of 29, just as he was reaching his prime. The first issue, for example, features essays on Marlowe's most popular play, Doctor Faustus (the tragedy about the professor who sells his soul to the devil), on subjects such as the Reformation and the political dimensions of later publications of the text in seventeenth-century England; an extensive bibliography of works devoted to Marlowe published between 2000 and 2009; an analysis of Marlowe's use of prose in his plays; two important essays devoted to the burgeoning field of theater history and Marlowe's plays; and a work of important scholarship that constitutes a significant bibliographical discovery, the date of the publication of a Marlowe play that had been hitherto unknown, since the title page of the text has no date. The scholar is an expert on paper, and how it was manufactured in sixteenth-century England. "This kind of thing is very exciting to scholars, like correctly attributing a painting to Michelangelo, or discovering that a fossil is much older than you thought it was," said Stapleton.

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