The Department of Comparative Literature’s journal of undergraduate writing
nomad, the UO Department of Comparative Literature’s journal of undergraduate writing, features the best of the best: the smartest critical essays written by some of UO’s most talented undergraduates.
Since 2007/8 nomad has published essays generated through the Nomad Mentorship Program. From the subject matter’s conception, to researching, to putting words on the page, to structuring arguments, to final and perfect proof-reading, participating students produce an essay ready for submission to an scholarly journal.
The journal’s issues reflect the vast range and diversity of topics and trajectories that currently strain at the disciplinary boundaries of comparative literature and cultural studies. Nomad contributes new insights and helps to open new areas of scholarship that may not be “on the map” of current faculty and graduate students.