Recent Submissions

  • Everyone Goes to Hollywood 

    Mitzelfeld, Pamela T. (Oakland University, 2012-10-01)
    Short story
  • Cover 

    Unknown author (Oakland University, 2010-10-01)
    Oakland Journal Issue 23 cover, statement of responsibility, and table of contents
  • How Does a Gangster Regime End? The Uprising in Syria 

    Matthews, Don (Oakland University, 2012-10-01)
    An essay comparing the power structure in Syria to the depiction of gangsters in popular Mafia-themed films.
  • An Entanglement: Ancient Texts, Old Marginalia, and Contemporary Art 

    Eis, Andrea (Oakland University, 2012-10-01)
    This essay pivots around the practice of marginalia—notes written in the margins of books and other texts—and also navigates through the practice of my art, with its combination of research, chance occurrence and aesthetic ...
  • The Things We Buried 

    DeBellis, Jenifer (Oakland University, 2012-10-01)
    Short story
  • Two Poems: Catharsis: Soul’s Seasonal Lament, Peep Show, a Tango 

    DeBellis, Jenifer (Oakland University, 2012-10-01)
  • Stem Cell Research - Promise and Potential 

    McKee, Christina; Lucier, Christopher; Dinda, Sumi; Chavez, Ferman; Mitchell, Anne; Shanley, Charles; PrezeCruet, Mick; Chaudhry, G. Rasul (Oakland University, 2012-10-01)
    Stem cell research at Oakland University.
  • My Bicycle Is Getting Taller 

    Biaz, Brooke; Harper, Graeme (Oakland University, 2012-10-01)
    Short story
  • Art Review: Clinton Snider at Suzanne Hillberry 

    Corso, John (Oakland University, 2012-10-01)
  • Medical School in Year One: Case #1 

    Mecca, Lauren (Oakland University, 2012-10-01)
    This article is the first in a series of diverse perspectives on medical education, from medical students and faculty at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.
  • A Beautiful Economics Story: A Review of Grand Pursuit by Sylvia Nasar 

    Folland, Sherman T. (Oakland University, 2012-10-01)
    This isn’t what textbooks on the history of economic thought typically look like, and if you want a book much denser on the theory side you will have to look elsewhere. But Grand Pursuit is richly entertaining and often ...
  • Contributors 

    (Oakland University, 2012-10-01)
    Oakland Journal Issue 23 contributors list
  • The Responsive University: A Cautionary Tale 

    Awbrey, Susan M. (Oakland University, 2012-10-01)
    Accelerating change and external criticism are forcing university administrators to actively seek new managerial forms that address the need for innovation in higher education. Unsatisfied with the traditional professional ...
  • Talk Artist’s Statement 

    Fausone, Lynn Galbreath (Oakland University, 2012-10-01)
    Talk is a new drawing series created on acid free lithograph paper in graphite, gold leaf and metallic marker. Images used in each are taken from still life setups, digital documentation, object appropriation and research ...
  • “Slender firm strokes of the pen”: The Unspoken Words of Women Writers in Edith Wharton’s Fiction 

    Frazier, Elizabeth (Oakland University, 2012-10-01)
    Throughout Edith Wharton’s writing, many of her female protagonists are avid readers and letter writers. Edith Wharton herself emerged as a “woman novelist” during a time when society dictated that a woman’s role was ...
  • Steven Pinker Speaks at Oakland University 

    Kubicek, Paul (Oakland University, 2012-10-01)
    On April 9, 2012, Oakland University welcomed to campus Steven Pinker of Harvard University for a presentation in the Varner Vitality Lecture Series. Professor Pinker is a professor of psychology and a cognitive neuroscientist, ...
  • Roaring Twenties, Troubled Times: Writers’ Impressions of Detroit 

    Cohassey, John (Oakland University, 2012-10-01)
    Before Detroit’s image in the national media became synonymous with blight and crime, many writers and novelists offered differing accounts of its 1920s prosperity and the troubled Depression era that followed.