English at the University of Hawaii at Hilo

English Department Resources

Literary Resources

The Edwin H. Mookini Library of UH Hilo and HawCC
This website is a direct connection to our collegiate library. Here you can find articles, online books, research tools, library services, and quick links to distance learning, government documents, and more.

Norton Literature Online
Literature site with links to World, American, and British ancillaries that provides historical contexts and thought-provoking questions for discussions and papers.

Representative Poetry Online
Includes indexes for poets and poems, glossary, and textual criticism, this site is a good starting point for students wishing to engage in close-readings of individual poems.

The Victorian Web
This website features the philosophy, religion, technology, social and gendered issues, and literary debates of the Victorian period in England. Critical reviews of writers, including Robert Buchanan’s “The Fleshy School of Poetry: Mr. D.G. Rossetti,” may be found on this website.

Local Publications

Hohonu: the Academic Journal of UH Hilo and HawCC
Hohonu is a journal of academic writing published for and by the students of the University of Hawaii at Hilo and Hawaii Community College.

Kanilehua: the Art and Literary Journal of UH Hilo and HawCC
Kanilehua is the art and literary journal of the University of Hawaii at Hilo and Hawaii Community College.

Ka Noio ʻAʻe ʻAle
An independent press housed in UHH’s English Department. The press has published Making Waves, an Anthology of TransPacific Writing (2006) and Kū Kilakila: Writing from the Big Island (2007).

Ke Kalahea
This newspaper functions as a medium to inform, educate, and entertain the entire campus community (UH Hilo and HawCC).

Hawaiʻi Publishers Association
Includes links to competitions and awards for noted writers and journalists, events, resources and their newsletter.

Hawaiʻi Book Publisher’s Association
A non-profit dedicated to promote book publishing in Hawaiʻi.

HanaHou! is the in-flight publication produced by Hawaiian airlines. It accepts essays and creative pieces from many Hawaiian authors and residents, including, on occasion, students.

Writing References

The American Psychological Association (APA)
The official APA organization website: gives information on recent APA publications, including the most recent style guide, journals and children’s books. APA style is most frequently used by those in the field of psychology.

The Associated Press Stylebook
The official Associate Press website. A link to the AP bookstore is also provided, where one may purchase the AP Stylebook online. AP style is used exclusively by those in the journalism field.

The Chicago Manual of Style
The official Chicago Manual of Style Organization website. A professional as opposed to student based web page. The publication is available free online. Chicago is most frequently used by those in the History field.

Diana Hacker: Research and Documentation Online
The Diana Hacker website is a thorough and practical resource for citing sources in any field. The website is divided into four fields: Humanities, Social Sciences, History and Science.

Edwin H. Mookini Library English Research Guide
The UH Hilo library’s collection of writing tools.

The Modern Language Association (MLA)
The official MLA organization website: gives information on their community (publications and members), and on their most recent publication of the MLA bibliography style guide and handbook. MLA style is most frequently used by the Humanities, including English.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab
The Purdue OWL offers over 200 free resources on the following topics: writing and teaching writing, research, grammar and mechanics, style guides, ESL (English as a Second Language), job searches, and professional writing.

RefWorks is a package that allows you, as a student, to organize their research, import references from library databases, include citations while you write your paper, and build a bibliography in a variety of formats.

The UH Hilo Writing Center
The UH Hilo Writing Center offers students the following free services: essay planning, help with research, editing, help with citation and organization. The schedule is subject to change each semester, and the newest version is posted on the writing center door.

Publishing Opportunities

Calls for Papers
A website maintained by the University of Pennsylvania, which is a running bulletin board of papers and articles solicited by conferences, edited books, and peer-reviewed journals. The website includes categories in Children’s Literature, film, classical studies, ecocriticism, and poetry.

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethnics Essay Contest
This contest awards prizes of up to $5,000 for a paper on ethnical questions facing society. The contest is open to Juniors and Seniors and requires a nomination form from a faculty member.

Scholarship Hunter: Essay Contest Scholarships
The Scholarship Hunter website keeps an updated list of varying essay contests – from English topics to law topics.

Writing Contest at Wordpress
Wordpress provides an updated list of writing contests for creative authors. Essays must be non-fiction, original, and yet unpublished.

Teaching Opportunities

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET)
The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is aimed at promoting grass-roots international exchange between Japan and other nations. As part of JET, you can serve as an Assistant Language Teacher, a Coordinator for International Relations, or a Sports Exchange Advisor.

Serious Teachers: International Alliance of Teachers & Employers
This international forum allows teachers, and schools, to post desired or open positions. This reliable site organizes availability by country. You may create a profile, thus allowing interested schools to contact you.

Teach Abroad: Opportunities around the Globe
This general site about teaching abroad is ripe with resources. Information available for the curious eye includes: volunteer, intern, and teaching opportunities and information about certification, airfare, and insurance. This site also allows you to search opportunities by country.

Professional Resources

Association for Departments of English
This website includes reports on undergraduate and graduate English majors, information on the job market and access to the job information list. Contact the Department Chair for User name and password.

Chronicle of Higher Education
A publication devoted to reporting on key issues in higher education. The site includes access to a searchable database for job listings across the nation.

Modern Language Association
The Modern Language Association maintains this website for members, who can access the MLA Newsletter, Calls for Papers for the MLA Annual Convention, and the Job Information List.

National Council of Teachers in English
Website with resources for teachers in Elementary, Secondary and Post-Secondary teaching. The website also includes links for professional development and the CCCC annual convention.