A handful of stuffy scholars with archaic attitudes will probably fight me over the following assertion: Video games are a form of art and literature. For the sake of this argument, let’s define art and literature. The Google dictionary defines the two terms as follows: art [noun]: the expression or application of human creative skill … More Where Interaction Meets Immersion
Hi Calliopeople! I’m Hanna, your publicity manager for the 2018-2019 year, and I foolishly signed up to write a post about writer’s block thinking my agonizing uselessness streak would be over by the time this deadline rolled around. Without further ado, here are six things that didn’t fix my writer’s block and one that did. … More Six Things That Didn’t Fix My Writer’s Block And One That Did
Welcome to Fall 2018! We’re ready to celebrate your work. We are Calliope Art & Literary Magazine, a student-run art and literary publication dedicated to showcasing the talent of the Chapman community. Our art and editorial boards work hard to put out two publications every year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. In complete … More Now Accepting Fall 2018 Submissions!
Over the past few years, there’s a boom in the publishing industry for one specific genre: Young Adult literature (typically stylized as YA). Walk into any Barnes & Noble and you can see the huge displays, rows of shelves dedicated just to this one genre. As a writer, it’s been interesting to see this from … More YA Lit and why it should be taken seriously
I’ve somehow acquired the devastating habit of saying the word “hashtag” in normal conversations. Don’t lie, we’ve all been there. You start off minding our own business, using some words you learned from the Cool Kidz…but then it happens. You start calling your bed “bae”. You use the word “literally” when you mean figuratively. You … More On Slang’s Role in a Generation’s Identity Crisis
Welcome to 2017! I’m Mary Howard, and as Calliope’s Editor-in-Chief this semester I’m looking forward to helping the Calliope legacy move forward alongside the editorial committee, the art editors, and of course you, the artists and writers who contribute their work and make Calliope Art and Literary Magazine possible. Now that it’s the new year I’m excited to announce Calliope will now be accepting … More Submissions for Spring 2017
The words leave your brain and leap to the page. Now, you wave it about in people’s faces. Please? Please? Will you please? It’s short, only a page or two. A second opinion is all it needs. When your own mother turns you down, you can’t help but feel slightly discouraged. And then you have … More You Experimented, Now What?
My life is a paranormal YA* novel. No, seriously. Just hear me out. I don’t think there’s a person in my friend group as unassuming as me (she says with self-deprecating humor). My life is boring. Do I wish it would be more exciting and adventure-filled from time to time? Definitely. Do I sometimes wish … More My Life as a (wannabe) YA protagonist
Because reading was such a huge part of my childhood, it’s hard for me to imagine a time where writers did not write for or about children. I wonder how I would be altered as an individual if it had not been for reading. Would I still be creative and imaginative? Would I still pursue … More From ABC’s to Lord Voldemort
When this year started, I wasn’t expecting much. I figured it would be the same old, same old. School: stressful but doable. Social life: roommates count as social interaction, right? Home: Nothing too interesting. Sure, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter was opening and I’d be going to Ireland over the summer, but nothing hugely … More The Canary in the Coal Mine