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MJLC Volume Eight

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Essays in Review

The Madison Journal of Literary Criticism is an international publication at University of Wisconsin-Madison devoted to publishing outstanding essays of undergraduate literary analysis. We are not currently accepting submissions at this time. The deadline for submissions has passed, but encourage your submissions for editions to come. For more information, please navigate to Submission Guidelines.

About Us

The Madison Journal of Literary Criticism aims to provide a forum for undergraduate students to publish their scholarly work and engage in the contemporary literary debates ongoing in the larger academic community. A primarily student-published journal, MJLC consists of 8-15 articles chosen for their originality, eloquence, internal coherence, and quality of engagement with academic scholarship. Published annually every April, the Journal exhibits only the best work in undergraduate criticism, placing the work of UW-Madison students alongside that of other top schools, and providing a literal space for their work and thoughts to commingle. The journal is not confined to a single literary perspective or system of analysis; rather, it strives to reflect the richness and diversity of critical thought that thrives at the undergraduate.