Welcome to the Madison Journal of Literary Criticism

Read the Spring 2016 Volume

We are thrilled to present the sixth volume of the Madison Journal of Literary Criticism! Please click here or on the cover photo below to begin reading this year’s collection of outstanding essays.


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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 currently accepting submissions for the Spring 2017 (Vol. 7) edition of our publication. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2017, but early submissions are encouraged. 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.