Welcome to the Madison Journal of Literary Criticism

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 15, 2017, but early submissions are encouraged. For more information, please navigate to Submission Guidelines.

We are presently in the process of reviewing and publishing Volume 6 of the journal with a release date of August 2016.

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.

Read the Spring 2015 Issue!

MJLC 2015

The fifth volume of the Madison Journal of Literary Criticism is currently live for viewing online. Please click here or on the cover photo on the left to begin reading this year’s collection of international essays and interviews. Look for the print edition circulating the English Department at UW-Madison.

Thank you to all who submitted and additionally to our invaluable staff and the generous Kemper K. Knapp Bequest.