Welcome to the Madison Journal of Literary Criticism

This site is no longer being updated. Please visit english.wisc.edu/TheMJLC/ for current information.

Call for Submissions

The Madison Journal of Literary Criticism is currently calling for papers analyzing any form of literature in 8-20 pages. Articles will be chosen for their originality, eloquence, and quality of academic research. The deadline for submissions is January 20th, 2014. This is an excellent and rare opportunity for all literature majors, and especially for those considering graduate school or a career in publishing. Students may submit up to two papers. Submissions and any questions can be sent to mjlc@rso.wisc.edu.

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 2013 Issue

The third volume of the Madison Journal of Literary Criticism is currently live for viewing online. Please click here or on the cover photo 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.



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