Publications

Body Text

The student-edited Body Text publishes the sharpest undergraduate scholarship by Haverford students in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The editors believe that students' academic writing should travel beyond the classroom and through larger interdisciplinary circuits. Body Text aims to showcase provocative student writing and facilitate conversations across the disciplines.

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  • Editorial Board
    Sydney Jones '15
    Sydney Jones '15

    Sydney is a junior English major at Haverford College. While taking several programming courses last year, she became interested in the possibilities that technology opens for accessing and interacting with text. In her free time, she enjoys playing guitar, serving on the working group for Re:Humanities, and getting overly emotionally invested in crossword puzzles.

    Emma Lumeij '16
    Emma Lumeij '16

    I am from New York City and hail from the neighborhood of Chinatown. I like playing soccer and reading biographies. The language I dream to learn is Portuguese and have every intention of going to the upcoming World Cup in Brazil. While I'm officially undecided, I'm hoping to study either English, Linguistics, or Comparative Literature.

    Mary Clare O'Donnell '14
    Mary Clare O'Donnell '14

    Mary Clare is a Senior History & Comparative Literature major with interests in documentary filmmaking, histories of early modernity and most recently, Don DeLillo and 9/11. Along with working in the Writing Center and as a research assistant in Magill Library, she enjoys plotting her permanent escape to Mexico City. This past summer she was in London and Kolkata listening to twee pop and researching for a senior thesis on empire and affect in the East India Company.

  • Submit to Body Text

    We look for papers that are accessible, clearly argued, and stimulating. If your paper is selected for publication, we'll work with you through a collaborative editing process to prepare the final version for the journal and its audience. The entire review process is anonymous up until the point of selection.

    Remove all identifying information from the essay, write an abstract (around 200 words) if the paper doesn't have one already, and email it as a Word document (.doc or .docx) to bodytext.journal@gmail.com. Your essay should arrive as an email with the subject "Body Text Submission, [Paper Title]." Submissions must be formatted in the citation style appropriate to the standards of the paper's discipline. We are accepting papers through the end of the semester.

  • Body Text

    Volume 2, 2012-2013

    Featuring the work of Ryan Rebel’14, Neilay Shah’14, Micah Walter’14, Lizzie Douglas ’13, and the Body Text Editorial Board.

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Margin

Margin is Haverford's themed student-edited publication.

Each issue features a topic marginalized in academic discourses, presenting submissions of critical essays, reviews, creative writing, visual media, and any other artifacts that critically or creatively engage the theme. The Margin Editorial Board seeks to publish the work of students, scholars, artists, musicians, and writers, both from within and outside of the Haverford community.

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  • Editorial Board
    Charlie Birkel '14
    Charlie Birkel '14

    Charlie is a Senior English major from Washington, DC. He appreciates Modernist literature, well-tied bow-ties, and pastrami sandwiches. Charlie performs improv and sketch comedy as a member of the Lighted Fools, plays Ultimate Frisbee, and works as a tutor in the Haverford Writing Center.

    Sam Fox '14
    Sam Fox '14

    Sam was raised in the AZ desert alongside two salamanders, both named Manny. He’s studying anthropology and creative writing.

    CJ Morrison '15
    CJ Morrison '15

    CJ Morrison '15 is a junior English & Anthropology major from the San Francisco bay area. He loves to listen to obnoxiously loud electronic music, talk about California, and watch Liz Lemon on 30 Rock. If he's not baking something with way too much butter or finding any excuse to talk about sex/Judy Butler in class, he's probably driving to Wawa for a 24oz coffee.

    Katy Frank '17
    Katy Frank '17

    Katy is from New York City and did not realize how much her identity springs from that fact until she arrived at Haverford. She is most likely going to major in English with a concentration in Gender & Sexuality Studies. Katy loves pretty much all sports except basketball, and plays Ultimate Frisbee with the Sneetches. She is also a DJ with WHRC Radio and an employee of Lunt Café.

    Miriam Hwang-Carlos '17
    Miriam Hwang-Carlos '17

    Miriam spends large amounts of her time daydreaming about the pet animals she might one day own (baby zebra? wombat?). She is a freshman from Massachusetts who will probably major in Fine Arts with a double major or minor in Art History, French, Linguistics, or something entirely different. She is always looking for more room in her life to learn languages, read, paint, dance badly, and pet dogs. Somehow, she always has enough time to drink copious amounts of coffee.

    David Roza '15
    David Roza '15

    David is an English major from Maryland, where the state sport is jousting. David hasn't tried jousting yet but he runs on Haverford's cross-country and track teams which is sort of the same thing. David believes happiness is spelled p-i-z-z-a and he has never met a slice he didn't like. He's probably nodding his head to the beat of a random song right now.

    Cora Johnson-Grau '16
    Cora Johnson-Grau '16

    Cora Johnson-Grau is a sophomore from Los Angeles, California. She likes when the air is cold beneath the trees lining the Nature Trail but she is still having trouble getting used to East Coast weather. She loves abrasive punk rock, the Paris Review, tortoises, road trips involving detours to important regional restaurants, and garish flower patterns. She will probably major in English.

  • Upcoming Issue: Food Fight

    We want to talk about food: Why do we eat what we eat? Who makes the food that we eat? Who eats the food that you make? Why do we instagram our food? What is “ethnic food”?

    We’re interested in scholarly and popular conversations engaging any and all of the following topics as they relate to food: access, class, race, gender, cultural appropriation, animals, food deserts, urban farms, all farms, hunger, taste, disgust, etiquette, brunch, gluten, instant coffee, milk, the organic movement, foodies (and their enemies), fast food, plastic food, food porn, protein shakes, energy drinks, mascots, diets, cleanses, cannibalism, eating alone, dumpster diving, GMOs, the golden arches, Gwyneth Paltrow, celebrity chefs, TV dinners, Lunchables, cafeteria trauma, utensils, quinoa, and anything else you can bite into...

  • Submit to Margin

    All types of media will be considered, including personal essays, research, literary reviews, fiction, poetry, visual art, superfood discoveries, scanwiches, dinner playlists, videos, recipes, tweets, yelp reviews, and grocery lists.

    Deadline for Submission: Monday, December 1, 2014

    How To Submit:

    Send submissions and questions to: margin.journal@gmail.com. Your submission should arrive as an email with the subject heading: "Food Fight, [Submission Title]."

    Required format: Written pieces must be submitted as Word documents with a .doc or .docx extension, and must use proper MLA citation style. Visual pieces must be saved as high-quality .tiff files.

  • CASH

    Volume 3 Spring 2014

    Cash features work by students, scholars, artists, musicians, and writers from both within and beyond the Haverford community, all considering physical currency within our lives, language, and economy.

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