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Inheriting the kingdom of the Haverford Journal, Body Text will publish the sharpest undergraduate scholarship by Haverford students in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Margin is Haverford's themed publication. Deadline for submission: February 29th 2012.

Inheriting the kingdom of the Haverford Journal, Body Text will publish the sharpest undergraduate scholarship by Haverford students in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The editors of Body Text 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.

Margin is Haverford's themed publication.  Each issue will feature 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.  We seek to publish the work of students, scholars, artists, musicians, and writers, both from within and outside of the Haverford community.

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Margin Topic for Spring 2012: DIVAS

What is a diva?  What are its origins, if locatable, and how has the term evolved and developed musically, temporally, and culturally? How do we understand and treat our divas? How do these divas seem to understand themselves and their status as both revered and dangerous figures, and (how) should these self-understandings inform our reading of their “divine” identities? Submissions do not have to investigate questions about divadom explicitly, but may address a particular diva or other related figures (in the form of popular music analysis, concert/album reviews, devotional confessions, photographs, bibliographies for unwritten theses, etc.).

Deadline for submission: February 29th 2012.

Send submissions and questions to: margin.journal@gmail.com. Your submission should arrive as an email with the subject heading: "Divas, [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. More info: hsilverb@haverford.edu + jlhorn@haverford.edu

Sponsored by the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities haverford.edu/hcah