Margin, Haverford College's student-edited alternative academic publication, annually publishes an interdisciplinary journal centering on a specific cultural topic. We publish critical essays, creative writing, visual media, and other creative works from scholars, artists, students, and writers focusing on a common theme. As Margin’s editorial board, we invite you to make a submission to this year’s issue, Cash.
What is cash? The word itself comes from the French caisse, or “money box.” “Cash” today refers to money in hand. Cold hard cash. It’s tactile. Meanwhile “money” is ever more abstract. Cash has given way to online shopping and credit cards and indebtedness as a perennial state of being. As the relationship between cash and money grows tenuous, money moves toward the abstract, straddling the line between the conceptual and the concrete.
How do you imbue the thin bill with the intangible value of “cash”? One might argue that society has overachieved in facing this dilemma. This debate over value has intensified in the past decade: does value exist in the stock ticker? Where is financial security in an economy of speculation? How can one exchange value while sidestepping the world of cash? How do we appropriate, reject, transform, and deploy this cultural and economic touchstone within our lives, language, economy and imagination? Even as the aura of “cash” has been disseminated into the popular lexicon (“cultural capital,” “wealth of knowledge,” “safe bet,” “gold standard”), have our doubts regarding the stability and value of “cash” made problematic our cultural dependence on the subject?
Submit to Margin.
Margin is seeking submissions to answer these questions and more. Successful submissions will ultimately be transferrable across media, disciplines, and cultural traditions.
Deadline for submission: 11:59 p.m., Friday, January 24
How to Submit:
Send submissions and questions to: email@example.com. Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m., Friday, January 24. Your submission should arrive as an email with the subject heading: "Cash, [Submission Title]." To see previous issues of Margin, look below!
Required format: Written pieces must be submitted as Word documents with a .doc or .docx extension. Academic submissions must use proper Chicago citation style. Visual pieces must be saved as high-quality .tiff files. If your submission is beyond our formatting capabilities (a video, a song, something three-dimensional, etc.) let us know. If we like it, we’ll make it work. Longer submissions will be edited for brevity in consultation with the author.
Sponsored by the John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities
Volume 2, Spring 2013
- Wall Unit
- Myla Haider
- Kole Welsch
- They Put Me in an Animal Cage
- "It Is Difficult"
- White Men
- Eagle (Cowboys and Indians)
- Razed City, Rebuilding Men: Deploying Fireman and Hijacker Bodies and Constructing the Post-9/11 World
- Mr. Rogers
- Amazon Drone Reviews
compiled by the Margin Editorial Board
- EVERYTHING THAT RISES
- He Could Tie It to a Tree Branch
- Crisis on Infinite Pages: Disaster, Gender, and the Blockbuster Comic Book Cross-over in Post-9/11 America
Volume 1, May 2012
- WHEN BEYONCÉ
Samuel Fox '14
- Safety First
- "Putting the Sirens to Sleep": Ancient Divas and MTV Sirens
Hannah Silverblank '12
- The Mermaid Eftalya
- Reasons I Don't Use the Word Diva #1 and #14
Jane Holloway '11
- The Presentation of Fame in Everyday Life: The Case of Lady Gaga
- Curly is a Diva
- Portrait of the Abbess as a Pop-Culture Diva: How Hildegard became a New Age Superstar and Why it Makes Me So Nervous
- DR in Human/Pleiadian Form
- Madeline Kahn and a Bottle of Bread
- i just wanna b free
Organized by Hannah Silverblank '12 in conjunction with the release of Margin's inaugural issue on divas, this conference brought together scholars Kevin Allred (Rutgers), Mathieu Deflem (University of South Carolina), Christian DuComb '01, Gail Holst-Warhaft (Cornell), Lawrence Miller '12, Camille Paglia (University of the Arts), Alethea Rockwell '12 , Hannah Silverblank '12, and Dito van Reigersberg (a.k.a. Martha Graham Cracker) (Pig Iron Theater Company) to consider divadom and its permutations across literature, sociology, history, and gender and sexuality studies.