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.
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
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Deadline to Submit: February 2nd, 2015.
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.
Volume 4, Spring 2015
Food Fight features work by students, scholars, artists, musicians, and writers from both within and beyond the Haverford community that considers taste, disgust, etiquette, the organic movement, fast food, diets, celebrity chefs, cafeteria trauma, and anything else you can bite into.
Esme Trontz '19 is a sophomore History of Art major (BMC) from Brooklyn, New York. She loves watching Bob's Burgers, wearing lots of patterns, and being really tall. Peaches are her favorite fruit and broccoli is her favorite vegetable and goat is her favorite cheese.
Kelly Jung '17 is a junior majoring in philosophy and minoring in Chinese. She has been interested in the intersectionality of philosophy and art. Outside the classroom, Kelly enjoys cooking food, binge watching crime shows, reading Joan Didion or Audre Lorde and napping.
Lily (Hangcheng) Xu '19 loves exploring different cultures by travelling, or watching travelling programs/reality shows. She in interested in humanities and social sciences in general. Animals with two legs are probably the scariest creatures to her, but it doesn't mean she doesn't like them!
Cecilia Burke '18 is a sophomore Political Science major, and English minor. She is particularly interested in writing and journalism. She enjoys long car rides listening to audio books. Hobbies include, watching a lot of television, and getting excited about the next time she will consume good food. She hopes to remain 5' 6” tall for a large portion of her lifetime, and finish the second Game of Thrones book sooner rather than later.
Susan Kelly '18 is a sophomore from Lexington, Kentucky interested in Spanish and art history. She plays ultimate frisbee with the Sneetches and spends the rest of her time listening to music, loving season changes and nice weather, laughing too much at puns, doodling, and missing her dogs.
Elena Harriss-Bauer '19 is a first year with a long last name and a longer list of favorite Kubrick films. She spends her time outside of class cutting her hair, texting her mom, and collecting hoop earrings. She intends to major in anything that is not Computer Science, and plans to diligently avoid completing all quantitative requirements until her senior year. Eggs are her favorite food.
Alice (Jiaxin) Lin '19 loves humanities and social sciences, but is struggling to find non-science science courses. She likes watching movies, drawing, and spending time in the sculpture studio. She usually spends one afternoon of her weekend discovering restaurants in Philly. She misses her dog Nemo A LOT.
Carmen Ana Nieto '19 is an undecided, first year student interested in the humanities. She enjoys listening to music, watching movies, writing, and sun bathing in the beautiful beaches of her home in Puerto Rico. She likes being around interesting people, having thoughtful conversations, and taking pictures of anything and everyone. When she's not obsessing over her three dogs, she's either drinking tea or playing records.
Katy Frank '17 is a junior English major with a concentration in Gender & Sexuality Studies. She is from New York City. If Katy were in a polyamorous relationship with cities, New York would be her long-term primary partner and Philadelphia would be her new crush. In addition to participating in Margin, Katy works at the Women*s Center and is on the frisbee team.
Cora Johnson-Grau '16 is a senior from Los Angeles, California, with a major in English and a minor in Sociology. She likes walking long distances in cities. She drinks many cups of a black tea w/milk a day. She misses jacaranda season.
Shahzeen Nasim '16 was born in Pakistan and grew up in the East Bay Area in California. She struggles with an escapist impulse to move to faraway places. Her long-standing language of study is Arabic.
Upcoming Issue for Spring 2016: Critical Mass
In nuclear physics, “critical mass” refers to the amount of fissile material that sets off a reaction. Margin uses “critical mass” to describe a community that catalyzes world-historic change, while remaining diligently self-critical of its own politics.
How is such a community formed? Where are the limits of community? Who does it absorb or exclude? What does community look like under capitalism, and when are calls for ‘community’ exploitative? What does it mean to have kinship in an era of globalization?
Margin is interested in communal structures that practice a politics of care under capitalism. What is self-care? How do individuals and communities experience alienation day to day? What is suburban alienation? What are the boundaries between the self and community? What is yours, mine, and ours?
Margin seeks submissions reflecting on and challenging what it means to live a critical life, alone and beside others. We invite all types of media, including personal essays, research papers, visual or digital art, fiction, poetry, protest songs and protest song analysis, DIY how-to guides, allegories, architectural blueprints, bibliographies & reading lists, missed connections, disappointments and failures.
Submit to "Margin"
Deadline for Submission: Monday, January 23, 2017
How To Submit:
Send submissions and questions to: email@example.com. Your submission should arrive as an email with the subject heading: “Critical Mass, [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.