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Articulāte (English)

Articulāte is published in the spring semester of each academic year and features student essays of literary and cultural criticism. Since 1996, Articulāte has published works of almost 90 Denison students who have written 106 essays on a variety of literary and cultural topics. Some essays reexamine the classical works of William Shakespeare, others attempt to shed light on the life and thoughts of Emily Dickinson, and still others discuss more recent works, such as a video from MTV or Don Bluth’s All Dogs Go to Heaven. Essays are selected for publication by a student Editorial Board under the leadership of a Junior and Senior Editor, as well as a faculty advisor. As a special feature, Articulāte publishes each year’s winner of the Robert T. Wilson Award for Scholarly Writing. Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Five Colleges of Ohio (Next Steps in the Next Generation Library: Integrating Digital Collections into the Liberal Arts Curriculum, 2010) Acknowledgments: Joshua Finnell (Humanities Librarian); Sylvia Brown (Assistant Professor of English); Courtney Vinopal (Class of 2013); Daniel Carlson (Class of 2015)

Biology Buzz Newsletter (Biology)

Biology Buzz Newsletter is published by Denison University Department of Biology twice a year. The fall edition features a wrap-up of the summer activities, information about new faculty and highlights the activities of current faculty. The spring edition introduces senior fellows and shares alumni activities. Contact information: biology@denison.edu.

Campus (Library and Archives)

Campus was a rejuvenated version of Portfolio. In addition to short stories, the editors included timely features and announcements "that would prove of interest to the Denison student." Campus was published between 1946 and 1957. Acknowledgments: Joshua Finnell (Humanities Librarian); Courtney Vinopal (Class of 2013); Daniel Carlson (Class of 2015);

Collage (Modern Languages)

Collage is an interdisciplinary magazine designed to explore the poetry of language and the visual arts. Submissions come from students, faculty, and staff members at Denison University. In the online version of the publication, we insert links for audio and video pieces.

Acknowledgments: Joshua Finnell (Humanities Librarian); Christopher Casey (First Year Studies Librarian); Judy Cochran (Professor, Modern Languages).

Denison Journal of Religion (Religion)

Denison Journal of Religion is published annually by the Department of Religion. A goal of the journal is to have Denison students speaking to their Denison colleagues about issues of religion. All articles are written by Denison students, and we encourage students from any department to submit appropriate work to it. The content is academic discourse which promotes and encourages community dialogue, so that the journal can be a medium for intellectual reflection on religion for the entire Denison community. Appropriate topics of submission include but are not limited to the secular critique of religion, inter-religious dialogue, the interpretation of sacred texts, the interaction of religion and society, the validation of ethical discernment, and issues of race, gender, and class.

Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Five Colleges of Ohio (Next Steps in the Next Generation Library: Integrating Digital Collections into the Liberal Arts Curriculum, 2010).

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

Ephemeris (Classical Studies)

Ephemeris is published twice a year and seeks to offer an opportunity for those students interested in Classical studies to publish their work in an undergraduate forum. Ephemeris was the first intercollegiate journal of its kind and promotes the coming together of history, literature, philosophy, religion, art, and architecture in a way that is both analytical and creative. As is an objective of Classical Studies departments, Ephemeris fosters an attitude about and an appreciation for criticism and interpretation of the Classical civilizations. It is our hope that students, faculty and staff continue to be inspired by these ancient societies. Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Five Colleges of Ohio (Next Steps in the Next Generation Library: Integrating Digital Collections into the Liberal Arts Curriculum, 2010).

Acknowledgments: Joshua Finnell (Humanities Librarian); Rebecca Futo Kennedy (Assistant Professor of Classics)

Episteme (Philosophy)

Episteme is a student-run journal that aims to recognize and encourage excellence in undergraduate philosophy by providing examples of some of the best work currently being done in undergraduate philosophy programs. Episteme is distinguished as being the oldest undergraduate philosophy publication of its kind. Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Five Colleges of Ohio (Next Steps in the Next Generation Library: Integrating Digital Collections into the Liberal Arts Curriculum, 2010).

The call for papers for 2018 is out! The 2018 staff includes:
Editor: Peter Heft
Editorial Board:
Cesar Barraza
Paul Bass
William Jones
DingXi Dennis Lu
Ryan Seibert
To submit papers for inclusion, please email the paper and a cover sheet to episteme@denison.edu.

Exile (English)

Exile is a student literary journal that provides an opportunity for future poets, fiction, and non-fiction writers to publish their creative work in an undergraduate forum. For some students, Exile represents their only chance at publication, their only chance to have an audience. For others, Exile represents the beginning of their writing career. The title of this magazine was suggested by the concluding phrase in The Rest by Ezra Pound.

Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Five Colleges of Ohio (Next Steps in the Next Generation Library: Integrating Digital Collections into the Liberal Arts Curriculum, 2010)

Acknowledgments: Joshua Finnell (Humanities Librarian); Peter Grandbois (Assistant Professor of English); Greggory Gassman (University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies, Class of 2013); Meghan Callahan (Denison Class of 2014); Elizabeth Carman Bailey (Denison Class of 2012); Sarah Fiete (Denison Class of 2012); Ellen Rosebrough (Denison Class of 2013); Jonathan Halper (Denison Class of 2014); Deborah Gillum (Denison Class of 2014); Allison Scarlott (Denison Class of 2015).

Flamingo (Library and Archives)

Flamingo was a student-run humor and literary magazine of Denison University published between 1921 and 1928. This publication provides a glimpse into campus life during the Roaring Twenties.

Cataloger's Note: The volume and issue numbers of this publication don't always correspond to the chronological publication years.

Acknowledgments: Joshua Finnell (Humanities Librarian); Courtney Vinopal (Class of 2013); Daniel Carlson (Class of 2015)

Moyo (Library and Archives)

Mind of Your Own (Moyo) was a student-run publication of Denison University from 1991-2001. Articles ranged from political commentary, humor, interviews with musicians and actors, and campus commentary.

Cataloger's Note: Volume VI was omitted by the original editors in the sequencing of the journal.

Acknowledgments: Joshua Finnell (Humanities Librarian); Daniel Carlson (Class of 2015)

Portfolio (Library and Archives)

Portfolio was an early literary magazine at Denison University published between 1937-1946. Not only does this journal provide insight into campus culture during World War II, readers will gain deeper insight into the era and culture of Denison by viewing the various ephemera within, such as cigarette advertisements and bus schedules.

Acknowledgments: Joshua Finnell (Humanities Librarian); Heather Lyle (University Archivist); Courtney Vinopal (Class of 2013); Daniel Carlson (Class of 2015)

Prologue: A First-Year Writing Journal (Writing Center)

Prologue: A First-Year Writing Journal is an annual journal of academic essays created to showcase first-year writing at Denison. The journal provides many of these students with the opportunity to have their works published for the first time. The selection process begins with first-year students submitting their essays anonymously during the fall and spring semester submission periods. Next, the editorial board carefully reviews the collection of pieces submitted and selects several quality pieces for publication. Then each of Prologue’s editors review one of the selected essays, work with the writer to make revisions, and write a commentary to accompany the piece. These commentaries highlight the strengths and growth of each essay.