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 86 Denison students and 106 essays on a variety of 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.
What these essays do have in common is that they all uphold the standards of scholarly excellence that Denison expects from the best of its students. Each essay is written and crafted in such a way that even those unfamiliar with the literature being discussed can comprehend the author’s argument and gain a better understanding of the topic by reading the essay.
Essays are selected for publication by a student-run Editorial Board under the leadership of a Junior and Senior Editor, as well as a faculty adviser.
In addition to those essays submitted to the Editorial Board, Articulāte also publishes the winner of the Robert T. Wilson Award for Scholarly Writing.