Articulāte: A Journal of Literary and Cultural Criticism

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 over 100 Denison students who have written essays on a variety of literary and cultural topics. Some essays reexamine the classic 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.

Essays are selected for publication by a student Editorial Board under the leadership of an Assistant 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.