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About This Journal

Beyond the Margins is an annual, online, blind peer-reviewed journal housed at the University of New Orleans. We are dedicated to furthering diversity in academia through the publication of graduate student scholarship in the humanities with a focus on literary and textual studies. The journal's aim is twofold: to broaden opportunities for graduate student scholars to contribute to academic conversations and to provide a platform for alternative forms of scholarship.

Beyond the Margins welcomes submissions from currently enrolled graduate students at the Master's and Ph.D. level in the form of critical essays, reviews of contemporary scholarly books (published by university or trade presses), pedagogical articles, archival discoveries (including introduction and explanatory notes), and hybrid genres (such as autobiographical criticism). Students from public, urban universities are especially encouraged to submit. Each issue of Beyond the Margins will also focus on a special theme that pushes beyond the boundaries of what is already known or assumed, although submissions on other topics are welcome as well.