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Abolitionist Roundtable with the MJLC

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Members of the Madison Journal of Literary Criticism (MJLC) gather for small group discussions based on study group topics surrounding abolition and literary criticism.
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In this episode, Jonathan, Gabe and Ria sit down to discuss what the aim of higher education should be; a conversation based on their experience as college students, time as MJLC study group members, a shared class: Philosophy 557 Justice in Higher Education and the paper “Only Connect… The Goals of a Liberal Education” by William Cronon. The roundtable members reflect on what they expected from college, the role of ideal theory in isolating aims, considering the UW-Madison mission statement and coming up with their own, shared, idea of what the aims of higher education should be. Finally, they touch on how educators can and should execute these aims and the role of third spaces like the MJLC in higher education. 
WSUM Talk Director and MJLC member Ray Kirsch and fellow MJLC member Quinn Henneger interview Fawzy Taylor, the social media and marketing director of A Room of One's Own Bookstore. The bookstore is a queer and transgender owned, feminist bookstore in Madison, WI. In this interview, Ray and Quinn interview Fawzy about their involvement at Room, the intersection of social justice and literature and more. 
Radical Design

Radical Design

2024-03-1259:46

In this episode, Lexi, Mary, Ria, Emily and Landis discuss radical design and how it connects to the making of our magazine. 
MJLC members Ria, Ella and Sophia discuss their experience at The Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference in Kansas city. They discuss their key takeaways and where they believe literary criticism is heading.
Stop Cop City

Stop Cop City

2024-02-0946:32

Quinn and Anna interview two forest defenders about Atlanta's RICO indictments and what stop cop city is. 
In this episode, we talked to MJLC members about their newest publication, Resistance. We asked their favorite pieces from it and moments that made them happy this past semester. The MJLC Resistance issue can be found here: https://issuu.com/themjlc/docs/themjlcresistancedigital 
Ray, Anna, Emily and Quinn discuss how care appears in their lives and how care as a resistance intersects with other forms of resistance.
In this episode, Ria, Cree, Nate and Shelby discuss arts and music as a form of resistance. They discuss their favorite art pieces, how they resemble resistance and how it can be impactful.
Strikes at UW-Madison

Strikes at UW-Madison

2023-11-0344:58

In this episode, Anna, Cree, Nate and Nat discuss the Teaching Assistants' Association (TAA) and their union work at UW-Madison. They look at the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike and what makes an effective strike. 
Ray Kirsch interviews Ria Dhingra and Anna Nelson, editors-in-chief of the Madison Journal of Literary Criticism (MJLC). They discuss what an abolitionist is, how the MJLC was founded and the future of the study group and magazine. 
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