Clamantis is a bi-annual publication for the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program at Dartmouth College. We showcase the strongest creative and critical work submitted by current MALS students as well as MALS alumni. We believe that by selecting and integrating work from all four of the program’s concentrations, we will promote intellectual engagement, fruitful questioning, and honest discourse within the realm of liberal studies. If you have questions, comments, or are interested in writing a feature, please e-mail The.MALS.Journal@dartmouth.edu.

Work may be submitted at any point in the term. Submit today!

Current Issue: Fall 2018

Letter From the Editors

Dear Reader,

As 2018 draws to a close, we are excited to present the Fall/Winter 2018 Issue of Clamantis.

As always, the work presented in this issue of Clamantis mirrors the interdisciplinary spirit of the MALS Program in its wide range of genre and subject matter. Whether through the analysis of cinematic portrayals of The Holocaust, fiction about loss and what it means to feel lost, or the poetic response to Dartmouth’s own Hovey Murals — to name just a few — the diverse pieces in this issue take a sharp look at the world, and strive to generate greater meaning and understanding from what the world presents to us.

Looking into the future, we are excited to work towards strengthening our digital presence on campus through more frequent digital publication and engagement with the MALS community. With the rise and pace of the online publication industry, we hope that Clamantis can serve not only as a space wherein students can publish their important work, but also give them the opportunity to participate in the world of electronic publishing. Beginning in the Winter 2019 term, we hope to begin a monthly e-newsletter that features pieces of student writing and / or artwork, and in the future, we hope to publish Clamantis even more regularly than twice a year.

As always, we would like to thank our entire team of editors, our dedicated faculty advisor: Anna Minardi, and the MALS Program for its continued support.

With that, we present to you the Fall/Winter 2018 Issue of Clamantis: The MALS Journal. We hope you enjoy this spectacular work from these talented writers!


Sabine, Jake, Maisea, and Ellie



Alicia A. Blumenthal


Tyne Freeman


The Brotherhood of Chairs
Jennifer Cormack


Andras Gerevich and Andrew Fenthem



The Brismond Trail
Alicia A. Blumenthal



Into the Woods
Johanna Valdez