Kimberly Miller recently checked in with the English Department to tell of her latest exploits. She’s currently enrolled at a private military college, Norwich University, in that institution’s Masters in Diplomacy program, with a concentration in conflict management. The program focuses on international peacekeeping and peace-making.
Kimberly reports that “I couldn’t be happier with my decision. I’m working full time, going to school full time, and still somehow making room for all of the fun things of being post-college.”
We wish good luck to Kimberly in her pursuit of such a degree and the good work that will, no doubt, flow from it!
e.g., the journal of exemplary undergraduate scholarship, is currently inviting submissions for their winter special issue on violence. This issue will consider violence in all its forms, from state-sponsored violence to the violence of political discourse. We invite submissions that engage and critique such forms of violence through a distinct disciplinary lens: literary or textual studies, political science, history, or a clearly articulated interdisciplinary approach.
Though a broad range of work addressing issues of violence will be considered for the special issue, contributors might begin by considering the following topics:
· The aesthetics of violence in post-World War II British fiction
· The rhetorical violence of electoral and political infrastructures: the two-party system, televised debates, or op-eds
· The intersection between catastrophe and state violence as explored through mainstream media news coverage
· The violent treatment of gendered bodies in Oscar-nominated films 2000-present
The focus of January’s special issue is violence, but we welcome submissions on any topic. Be aware that general submissions, if accepted, will not be published until a future issue at the discretion of the editorial board.
All submissions must be 5000-7000 words, in .doc or .docx format, follow MLA guidelines, and include a 250-word abstract outlining project goals and how the contribution meaningfully engages ongoing scholarly conversations.
For non-traditional submissions (multimodal compositions), please submit via .pdf or .jpeg format and expand the abstract to 500 words. The extended abstract should include an explanation of the author’s design choices and how these choices meaningfully engage the theme of violence. Please also include contributor’s full name, academic affiliation and email address.
Deadline for January’s issue: December 1st
Please direct all submissions and questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Seattle Pacific University
Each year Seattle University, University of Puget Sound, Pacific Lutheran University, and Seattle Pacific University bring together their honors students for the annual Honors NW Research Symposium. Students from each university submit current research for peer consideration, and selected papers are presented on panels chaired by faculty from all four institutions. The four students from SPU presenting this year are Joe Heindel, Michaela Rubinstein, Justin Ramsey, and Kira Arias-La Rheir.
The research presented is interdisciplinary, with students in the social sciences, STEM, humanities, art, political science, education and economics presenting. Panels will focus on:
- Technology and Material Culture
- Gender and Philosophy of the Self
- Pedagogy, History and Sectarianism
- Aesthetics and Ethics of Selfhood
All are welcome to attend.