CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – Emergence: A Journal of Undergraduate Research and Criticism

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Attention undergraduate humanities majors:

Have you written, or are you currently writing, a senior or honors thesis? Are you interested in sharing your work with the rest of the academic community? Are you wondering how to get your research out into the world?

Emergence: A Journal of Undergraduate Research and Criticism in the Humanities is now accepting submissions for publication in this year’s issue!

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Emergence Meeting 4: Friday, November 8, 11 am, SH 2714

Meeting Announcement

Our fourth Emergence meeting for second-year Arnhold Fellows is Friday, November 8, at 11 am in SH 2714. Please bring drafts of new content to the meeting, and we will spend some time during the meeting going over these drafts.

Meeting Recap

  • Re-release is only two weeks away!
  • Sam will be sending around a draft of the artwork his friend has done for the cover.
  • We read through Robert’s introduction to the issue and made suggestions.
  • We read through new content for the Response section and made suggestions.
  • We decided on the final order of the issue, which is as follows:

Introduction

Review (organized alphabetically)

  • Belmonte: Yin and Yang of Religious Thought
  • Ferguson: Empire Drowning
  • Fischer: Religious Rhetoric
  • Galvez: Shelley and Mourning
  • Hamlin: Medieval character archetype
  • Nassour: American dream blacked out
  • Sander: Ender’s Game
  • Toscano: Sweetness and Light, Huxley

Revolution (also organized alphabetically)

  • Christopher: Regeneration
  • Sherwyn: Band-aids

Response (tentative organization, pending more content)

  • Elaine’s editorial
  • Sam’s piece
  • Robert’s response
  • Robert’s intro to thesis
  • Elaine’s book review

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Send me proofread copies of articles from last year
  • November 15 (NEXT Friday): Final drafts of new content in. We will spend next week’s meeting doing pdf formatting. Yay! Please bring your laptop to next week’s meeting.
  • November 22: Journal re-release party and fall welcome event.

Emergence Meeting 3: Friday, November 1, 11 am, SH 2714

Meeting Announcement

Our third Emergence meeting for second-year Arnhold Fellows is Friday, November 1, at 11 am in SH 2714. Please bring proposals for new content to the meeting, and we will spend some time during the meeting going over the issue’s structure and order.

Meeting Recap

  • We brainstormed some ideas for the cover art. We decided that we liked more abstract pieces, and we talked about themes/words like emergence/re-emergence, return, revolution, revolve, circular, clean, colorful with a black background. I will send Sam more details about these ideas and his friend will get back to us.
  • We talked about new content. Both Robert and Elaine will be contributing two new pieces to the issue. Robert will be contributing a response to a collection of AIDS fiction and a short introduction to his thesis. Elaine will be contributing an editorial about what it means to be an English major and why it’s important, and a review of the book Wild Ones. We encourage all second-year fellows to contribute to the issue!
  • We decided on the overall order and structure of the issue. We decided that Robert’s introduction will be a shorter, more conceptual introduction that will consider what emergence and re-emergence mean for this issue and that will touch on how the issue is organized overall. Here is how the rest of the issue will be organized:

Introduction

Review (organized alphabetically)

  • Belmonte: Yin and Yang of Religious Thought
  • Ferguson: Empire Drowning
  • Fischer: Religious Rhetoric
  • Galvez: Shelley and Mourning
  • Hamlin: Medieval character archetype
  • Nassour: American dream blacked out
  • Sander: Ender’s Game
  • Toscano: Sweetness and Light, Huxley

Revolution (also organized alphabetically)

  • Christopher: Regeneration
  • Sherwyn: Band-aids

Response (tentative organization, pending more content)

  • Elaine’s editorial
  • Robert’s response
  • Robert’s intro to thesis
  • Elaine’s book review

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Nov 3: final versions of abstracts – send them to me!
  • Nov 8: first draft of new content; first draft of cover art?
  • Nov 15: second draft of new content; cover art?
  • Nov 17: final drafts of everything to Tom for pdf conversion

Other Meeting Recaps

Emergence Meeting 2: Friday, October 25, 11 am, SH 2714

Meeting Announcement

Our second Emergence meeting for second-year Arnhold Fellows is Friday, October 25, at 11 am in SH 2714. Your abstracts are due at this meeting, and we will spend some time during the meeting going over them.

Meeting Recap

  • Our next meeting is next Friday, November 1, at 11 am in SH 2714.
  • We decided that proofreading the articles for the re-release is important; everyone is responsible for proofreading the article(s) they wrote an abstract(s) for. This proofreading just involves correcting minor grammatical errors. The proofread copies of articles are due at our next meeting on November 1. Please print out copies of the articles you read, correct grammatical errors on the hard copy, and bring the hard copy with you to our meeting.
  • Raquel volunteered to ask her friend who is an Art major about doing some cover art. Raquel will email me about this outcome. Sam has also volunteered to ask some of his friends.
  • We read through and edited each other’s abstract drafts. Please send me the edited versions via email before our next meeting.
  • We also tentatively named the three sections of the journal Review (scholarly pieces), Revolution (creative pieces), Response (new, more informal content). These are tentative names for now, but we like the repetition of the “re-“, as it’s in keeping with our “re-release” of the issue.
  • We also decided on the following plan for deadlines for November:
    • Nov 1: Proposals for new content due; proofreading edits made to existing articles (proofread articles you’ve already read for abstracts: Robert – Hamlin and Nassour; Elaine – Toscano and Galvez; Raquel – Belmonte; Sam – Ferguson and Sander; Tom – Fischer)
    • Nov 8: Drafts of new content due. Contact authors of pieces and let them know about re-release (we are editing abstracts, proofing articles, adding artwork, etc).
    • Nov 15: Second drafts of new content due
    • Nov 17: Final drafts of new content to Tom for formatting (last possible day!)

Upcoming Deadlines:

  • ASAP: Email me your revised abstracts so I can send them to Robert so he can get started on the Introduction to the issue.
  • Nov 1: Proposals for the new content section. These proposals need only be a paragraph long. If you have several different ideas, bring proposals for several pieces. We can then talk about what kinds of pieces we want to include in the “Response” section in more detail.
  • Nov 1: Proofread copies of articles. Bring hard copies of articles with proofreading markup to the meeting.
  • Nov 8: First drafts of new content due

Meeting 1 Recap:

Emergence Meeting 1 Recap

This post will provide information on our first Emergence meeting on October 17, 2014. Our next meeting is Friday, October 24 at 12 am in SH 2714. All future meetings will be on Fridays from 12-1:30.

RECAP ON MEETING:

-Goals For the Editorial Board: gain experience in editing an academic, peer review journal. How is it different from a journal of creative writing, or a newspaper?

-Changes to Journal: the balance between scholarly and creative works is off- for this issue we need to try and encourage more people to do creative works, also find more interdisciplinary approaches. Also, revamping the journal cover: Audrey will contact coworkers at The Bottom Line about designing a cover.

-We split up the papers in terms of proofreading, formatting, and writing abstracts.

-Second Year Fellows decided they would like to have an informal once a quarter meeting to catch up and share their ongoing research.

Agenda: Emergence Meeting #1

1.Why edit Emergence? What would you like to get out of this? What are our goals?

2.Thoughts on the last edition? Changes? What can be improved?

-Structure/Vision? Cover? PDF format for download? Who will be in charge of this conversion                                                 process? When do you need final docs by? Scribd, Adobe free                                                 trial.

3. Content as of now: What does it mean to peer review? Edits? Literary Standards? Why provide abstracts?

-150-250 word synopsis that encapsulates main argument. (Who has had to do this before? How do you do it?)

4. New Content?

-creative work with critical component (analysis and research?) such as opinion/editorial pieces.

-brief papers on what second- year fellows are currently researching (sample of future article?)

-Call for Papers? 1 paragraph proposal? When are proposals due? Final drafts due?

5. Create schedule to release by Week 9 (Dec. 1, For First-Year Fellows Meet and Great on Either Mon. Dec. 1 or Fri. Dec. 5)

*For next week:

 -I will put a call out for new content (Second Year Fellows’ works in Progress; First Years’ Final Papers; Creative works).

-Bring abstracts for review- three hard copies?

-Think about who will write the introduction

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