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Mar 11 2013

Free trial: Encyclopedia of the Mind

It’s hard to conceive of a topic of more broad and personal interest than the study of the mind. In addition to its traditional investigation by the disciplines of psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience, the mind has also been a focus of study in the fields of philosophy, economics, anthropology, linguistics, computer science, molecular biology, education, and literature. In all these approaches, there is an almost universal fascination with how the mind works and how it affects our lives and our behavior. Studies of the mind and brain have crossed many exciting thresholds in recent years, and the study of mind now represents a thoroughly cross-disciplinary effort. Researchers from a wide range of disciplines seek answers to such questions as: What is mind? How does it operate? What is consciousness?The Encyclopedia of the Mind brings together scholars from the entire range of mind-related academic disciplines from across the arts and humanities, social sciences, life sciences, and computer science and engineering to explore the multidimensional nature of the human mind.

Click here to access the free trial to the online version which expires on April 30, 2013.

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Jan 14 2013

Arborescences: revue d’études françaises

Arborescences is published by Département d’études françaises, Université de Toronto.

Encompassing all aspects of the French language, Arborescences is dedicated to critical thought on current debates in French studies, whether it be related to literature, linguistics or didactic.

In order to help establish and convey new knowledge in each of these areas of study,  Arborescences aim to promote a theoretical and critical approach to a specific theme in each of their issues.

Openly interdisciplinary, Arborescences’ goal is to become a meeting place for different disciplines without neglecting their own necessary specificity.

Arborescences is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.

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Sep 25 2012

Aristos: An Online Review of the Arts

Aristos is an online review of the arts and the philosophy of art.  Like its print predecessor  it is a unique critical voice, advocating objective standards in arts scholarship and criticism, and arguing that the concept of art (in the sense of the traditional fine arts of painting, sculpture, literature, music, and dance) can, and ought to be, objectively defined.

 

Critical of both modernism and postmodernism, Aristos vigorously opposes the increasingly bizarre and inscrutable work promoted in the name of art since the early years of the twentieth century–from abstract painting and sculpture through the seemingly endless concoctions of postmodernism. Aristos also champions contemporary work that, like the significant art of all ages, is concerned with important human values, and is both intelligible and well crafted.

 

Though staunchly independent, the editorial viewpoint of Aristos owes much to the thought of the philosopher-novelist Ayn Rand (1905-1982).  It is aimed at a broad audience of general readers,  

students, critics, and scholars. The fullest explication and application of the philosophy that informs our views is found in What Art Is: The Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand (Open Court, 2000).

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Apr 10 2012

[sic] - a Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation

Published by University of Zadar, [sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation is devoted to publishing quality academic writing on the topic of literary and cultural theory, various social and cultural phenomena coming out of different literary and cultural practices and approaches, as well as to promoting quality literature in translation.

By publishing papers, reviews, literary criticism and literature in translation, [sic] wishes to offer a wide, interdisciplinary approach to dominant but also marginal and/or currently unrecognized as well as emerging literary and cultural trends and practices and in this way open a dialogue between proponents of different approaches to the said areas. As such, [sic] is seen as an international platform for scholars, practitioners and artists dealing with literature, culture and literary translation.

Besides academic writing, [sic] puts a special emphasis on literary translation as a form of communication among cultures and sees translation as a kind of creativity similar to that of creative writing, i.e. a kind of literary practice of immense value for the language and literature from and into which the works are translated. [sic] thus supports publishing translations of foreign works translated into Croatian as well as translations of Croatian authors into foreign languages.

[sic] is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet.

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Mar 22 2012

Humanities: an Open Access Journal from MDPI

Published by MDPI AG, Humanities is an international, peer-reviewed, quick-refereeing open access
journal, which publishes works from extensive fields including history, law, literature, philosophy, religion, arts, linguistics and so on. There is no restriction on the length of the papers as they encourage researchers to publish their innovative ideas and results in as much detail as possible. To guarantee a rapid refereeing and editorial process, Humanities follows standard publication practices in the natural sciences.

Articles freely accessible in PDF format.  Please click here to access.

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Mar 22 2012

Latest release of Literature Online

ProQuest is pleased to announce the latest release of Literature Online.

Further Companions to Literature volumes

This release of Literature Online now includes the next batch of volumes from the Companions to Literature series from Cambridge University Press. More than 110 volumes from this acclaimed series of critical texts, containing more than 1,700 individual essays, are now fully searchable and readable alongside Literature Online’s extensive collection of full-text journals.

350 Full-Text Journals

This latest release sees the addition of three new titles to Literature Online’s library of full-text journals; Milton and Melville Review, Kashmir Journal of Language Research and Ibsen News and Comment. The addition of these new journals brings the total number of titles up to 350.

New Biographies

The latest release of Literature Online sees the addition of 35 new or revised biographies, including biographies for for Guillaume Apollinaire, Aleister Crowley, Winston Graham, Sean Mathias, Michele Roberts and Gillian Tindall. Literature Online now contains over 4,500 biographies.

Literature Online now contains over 19,000 author records. Each of our author records contains at least one of the following: an authoritative and accessible biography, full-text of the author’s works, a comprehensive bibliography of primary works or a list of full-text critical and reference materials relating to the author. Author records can be accessed by searching in the Search: Authors or Search: Texts pages or from the Quick Search feature from any page.
 
Proquest provides free training for Literature Online available at www.proquest.com/training.

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Feb 28 2012

Raymond Carver Review (RCR)

Published by the English Department of Kent State University in cooperation with the International Raymond Carver Society, the Raymond Carver Review (RCR) is a peer-reviewed, electronic annual which seeks to publish the best critical work both from established and emerging Carver scholars around the world.  

Begun by members of the International Raymond Carver Society, the RCR is produced by international Carver scholars devoted to promoting the study of this important and influential author.   Please click here to access.

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Feb 06 2012

At the Edge

Published by Memorial University of Newfoundland, At the Edge is a peer-reviewed, open access online journal that showcases the work of emerging scholars, particularly in the field of eighteenth- and
nineteenth-century literature and culture, or on Romanticism very broadly defined.

At the Edge welcomes submissions from a wide variety of critical, theoretical, and interdisciplinary perspectives. In addition to essays that take more traditional approaches to literary and cultural research and writing, they strongly encourage innovative and creative forms of scholarly engagement that expand the genre of academic writing to reflect the changes and possibilities of publishing in a digital environment.

In order to foster an ongoing, participatory, and collaborative forum for contributors and readers, they also welcome reviews of recently published books and articles in the field, and especially reviews of the
essays contained in their issues. Reviews may be formal, though readers are also welcome to engage in critical dialogue with their contributors using the built in reading tools.

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Jan 19 2012

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

The production, collection, and distribution of accessible high quality research on Asian American Literature for students, teachers, and the general public is their goal.

They seek contributions that, while informed by the theoretical concerns of specialists in the field, are composed in order to be understood by non-specialists, including students and non-specialist teachers at the high school and college levels. It is their goal to use the internet to grant access to research in multiple ways: one, by going directly to the internet where many students and even faculty now begin their research rather than through a publisher and then via a proprietary database; and two, by emphasizing clear and jargon-free prose so that the complexity of research findings in the field can be accessed by readers with a variety of objectives, including the general reader seeking more information on this complex and sometimes misrepresented field.

In addition to traditional analytical interpretations of texts and contexts, they are interested in essays on the pedagogy of Asian American literature, overviews of the historical and cultural context of key texts, and also bibliographic overviews of relevant criticism.

It is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.

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Nov 30 2011

Style

Style invites submissions that address questions of style, stylistics, and poetics, including research and theory in discourse analysis, literary and nonliterary genres, narrative, figuration, metrics, rhetorical analysis, and the pedagogy of style.

Contributions may draw from such fields as literary criticism, critical theory, computational linguistics, cognitive linguistics, philosophy of language, and rhetoric and writing studies.

In addition, Style publishes reviews, review-essays, surveys, interviews, translations, enumerative and annotated bibliographies, and reports on conferences, Web sites, and software.

It is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.

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