Excursions (1 of 4)

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Sussex Interdisciplinary Journal to launch soon

Excursions is a new interdisciplinary, open-access, peer-reviewed electronic journal based at Sussex.  It was conceived, implemented and will be launched and run by our very own doctoral researchers.  The project is funded with a successful application to the Roberts money fund through the Doctoral School (and we are still looking for more researcher-led initiatives to fund in this way).

The journal will showcase submissions from doctoral and early-career researchers from multiple disciplines, with each issue based on a central theme.  The team have been working on this project since the Autumn, and the next three posts will be guest-blogged by members of the editorial team, and will trace their progress from inception of the idea, through technical implementation, to setting up review and editorial processes:

Mon 17/05 – Beginning Excursions: The First Steps of a Postgraduate Journal
Tue 18/05 – OJS: e-Journal technology / Excursions – The Image
Wed 19/05 – Excursions: The Editorial Process and Structure of an Interdisciplinary Journal

For now, here’s an introduction to the team that started this expedition…

Excursions Editorial Board Team

Liz Sage – Senior Editor, 2nd Year Doctoral Candidate, School of English, University of Sussex. Liz’s thesis explores the relationship between terrorism and masculinity in literary fiction and is called ‘The Image and The Body in Modern Fiction’s Representations of Terrorism: Embodying the Brutality of Spectacle.’

Graeme Pedlingham – Senior Editor, Final Year Doctoral Candidate, School of English, University of Sussex. Graeme is currently completing his thesis, entitled : The Un-Scene of Memory: Energetic Theory and Representation in Theatre, Film and the Video Game.’

Erika Szostak –  Senior Editor, 1st Year Doctoral Candidate, School of English, University of Sussex. Erika’s thesis is called ‘The British Body Transformed: Tracing the Rhetoric of Cosmetic Surgery. Her thesis is an discursive analysis of the language of cosmetic surgery as it has moved (and moves) through various British cultural domains.

Ruth Charnock – Submissions Editor, 3rd Year Doctoral Candidate (AHRC funded), School of English, University of Sussex. Ruth’s research considers the writing of the modernist self in the diaries of Anais Nin.

Seda Itler – Reviews Editor, 3rd Year Doctoral Candidate, School of English, University of Sussex. Seda is working on the mediatization of theatre, looking at the impact of mass media on the aesthetics of contemporary playwriting and theatrical performance.

Gillian Daw – Communications Editor, 5th Year Doctoral Candidate (Part-time), School of English, University of Sussex. Gillian specialises in Victorian poetry and science, particularly astronomy, and the effect of optical technologies on the poetic imagination. Her thesis title is ‘The Victorian Poetic Imagination and Astronomy.’

Adrian McBreen – Communications Editor, 1st Year Doctoral Candidate, School of English, University of Sussex. Adrian’s research concerns the historical background to the War on Terror and the influence religious apocalyptic imagery has had on the American consciousness.

Martin Eve – Technical Editor, 1st Year Doctoral Candidate, School of English, University of Sussex. Martin’s doctoral thesis examines the interaction between the novels of Thomas Pynchon and the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida.


5 thoughts on “Excursions (1 of 4)

    Eiman said:
    June 22, 2010 at 21:09

    Good Luck 🙂 😉

    Catherine Reynolds said:
    May 16, 2010 at 22:23

    This is a great opportunity – well done to all the team for getting this project off the ground and I am looking forward to the reafign the first edition of ‘Excursions’. Congratulations!

      Catherine Reynolds said:
      May 17, 2010 at 10:18

      For ‘reafign’ please read: ‘reading’. It was late …

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