"The Academy and Its Futures" issue of Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics

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Benjamin Mangrum / Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics
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Call for Submissions

Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics—a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary online journal and digital forum—invites submissions for its October 2014 issue, entitled “The Academy and Its Futures.” For this issue of Ethos, we invite submissions of original scholarly work that consider the academy as a heterogeneous social institution, one that is at once marked by employment inequities and intellectual freedom, entrenched privileges and unique opportunities for social justice, increased privatization and an on-going history of public reform. We welcome essays that consider the university as an object of critical study. Essays may approach this inquiry through specific disciplinary avenues, new academic horizons (such as the digital humanities or Open Access scholarship), or prominent crises facing the university (e.g., shrinking departmental budgets, growing continent labor, the politics of athletic programs). This issue aims to document the various crises marking the academy’s contemporary life, while also pointing to directions for its possible futures.

Approaches to this topic might include, but are not limited to:
• critical university studies
• digital humanities
• race/ethnic/national identity and the academic workforce
• gender inequality in academic publishing
• new media in the classroom
• medical humanities
• defining academic labor and its legal problems
• the public scope of academic work
• historical accounts of the changing academic landscape

Ethos welcomes all submissions that engage with topics related to “The Academy and Its Futures,” including various methodological and critical approaches from various intellectual fields. Articles should be between 4000 and 7000 words in length and should be submitted in a format adhering to the MLA guidelines. We encourage authors to avoid jargon whenever possible. Submissions received before July 15, 2014 will be considered for the October 2014 issue. Submissions well before the due date are encouraged. We also welcome book reviews relevant to this topic.

Ethos is a digital project maintained by a collective of public intellectuals and supported by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to our referred journal, the project also features weekly review posts on cultural criticism and public life. To learn more, visit the project at www.ethosreview.org/.

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