There’s lots going on at Middlesex as we prepare for the new academic year and the arrival of the second group of students to join our new BA English programme.
One thing we’re excited about is the launch of the journal Mesh, which we expect some of our current students to submit to at some point in the future.
Here below is part of an email about it which members of its editorial board (including me, Billy Clark) have been circulating:
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The first issue of Mesh, the online journal for undergraduate work across English studies, is now live at https://www.integratingenglish.com/mesh-journal following its formal launch in July at the English: Shared Futures conference (Newcastle, UK)
We are now open for submissions for the journal’s forthcoming issues.
The journal offers a great opportunity to showcase excellent undergraduate research which brings together or explores ideas relevant to two or more areas of English studies, and to illustrate the rich variety of working going on across the discipline. For example, the first issue includes:
- an essay combining book publishing history and author studies on the not very well known writer Rose Blaze de Bury
- a video and article on the literature, architecture and hyperreality of Hollywood
- a co-authored project (by two students) presenting two innovative and challenging course designs, with accompanying rationales, which draw together language and literature, focusing on news and social media
Please recommend the journal to students and encourage submission, and please pass on details of the journal to colleagues to do the same.
All submissions are reviewed by the academic editorial board and all receive feedback.
Full guidance on submissions is provided on the journal’s website at:
Dr. Andrea Macrae, Dr Billy Clark and Dr. Marcello Giovanelli
The Mesh Editorial team