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Seven titles join Project Muse

The following journals, previously announced as joining Project MUSE, are now online:

** From the Department of English, Georgia State University:

Studies in the Literary Imagination is a biannual scholarly journal focusing on special topics in literature. SLI enjoys a worldwide audience with contributing editors and authors who are considered the leaders in their fields. SLI is unique among scholarly journals in that it relies on an editorial committee to review proposals from potential guest editors, who then invite scholars to contribute articles exploring different aspects of a particular theme. One of the favorable distinctions resulting from this practice is that each issue is topic driven; in this sense, SLI serves more as a monograph series than as a typical journal.

** From the Duke University Press:

Cultural Politics is a welcome and innovative addition. In an academic universe already well populated with journals, it is carving out its own unique place—broad and a bit quirky. It likes to leap between the theoretical and the concrete, so that it is never boring and often filled with illuminating glimpses into the intellectual and cultural worlds.” Lawrence Grossberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Moving beyond the boundaries of race, gender, and class, Cultural Politics examines the political ramifications of global cultural productions across artistic and academic disciplines. The journal explores precisely what is cultural about politics and what is political about culture by bringing together text and visual art that offer diverse modes of engagement with theory, cultural production, and politics.

** From the Penn State University Press:

Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural is an interdisciplinary forum for the study of the preternatural as seen in magics, witchcraft, spiritualism, occultism, prophecy, monstrophy, demonology, and folklore. The journal embraces a broad and dynamic definition of the preternatural, since the very categories of magic, religion, and science are open and active registers that the journal strives to explore, contextualize, and challenge.

** From the Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University:

Indonesia Journal, is a semi-annual journal devoted to the timely study of Indonesia’s culture, history, government, economy, and society. It features original scholarly articles, interviews, translations, and book reviews. Published since April 1966, the journal provides area scholars and interested readers with contemporary analysis of Indonesia and an extensive archive of research pertaining to the nation and region. The journal is published by Cornell University’s Southeast Asia Program.

** From the State University of New York Press:

One of the first multidisciplinary journals in North America, Mediaevalia was founded in 1975 and continues to provide a forum for innovative scholarship across a variety of fields in the Middle Ages and early Renaissance. Published once annually, the journal remains committed to rigorous standards of peer review, and welcomes submissions from both established and junior scholars on all aspects of medieval and early Renaissance culture.

** From the University of Hawai’i Press:

The Journal of Korean Religions is the only English-language academic journal dedicated to the study of Korean religions. It aims to stimulate interest in and research on Korean religions across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Launched in 2010 by the Institute for the Study of Religion at Sogang University in Korea,it is peer-reviewed and published twice yearly, in March and September.

** From the University of Toronto Press:

The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture is a web-based, peer-reviewed journal committed to the academic exploration, analysis and interpretation, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, of the interrelations and interactions between religion and religious expression and popular culture, broadly defined as the products of contemporary mass culture. The journal is based in Canada but is international in scope, and open to explorations of religion and popular culture in a variety of nationalities and cultures.

Shakespeare’s Plays Direct to Your Desktop

Pepperdine has licensed streaming video of the 37 BBC Shakespeare plays through Ambrose Digital Video. The plays are chaptered by acts. Ambrose Digital Video is a streaming video service that allows students and faculty to watch content online. Ambrose Video 2.0 is 100% closed captioned and streams are viewable directly through browser to all mobile devices, including iPads and iPods.  Closed captioning can be turned off by clicking on the CC in the upper right corner of the screen.

The BBC Television Shakespeare is a set of television adaptations of the plays  of William Shakespeare, produced by the BBC between 1978 and 1985.  “For many collections, the BBC Shakespeare series was among the earliest and
most significant acquisitions. At Berkeley and many other institutions, the series has come to be regarded as the canon against which other Shakespeare
performances on film are measured and compared…”
-Gary Handman, Director, Media Resources Center, UC Berkeley

Eight journals join Project Muse

The following journals, previously announced as joining Project MUSE, are now online:

** From the Ab Imperio:  Ab Imperio

Ab Imperio Quarterly is an international humanities and social sciences peer-reviewed journal dedicated to studies in new imperial history and the interdisciplinary and comparative study of nationalism and nationalities in the post-Soviet space. The journal has been published since June 2000, four times a year. The languages of publication are English and Russian with summaries, respectively, in Russian and English. Ab Imperio pursues a policy of thematic issues within annual programs. Ab Imperio serves as an international forum for scholars reflecting on historical and contemporary encounters with diversity in composite societies.

** From the Duke University Press:  Tikkun

Named after the Jewish concept of mending and transforming a fragmented world, the magazine Tikkun offers analysis and commentary that strive to bridge the cultural divide between religious and secular progressives. By bringing together voices from many disparate religious and secular humanist communities to talk about social transformation, political change, and the evolution of our religious traditions, Tikkun creates space for the emergence of a religious Left to respond to the influence of the religious Right and the distortions of global capitalism, while simultaneously critiquing reductionist views that sometimes prevail in liberal and progressive circles. The magazine, which began as a progressive Jewish publication, provides intellectually rigorous, psychologically sophisticated, and unconventional critiques of politics, spirituality, social theory, and culture and is known for its coverage of the Israel/Palestine conflict, social justice issues, and the environment.

** From the Fordham University Press:  Traditio

Traditio is an international journal, published annually and dedicated to the study of ancient and medieval history, thought, and religion. Traditio publishes monographic essays, critical editions of texts, and research tools such as catalogues of unpublished manuscripts. Submissions in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish are accepted. Articles have treated history, literature, philosophy, patristics, philology, theology, and history of art. The periods covered are antiquity, early Christianity, and the Middle Ages, up to A.D. 1500.

** From the Penn State University Press:  Eugene O’Neill Review

Eugene O’Neill’s entire life revolved around the stage, and his productivity as a dramatist—some twenty long plays in less than twenty-five years (1920–1943)—remains a remarkable achievement. O’Neill’s plays are known for their intensely personal qualities, their dark realism, and their tragic honesty. O’Neill is the only American playwright ever to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature and is recognized as having helped to establish America as a center of theatrical output and creativity.

** From the Slavica Publishers:  Region: Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia

Region is a peer-reviewed international journal that explores the history and current political, economic, and social affairs of the entire former Soviet bloc. In particular, the journal focuses on various facets of transformation at the local and national levels in the aforementioned regions, as well as the changing character of their relationships with the rest of the world in the context of globalization, a perspective that stresses both local adaptation to global phenomena and that adaptation’s transnational or even global significance.

** From the The Scriblerian and the Kit-Cats:  The Scriblerian and the Kit-Cats

Since 1968, The Scriblerian and the Kit-Cats has offered imaginative, insightful, and concise reviews of current critical discussion of the English literature of the late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-centuries. The bi-annual journal offers knowledgeable responses to recent criticism of late-seventeenth and early eighteenth-century literary figures (Addison, Behn, Congreve, Dennis, Dryden, Finch, Garth, Gay, Haywood, Hogarth, Mandeville, Montagu, Parnell, Pilkington, Pope, Rochester, Rowe, Rymer, Settle, Shaftesbury, Steele, Swift, Thomson, Toland, and Vanbrugh, as well as the five early novelists (Defoe, Fielding, Richardson, Smollett, and Sterne). Notes on the history and culture of the period and bibliographical commentary often accompany the Scriblerian’s comprehensive article and book reviews.

** From the Washington University in St. Louis:  Revista de Estudios Hispánicos

The Revista de Estudios Hispánicos an internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original manuscripts in all areas of Hispanic literatures, cultures, and film, including essays on theoretical and interdisciplinary topics.

** From the Women in French Association:   Women in French Studies

WOMEN IN FRENCH exists to promote the study of women writers and women in civilization in the French-speaking world. An additional purpose of the organization is to share information and concerns about the status of women in Francophone countries and in higher education in North America. WOMEN IN FRENCH is an Allied Organization of the Modern Language Association and a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. WOMEN IN  FRENCH STUDIES is a publication of WOMEN IN FRENCH. It is published once a year. WOMEN IN FRENCH also publishes special volumes at regular intervals.

Project Muse welcomes more new titles

The following journals, previously announced as joining Project MUSE, are now online:

** From the The Johns Hopkins University Press:  German Studies Review

German Studies Review (GSR) is the scholarly journal of the German Studies Association (GSA), the world’s largest academic association devoted to the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary study of the German-speaking countries. Recent issues have covered topics from Alexander von Humboldt and postcolonial theory to Krupp housing estates in the Ruhr valley to the popularity of German gangsta rap. A peer-reviewed journal, GSR includes articles and book reviews on the history, literature, culture, and politics of the German-speaking areas of Europe encompassing primarily, but not exclusively, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

** From the Penn State University Press:  Transportation Journal

Transportation Journal, the official journal of the American Society of Transportation and Logistics, is devoted to the publication of articles that present new knowledge relating to all sectors of the supply chain/logistics/transportation field. These sectors include supply chain/logistics management strategies and techniques; carrier (transport firm) and contract logistics firm (3PL and 4PL) management strategies and techniques; transport economics; regulation, promotion, and other dimensions of public policy toward transport and logistics; and education.

** From the University of North Carolina, Wilmington:  Ecotone

Since a year after its founding, in 2005, Ecotone is one of only two literary magazines in the United States to have had its work reprinted in Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Poetry, Best American Science and Nature Writing, PEN / O. Henry Prize Stories, and The Pushcart Prize. It is based at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and comes out twice a year. Each issue contains new fiction, poetry, essays, and artwork. The magazine bridges the gap between science and culture, bringing together the literary and the scientific, the urban and the rural, the personal and the biological. Ecotone has published original writing by winners of the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award, as well as new work by emerging authors.

Happy 200th Birthday to Charles Dickens!

Today is the bicentennial of Charles Dickens’ birth, and events to celebrate his legacy are taking place in his native UK and in the US. According to an article in today’s LA Times, Dickens has inspired more TV, film, and stage adaptations of his works than any other writer. Check out this list of Dickens DVDs in Pepperdine’s library collections.

If you’d like to see how some of Dicken’s works first appeared, the Special Collections and University Archives department in Payson has a first edition of The Cricket on the Hearth (1845) and two serial editions of other Christmas stories, from 1863 and 1865 (pictured below). Stop by room 326 in Payson Library to see them or contact Melissa Nykanen at (310) 506-4434 or at melissa.nykanen@pepperdine.edu.

Happy Holidays From Special Collections!

The rare book collection at Pepperdine includes books representing all topics and eras, including books about Christmas and winter. A highlight of this collection is a beautiful first edition of Cricket on the Hearth, by Charles Dickens. Dickens wrote Cricket on the Hearth just before the holiday in 1845. Unlike many others of Dickens’ books, this piece was originally published in book form, rather than as a serial. The copy here at Pepperdine is bound in bright red cloth with gold-stamping on the cover and spine. The image on the front cover is beautifully detailed. In fact, the letters of the title are created out of a tiny holly leaf design.

 





Another holiday treasure in Pepperdine’s rare book collection is Old Christmas: From the Sketch Book of Washington Irving. This book is beautifully illustrated by Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886), one of the most influential children’s book illustrators of all time and namesake of the Caldecott Medal. His illustrations for this book, as well as for another by Irving, helped to establish his reputation.

These books and others from the rare book collections are now on display in the Special Collections Reading Room, room 326 in Payson Library. Stop by to take a look!

New Titles in Project Muse

Project Muse has recently added three new titles:

Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different and personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

The Rocky Mountain Review publishes articles on language, literature, film, culture, and the related arts, as well as pedagogy.  Directed toward an audience of scholars, writers, and teachers in the fields of English and foreign languages.

From the Johns Hopkins University Press, Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics (NIB) provides a forum for exploring current issues in bioethics through the publication and analysis of personal stories, qualitative and mixed-methods research articles, and case studies. Articles may address the experiences of patients and research participants, as well as health care workers and researchers. NIB is dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding of bioethical issues by engaging rich descriptions of complex human experiences. While NIB upholds appropriate standards for narrative inquiry and qualitative research, it seeks to publish articles that will appeal to a broad readership of health care providers and researchers, bioethicists, sociologists, policy makers, and others.



Four titles debut in Project Muse

The following four journals, previously announced as joining Project MUSE, are now online:

** From the American Catholic Historical Society:

American Catholic Studies

In 1887 the American Catholic Historical Society began publication of a quarterly journal, the Records. In 1913, the Records was merged with American Catholic Historical Researches, a publication founded by Dr. A. A. Lambing of Scottsdale, Pennsylvania and issued by Martin I.J. Griffin. Since 1999, the journal, renamed American Catholic Studies has been published out of Villanova University. American Catholic Studies is the oldest, continuously published catholic scholarly journal in the United States.

American Catholic Studies is a double-blind refereed journal that publishes high quality studies and book reviews for academics, opinion leaders, and informed general readers in the fields of U.S. Roman Catholic history, sociology, theology, architecture, art, cinema, music, popular movements, and related areas.

** From the Duke University Press:

East Asian Science, Technology and Society: an International Journal

Sponsored by the National Science Council of Taiwan, East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal (EASTS) aims to bring together East Asian and Western scholars from the fields of science, technology, and society (STS). Examining issues such as human embryonic stem-cell research, family and reproductive technologies, and the globalization of Chinese medicine, the journal publishes research on how society and culture in East Asia interact with science, technology, and medicine. EASTS serves as a gathering place to facilitate the growing efforts of STS networks from Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, North America, and Europe to foster an internationally open and inclusive community.

** From the The Southwest Center, University of Arizona:

Journal of the Southwest

Journal of the Southwest was founded in 1959 as Arizona and the West, the first journal of Western American history in the United States, and began publishing in its current format in 1987 as a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed quarterly dedicated to an integrated regional study of the American Southwest and northern Mexico. For more than half a century it has stood alone in general academic publishing: an award-winning journal representing with defining scholarship and high production values a transborder region of world-historical significance, publishing broadly across disciplines including intellectual and social history, anthropology, architecture, folklore, politics, Borderlands studies, literature, photography, geography, and natural history and ecology.

** From the Middlebury College:

New England Review

Over the past 30 years, New England Review has established itself as one of the nation’s most distinguished literary journals, a publication that encourages lively artistic exchange and innovation. Presenting work in a wide variety of genres by writers both new and established, each 200-page issue ranges over an unusually comprehensive literary spectrum. You’ll find highly accomplished traditional narratives as well as challenging experiments in style and form, poetry and works of drama of the highest quality, translations of works from many languages and time periods, far-reaching essays on art and literature, and rediscoveries from our cultural past.

Project Muse Adds More Titles

The following three journals, previously announced as joining Project MUSE, are now online:

** From the Duke University Press:

Minnesota Review

Publishing contemporary poetry and fiction as well as reviews, critical commentary, and interviews of leading intellectual figures, the minnesota review curates smart yet accessible collections of progressive new work.  This eclectic survey provides lively and sophisticated signposts to navigating current critical discourse.  Under the leadership of new editor Janell Watson, the review will maintain its tradition of exploring the most exciting literary and critical developments for both specialists and a general audience.

** From the Kentucky Historical Society:

Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

The Register is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal which provides ongoing scholars/hip on the history of Kentucky as well as an extensive book review section that covers all recent scholarship on Kentucky and its surrounding region as well as the major monographs on U.S. history generally.

** From the University of Pennsylvania Press:

Change Over Time

Change Over Time is a new, semiannual journal focused on publishing original, peer-reviewed research papers and review articles on the history, theory, and praxis of conservation and the built environment. Each issue is dedicated to a particular theme as a method to promote critical discourse on contemporary conservation issues from multiple perspectives both within the field and across disciplines. Themes will be examined at all scales, from the global and regional to the microscopic and material.

Two New Titles Debut in Project Muse

The following journals, previously announced as joining Project MUSE, are now online:

** From the Center of Latin American Studies, University of Kansas:

Latin American Theatre Review

The Latin American Theatre Review (LATR) is published twice per year by The University of Kansas’ Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Center of Latin American Studies. Founded in 1967, LATR covers all aspects of Latina/o and Latin American theatre and performance and is one of the premiere scholarly journals in its field.

** From the The Johns Hopkins University Press:

Wallace Stevens Journal

Devoted to all aspects of the poetry and life of American modernist poet Wallace Stevens, The Wallace Stevens Journal has been publishing scholarly articles, poems, book reviews, news, and bibliographies since 1977. The Journal regularly features previously unpublished primary or archival material and photographs, as well as interpretive criticism of the writer’s poetry and essays, theoretical reflections, biographical and contextual studies, comparisons with other writers, and original art work. Increasingly international in orientation, this double-blind peer-reviewed journal welcomes a diversity of approaches and perspectives. Sponsored by The Wallace Stevens Society.