eSharp is an international online journal for postgraduate research in the arts, humanities, social sciences and education. Based at the University of Glasgow and run entirely by graduate students, it aims to provide a critical but supportive entry into the realm of academic publishing for emerging academics, including postgraduates and recent postdoctoral students.
One of our aims is to encourage the publication of high quality postgraduate research; therefore all submitted articles are anonymously double-blind peer reviewed as part of the acceptance and feedback process. This rigorous and constructive process is designed to enhance the worth of postgraduate and postdoctoral work. eSharp also engages in training postgraduate students in the various tasks that running an academic journal requires. Enhancing both employability and the graduate experience is a key aspect of its aims and objectives.
We are always looking for enthusiastic postgraduate students to join our team. If you are interested becoming involved with eSharp or The Kelvingrove Review then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Papers
Call for papers is now closed for issue 23. The call for papers for issue 24 will be announced Autumn 2015.
23rd Issue: Myth and Nation (forthcoming)
While Myths and Legends are most commonly associated with fantasy, the impact and influence of these cultural symbols can be understood as engaging with discourses of political and national (dis)empowerment. The manifestation of myths during specific historical periods, and their continued dissemination through mass media/print culture has seen both Myths and Legends become attached to national feelings and identities across the globe. This current issue of eSharp considers the multifaceted interactions between myths and nation, questioning how the sense of national belonging is fostered through historical motifs; how mythological metaphors are applied as instruments of identity making in modern nations; and questions what the role is of Myths and/or Legends in the construction and cultivation of a collective imagiNation?
Lead editors: Alexandra Campbell, Meghan Rathbun, Craig Stanford, and Helena Agusti-Gomez
eSharp continues to support and publish critical academic writing and provide opportunities for aspiring postgraduate authors to publish their work and acquaint themselves with the publication process. We welcome international and inter-disciplinary exchange of ideas, and emphasise the importance of the peer-review process for academic research.