CFP for Anamesa: An Interdisciplinary Journal at NYU


 Anamesa, Fall 2013

 Anamesa is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal of graduate student writing and art based at New York University. Tracing its conceptual origin to Platonic philosophy, Anamesa stands for the “in between,” and sets as its purpose to blur boundaries, re-imagine links, and explore the interstices of academia. Anamesa considers material from a variety of subject matters and selects creative, timely, and intelligent works that reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the global graduate community.

 Current and recent graduate students across all disciplines are encouraged to send in their work by Monday, October 7. Submissions may include but are not limited to academic essays, creative nonfiction, reportage, interviews, reviews, short stories, poetry, and visual art. In particular, and in keeping with our theme for Fall 2013, we encourage submissions that provoke thought or discussion about the following topic (though off-topic submissions are welcome as well):



 Presence is the unique property that applies to both time and space. In relation to past and future, the present is now. In relation to absence, the present is here. Presence stands at the origin of the two fundamental coordinates of our experience, at the center of our phenomenological sphere, and at the source of our very notion of being. However, (re)presentation affirms not only its repeated presence, as is etymologically implied, but also its presence as something different. What are the consequences when anything that is present becomes re-presented? What relationship does the representation hold to what was present before, or to what will be present after? To what is present here, there, or is—perhaps—entirely absent? In what sense does the representation speak to what the thing is and, at the same time/space, to what it is not?

 Potential topics for submission include: visual arts, film, painting, photography, personal identity, memory, self-consciousness, technology, visual arts, social media, virtual reality, trans-humanism, social spectacle, architecture, post-modernism, post-structural theory, deconstruction, ecology, urban design, language, translations, temporality, spatiality, trauma, gender, sexuality, identity politics, authorship, and communication.     



Written submissions should be 6,000 words or fewer. For art and nonfiction works, please include a 100-200 word abstract. Academic papers must adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. All submissions are blind-reviewed, so no author-identifying information should be present in the text of the written work. Author’s contact information should be included in the cover sheet as detailed below.


 Visual art submissions must be in digital format, with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI and minimum size of 5 x 7 inches.


The submission deadline is Monday, October 7.


Send submissions and inquiries to Please include a cover page with your name, departmental affiliation, expected degree and date, telephone number, and email address (this can be in the body of your email). We accept simultaneous and multiple submissions, but we ask that each submission be submitted individually (with an exception for multiple poems, which can be submitted together). For art and poetry, please submit no more 5 individual pieces per author. All submissions should be emailed with the subject line listing the relevant genre (e.g., “nonfiction,” “fiction,” “poetry,” or “art”).


For further information about Anamesa, detailed submission guidelines, and to view previous issues, visit Printed copies of Anamesa are available at the office for the John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Humanities and Social Thought at 14 University Place.



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