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Call for Papers Liberated Arts: Issue Four, 2018

Showcase your research! Huron’s undergraduate journal, Liberated Arts, is now accepting undergraduate papers until January 15, 2018. Submissions can be in any discipline of the Arts and Social Sciences, and we encourage essays that explore new areas of research, arguments, theories, and perspectives. Letters to the Editors, literature reviews and original graphics for the front ‘cover’ are also welcome. See the previous issues at http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/lajur/.

Authors must currently be completing, or within twelve months of finishing, an undergraduate university degree in a certified university institution. Undergraduate students who have participated in previous issues are welcome to submit new articles.

Instructions to authors:

  • Please submit a clean and anonymous copy of your submission to lasubmissions@uwo.ca, along with contact details, a 150 word abstract and a list of five keywords.
  • Papers must not exceed 4,000 words.
  • Citations must follow a recognized academic citation style.
  • Submissions should be in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text (.rtf) format.
  • Authors are responsible for ensuring that copyright laws are followed regarding any quotes and/or images reproduced within the paper.
  • Authors may submit only one paper for review in each issue.

Current Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1 (2018) Writing Rights, Righting Wrongs: Transatlantic Narratives of Race


Liberated Arts is proud to present the best undergraduate research papers from the Writing Rights, Righting Wrongs: Transatlantic Narratives of Race interdisciplinary student conference that took place at Huron University College, April 10-11, 2018. The conference showcased undergraduate research on racial slavery, narratives of race, antislavery resistance, and civil rights, focusing on the regional culture of the Great Lakes and its links to the wider currents of the Atlantic world. In keeping with the theme of crossborder and transatlantic perspectives, the conference featured original research papers and presentations from undergraduate students representing Bath Spa University, Huron, Oberlin College, and SUNY-Geneseo, our partner institutions in the wider Phantoms of the Past undergraduate research collaboration. These papers represent research from each university, and showcase the various ways that students have examined the impact of slavery and race on American history and literature, from African-American feminist Lucy Stanton at Oberlin College, to writer Gwendolyn Brooks, to the autobiography of former slave Sylvia Dubois and the legacy of the Colfax massacre. The publication of this special issue highlights the vital contribution of original undergraduate scholarship to public discourse on history, memory, and the role of historical consciousness in contemporary movements for social change.