JAWS - Journal of Arts Writing by Students
The Journal of Arts Writing by Students is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles from the post-graduate student community, both at MA and PhD level, and it's a platform where practice-based arts research is presented critically.
Originally founded at Chelsea School of Art, and published by Intellect since 2015, it’s the first academic arts journal entirely dedicated to current students' and recent alumni’s work.

Volume 9 Call for papers
JAWS Volume 9: rolling submissions

JAWS mission is proudly to support early career authors, academics and emerging artists to get published via the process of peer-reviewing, without the pressure from competition from more established academics.

JAWS 9 is an open volume, with no curated theme. MA and Phd students and alumni working within and around the Arts, please visit our SUBMIT page for more details.

We accept the following formats:

  • Academic and/or Practice-based submissions up to 6000 words
  • Interviews up to 4000 words
  • Exhibition/book Reviews between 1000 and 3000 words
  • Opinion articles between 1000 and 3000 words
  • Visual entries, experimental writing with a critical backbone

We only accept submissions in MS Word - do not send PDFs.

Please send three files to p.e.jawsjournal@gmail.com

  • your article (which should include an abstract of 100-200 words, 6-8 keywords or two word phrases that are not in the title, and your references list in Harvard Style)
  • a folder with your images at 300dpis
  • a cover document with the following information:
Article’s title
Author’s full name, university affiliation, most recent programme
orcid number
Bio up to 200 words
Email and postal address

We are a volunteer-run journal so we appreciate your patience during the peer-reviewing process. If you want to join our peer-reviewing pool or our editorial team, please contact p.e.jawsjournal@gmail.com

Published Issues
We publish 2 issues per volume with Intellect since 2015 and we are indexed on the
CNKI, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory and British Humanities Index

JAWS 8.1, August 2023

Art and non-human agencies

pp. 3-10(7)

Author: Ferreira-Norman, Inês


pp. 11-21(10)

Author: Piddington, Karen

‘The Hidden Life of a Pavement Crack’

Author: Wieland, Susanne Elizabeth

pp. 23-30(7)

Circling towards intimacy: Trees, tactile reading and ecosexual non-human companionship

pp. 31-51(20)

Author: Coleman, Rachel Elizabeth

Materials as participants for social and ecological justice: An artistic hundred-word writing experiment

pp. 53-76(23)

Author: Peñaloza-Caicedo, Andreia; Carrizo, Yanina; Chan; Kelly Ka Lai

Fluid Grounds: A design inquiry into pluralistic landscapes

pp. 77-88(11)

Author: Ringers, Derk

The thigmophiliac composting stove

pp. 89-104(15)

Author: Persoone, Manon

Fragment and totality

pp. 105-117(12)

Author: Maragaki, Eleni

A puppet’s monologue on the possibility of a playful materiality

pp. 119-131(12)

Author: Borroni, Roberta

Sensors, Particles and Other Compounds, Inês Teles, curated by Alexandre Baptista

pp. 133-138(5)

Author: Ferreira-Norman, Inês

JAWS 6.1, June 2020
pp. 3-4(2)
Author: Ferreira-Norman, Inês
A taxonomy of holes in lace
pp. 5-26(22)
Author: Reynolds, Paul
Applauders and authors: Notes on the profits and losses of audience engagement
pp. 27-37(11)
Author: Purchase, Sophie
pp. 39-46(8)
Author: Klein, Jenny
Pro(Found) listening: Suggesting compassion through listening
pp. 47-52(6)
Author: Morger, Martina
Still rendering: An exploration of 3D technologies for painting and other conventional mediums
pp. 53-72(20)
Author: Cheek, Caitlin
Lost and found in translation: Intermittent Aphasia
pp. 73-86(14)
Author: Fang, Xiaolong
JAWS 5.2, September 2019
pp. 113-114(2)
Author: Gadie, Robert
Interview with Jim Drobnick
pp. 115-123(9)
Author: Drobnick, Jim
Ghosts of un/belonging: Estrangement and embodiment in Unmade, Untitled
pp. 125-138(14)
Author: Wong, Carmen
The space at the table between players
pp. 139-152(14)
Author: Montanarini, Jake
The artist’s book as an aberrant object
pp. 153-164(12)
Author: Morrison, Ella
The look: A look at non-Cartesian re-presentation
pp. 165-181(17)
Author: Gaietto, Dawn
Touch screen haptic disconnection
pp. 183-198(16)
Author: Chadwick Irarrázaval, María Teresa
The expanded light: An analysis of the light and sound work of the Brazilian duo known as Mirella Brandi X MuepEtmo through the concepts of expanded cinema
pp. 199-209(11)
Author: Poser, Victoria Von
Writing a short story, the preclosural way
pp. 211-223(13)
Author: Powell, Dan
JAWS 5.1, March 2019
pp. 3-4(2)
Author: Gadie, Robert
Interview with Rachel Hann
pp. 5-12(8)
Author: Hann, Rachel
Unfashioned creatures: A study of photo-collage and its relevance in the twenty-first century
pp. 13-28(16)
Author: Thickett, Alice
Parafictions: UBERMORGEN.COM as a case study of parafictive practice conducted between 1998 and 2018
pp. 29-42(14)
Author: Smith, Rebecca
Contingency, memory and language in Patricio Guzman’s The Pearl Button
pp. 43-52(10)
Author: Perelló, Antonia
Spectres and stragglers: Utopia in ornament
pp. 53-63(11)
Author: Coubrough, Scott
Simulacra and the structure of the work of art
pp. 65-78(14)
Author: Boyer, Jane
Social media as an extension of Guy Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle (1967)
pp. 79-91(13)
Author: Nunn, Emilie
Unravelling the secretions of the silkworm
pp. 93-105(13)
Author: Atkinson, Elizabeth Eleanor Jacqueline

JAWS 4.2, September 2018
JAWS 4.1, March 2018
pp. 3-4(2)
Author: Radclyffe-Thomas, Babetten the critical perspective.
Interview with Nik Wakefield
pp. 5-16(12)
Author: Wakefield, Nik
Through the lens of a jewellery practice: An inquiry into photographic representation within a practice-based Ph.D.
pp. 17-29(13)
Author: Geremia, Allison
Ulysses and I: Joyce as a catalyst for graphic practice
pp. 31-36(6)
Author: Gregory, Helena
Between the screens: Screen-printing moving images
pp. 37-47(11)
Author: Overill, Ralph
Contingency as video research strategy
pp. 49-60(12)
Author: Hertzog, Nickk
Gavin Turk’s many personas: Who What When Where How and Why is he?
pp. 61-74(14)
Author: Florish, Jack
Playing politics: The state of the arts in the post-museum context
pp. 75-84(10)
Author: Gath, Kristian
A story about a drawing
pp. 85-92(8)
Author: Rankovic, Katarina
JAWS 3.1.2, September 2017
pp. 3-4(2)
Author: Gadie, Robert
Interview with Arnold Aronson
pp. 5-11(7)
Author: Aronson, Arnold
pp. 12-13(2)
Space and value in the contemporary art museum: The journey of a performance document at Tate
pp. 15-26(12)
Author: Finbow, Acatia
Re-ghosting the ‘haunted stage’: The Epidaurus Festival and the resignification of (theatre) space
pp. 27-36(10)
Author: Lignou Tsamantani, Ariadni
A typology of silence
pp. 37-48(12)
Author: Griffiths, Linda Marshall
Evading narcissism: Methexis and ecology in immersive performance
pp. 49-60(12)
Author: Osmond, Will
Gaps, lapses and (hyper)links: On queerness and virtuality
pp. 61-68(8)
Author: Castro Niculescu, Sebastian
Glamour’s gaze and two modes of glamour
pp. 69-78(10)
Author: Theobald, Alice
Towards a post-materialist practice in expanded cinema
pp. 79-89(11)
Author: Doing, Karel
The repeating self: Sarah Lucas’ Self-Portraits (an experiment in art writing)
pp. 91-106(16)
Author: Garnsey, Eliza
Keeping the rock rolling: Art activism and the avant-garde
pp. 107-118(12)
Author: Guastamacchia, Nicola
Necessitating my alliance: A meditation on the Plaszow concentration camp
pp. 119-130(12)
Author: Spicer, Gary
A reflection on practice-related research – the case of radio journalism
pp. 131-139(9)
Author: Coleman, Josephine
Exhibition Review
pp. 141-148(8)
Author: Ferreira, Inês Monteiro
YOLOCAUST Project, Shahak Shapira, Berlin, 2017
pp. 149-154(6)
Author: Szewczak-Harris, Emma

JAWS 2.2, December 2016
JAWS 2.1, May 2016
pp. 3-6(4)
Author: Peschier, Frank
Interview with Dr Inger Mewburn
pp. 7-11(5)
Author: Mewburn, Inger
Feminist aesthetics: Representing women in contemporary Chinese art
pp. 13-18(6)
Author: Yang, Su
‘That b**** ruined my walk’: FEMEN, Fashion Week and female spectacle
pp. 19-27(9)
Author: Dungay, Leah
An architecture of resistance
pp. 29-34(6)
Author: Brewer, Helen
Adapting from the Internet: Cultural adaptation in Teh Internet is Serious Business
pp. 35-42(8)
Author: Nicholas, Tom
Arcade fever: Economics, affect and interface design of the 1970s and 1980s video arcade
pp. 43-50(8)
Author: Pullen, Treva M.
Pseudo-nature: A reading of Raze Bloom by Rachael Champion through the theories of Hannah Arendt
pp. 51-57(7)
Author: Moore, Hattie
pp. 59-70(12)
Authors: Robertson, Clare; McGown, Katie
JAWS 1.2, October 2015
Guest Editorial
pp. 125-133(9)
Author: Heathcott, Joseph
Is the non-representational significant?
pp. 135-140(6)
Author: Gadie, Robert
The need for space in art practice
pp. 141-147(7)
Author: Solomons, Ruth
Exploded diagrams and faulty parts
pp. 149-155(7)
Author: Charlton, James
Framing the City
pp. 157-163(7)
Author: Brueton, Camilla
Beyond deconstruction: Desire in postmodern American appropriation art
pp. 165-173(9)
Author: Vranou, Sofia
Storeyed: Balfron Tower/Rowlett Street Archives?
pp. 175-180(6)
Author: Lander, James
Factory of the self
pp. 181-187(7)
Author: Hilton, Jed
Memory and Place: Sketchbook reflection
pp. 189-195(7)
Author: Black, Matt
pp. 197-199(3)
Author: Puolakanaho, Julius
JAWS 1.1, January 2015
pp. 3-5(3)
Author: Peschier, Frank
Guest editorial: The analysis of stupidity
pp. 7-11(5)
Author: Quinn, Malcolm
About not separating art and writing: The unfinished public artwork that studies finished public artwork in New York
pp. 13-24(12)
Author: Hackemann, Rebecca
Artist pages (as footnotes to a collaborative project with Michaela Zuge-Bruton)
pp. 25-30(6)
Author: Copley, Martina
Locating culture in precarious times: A study of culture-led regeneration and artistic production in Manchester
pp. 31-39(9)
Author: Kidd, Daisy
Who Says I Can’t?
pp. 41-44(4)
Author: Rattermann, Katrina
The heart of darkness
pp. 45-53(9)
Author: Newell, Hannah
Boundary, Antonio Gramsci, Polyphony: Critical art today
pp. 55-62(8)
Author: Yamamoto, Hiroki
Material Communications
pp. 63-75(13)
Author: Diatta, Doremy
Notes on China: Sketchbook response to Beijing Residency 2014
pp. 77-84(8)
Author: Papasian, Cheryl
Portraits of a Queen: The photography of Paul Bennett-Todd
pp. 85-89(5)
Author: Tobias-Green, Karen
The visual representation of queer Bollywood: Mistaken identities and misreadings in Dostana
pp. 91-101(11)
Author: Dasgupta, Rohit K.
The melting pot: Parafiction Art in Israel and Palestine
pp. 103-113(11)
Author: Goldberg, Keren
pp. 115-119(5)
Author: O’Drobinak, Renée
Self-published, June 2013
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Journal of Arts Writing by Students
Aims and Scope
JAWS publishes academic writing, practice-based research articles, exhibitions and book reviews, interviews and opinion articles, as well as visual essays that incorporate and maintain the criticality needed to engage with the contemporary contexts that push the field of art forward. It works to showcase new lines of discourse and topical arts research taking place in art institutions through the practice of writing and publishing.

Arts writing is currently at the epicenter of any art studying, and therefore is more important than ever. JAWS stimulates the articulation of students’ research through our network of peers, and functions as an exercise in publishing, seeking to promote early career researchers across the academic community. We aim to be inclusive and diverse by pushing the boundaries of what art writing can be, while upholding the quality expected in academia by challenging our contributors to maintain a critical approach. Our articles are broad in range, which reflects the diversity of the research happening across the world, fostering a spirit of debate and ways for the practice of writing to accommodate new ideas.

Any queries should be made to p.e.jawsjournal@gmail.com
We aim to respond to your queries within 72 hours
Article submissions to Editors in Chief:
Lizzie Lloyd and Alice Hill-Woods: p.e.jawsjournal@gmail.com
more info on our publisher at www.intellectbooks.com
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