JAWS - Journal of Arts Writing by Students
JAWS is the Journal of Arts Writing by Students, serving as a platform for peer-to-peer engagement and for research currently taking place within institutions as part of MA and Ph.D. study. It works to open new lines of discourse, showcase the best arts research through the practice of writing and publishing, and seeks to promote early career researchers across the academic community, demonstrating the ability, dedication, and professionalism of students.

Volume 8 coming up... watch this space for a deadline! 
Rolling submissions
We announce dates for issues, but we welcome submissions all year round.
Published Issues
We publish 2 issues per volume with Intellect since 2015 and we are indexed on the
CNKI and Ulrich's Periodicals Directory

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
Guest Editorial: 
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
Guest Editorial:
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
The view of images iEditorial
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
TaPRA Collaboration
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:
Exhibition Review
pp. 141-148(8)
Author: Ferreira, Inês Monteiro
Project Review:
YOLOCAUST Project, Shahak Shapira, Berlin, 2017
pp. 149-154(6)
Author: Szewczak-Harris, Emma

JAWS 2.2, December 2016
Interdisciplinarity: Communicating research through arts practice
pp. 77-82(6)
Author: Solomons, Ruth
Guest Editorial
Interview with Dr Sophie Hope
pp. 83-91(9)
Author: Hope, Sophie
Art of the revolution: The urgency to create in political turmoil
pp. 93-103(11)
Author: Swais, Petra
Slow It Down. Write It. Perform It
pp. 105-115(11)
Author: Cunningham, Julia
Beyond Pascal’s vanity of painting: or translating reality
pp. 117-125(9)
Author: Besnard-Scott, Laurence
Drawing pareidolia: Journal extracts reflecting on practice-based research
pp. 127-140(14)
Author: Monahan, Elizabeth
Shot attempts: F**k Po****cs! Performing is enacting indeed!
pp. 141-148(8)
Author: Darienzo, Marcel
MIMA’s approach to participation and audience development: A new understanding of museums in the information age
pp. 149-157(9)
Author: Villegas, Camila
The photographer archivist: Memory and landscape in the Anthropocene
pp. 159-170(12)
Author: Banerjee, Srijita
JAWS 2.1, May 2016
pp. 3-6(4)
Author: Peschier, Frank
Guest Editorial
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
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
Visual Essay
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
Visual essay
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
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
Visual Essay
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
Mission Statement
JAWS is the Journal of Arts Writing by Students, serving as a platform for peer-to-peer engagement and for research currently taking place within institutions as part of MA and Ph.D. study.

Originally founded at Chelsea School of Art, JAWS has been published by Intellect since 2015, and is the first academic arts journal entirely dedicated to current students' and recent alumni’s work. It works to open new lines of discourse, showcase the best arts research through the practice of writing and publishing, and seeks to promote early career researchers across the academic community, demonstrating the ability, dedication, and professionalism of students. JAWS places great emphasis in the peer review process and relies on its network of interested researchers to deliver current and challenging reads. JAWS is keen to foster relationships with Art Schools and Colleges internationally to maintain our commitment to helping promote knowledge exchange and career prospects to our contributors.

At JAWS, we strongly believe in research as a living pragmatic entity and in the potential for our contributors to grow through sharing their research with peers and the publishing process. Publication in the JAWS journal provides students with valuable experience of writing for an academic journal (an essential component of Ph.D. study or an academic career) as well as circulation and recognition of their research.

Any queries should be made to ed.a.jawsjournal@gmail.com
We aim to respond to your queries within 72 hours
Am I eligible to submit?
We accept submissions from current MA and PhD students. We also accept submissions from 'emerging authors/artists': people who work in and around the arts, with a post-graduate degree, who have a maximum of 3 published articles.
What/how is the publishing process with JAWS?
We go through a double blind peer-review process. This means we need to source appropriate peers to review the articles. Our editors then collate the feedback given and overview the editorial process with the author until it's ready for publication. It's then handed over to our publisher Intellect, which provides all the technical support for our journal to become available online as well as beautifully printed.
How long does the process take?
In regular years, the process should take approximately 6 months. Covid-19 has strained our resources and networks, so we are currently working with a delay of approximately 4 months.
Will my article be accepted for publishing?
Peers give feedback as: publish with minor adjustments, publish with major adjustments and do not publish. The most common feedback is publish with major adjustments. This usually means that there are issues with some ideas, paragraphing, and Intellect's Style, which - generally speaking - follows the Harvard referencing system. Usually, do not publish feedback happens when there is no critical insights or the English language quality is too poor to work with. We aim to support emerging authors to get published, so we are more likely to work with the author across a span of more than one issue to get it to publish standard, than to immediately turn down the article. 
Can I rely on JAWS to work on grammar and syntax with me?
We are not a proof-reading service. At post-graduate level you are expected to be professional, so if you are not confident about your level of English, please do get your text proofread by a professional or a native speaker. 
Article submissions to Principal Editor
Inês Ferreira-Norman: p.e.jawsjournal@gmail.com

All other queries to Editorial Assistant: ed.a.jawsjournal@gmail.com
more info on our publisher at www.intellectbooks.com
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