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 8.1.2 Call for papers
Art and Non-Human Agencies

JAWS invites Masters and Doctoral students to submit art practice articles, academic writing, reviews, and critical visual essays that explore our current ecological collapse through non-anthropocentric frameworks. What agencies can art bring to the fore that are non-human and how? What is agency, seen through the lens of artistic practice within the context of the current 6th mass extinction? How can western societies create a sense of indigenousness when the spirit of the land is overwhelmed with destruction? Can academia overcome anthropocentric ideals at the core of western society? How is art, including your art practice contributing to that?

JAWS would like to publish art writing from emerging authors and artists, who are also writing art and want to contribute to the field of Environmental Humanities. What methodologies can be developed for an inclusive multi species future? From microbiological life to hyper objects, the scope of these questions is vast, just like the universe we inhabit and the field of art. This habitat of ours, both our planet and the world of art, which is shared with billions of other species needs its due diversity of voices to be heard, and to explore a sense of agency is paramount to the understanding of our place in the ecology of the universe.

Submit to p.e.jawsjournal@gmail.com until the 31st May 2022

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
Editorial 
pp. 3-4(2) 
Author: Ferreira-Norman, Inês
Articles:
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
Locations 
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
Editorials 
pp. 113-114(2) 
Author: Gadie, Robert
Guest Editorial: 
Interview with Jim Drobnick 
pp. 115-123(9) 
Author: Drobnick, Jim
Articles: 
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
Editorial:
Editorials 
pp. 3-4(2) 
Author: Gadie, Robert
Guest Editorial:
Interview with Rachel Hann 
pp. 5-12(8) 
Author: Hann, Rachel
Articles:
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
Editorials
pp. 3-4(2)
Author: Gadie, Robert
Interview with Arnold Aronson
pp. 5-11(7)
Author: Aronson, Arnold
TaPRA Collaboration
Introduction
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
Articles:
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
Editorial
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
Articles
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
Editorial
pp. 3-6(4)
Author: Peschier, Frank
Guest Editorial
Interview with Dr Inger Mewburn
pp. 7-11(5)
Author: Mewburn, Inger
Articles
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
Review
Reviews
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
Editorial
Is the non-representational significant?
pp. 135-140(6)
Author: Gadie, Robert
Articles:
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
Articles
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
Articles
Factory of the self
pp. 181-187(7)
Author: Hilton, Jed
Memory and Place: Sketchbook reflection
pp. 189-195(7)
Author: Black, Matt
Review
Review
pp. 197-199(3)
Author: Puolakanaho, Julius
JAWS 1.1, January 2015
Editorial
pp. 3-5(3)
Author: Peschier, Frank
Guest Editorial
Guest editorial: The analysis of stupidity
pp. 7-11(5)
Author: Quinn, Malcolm
Articles
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
Articles
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
Review
Review
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.

FAQ
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. 
Contacts
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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