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The Mind's Eye

A Liberal Arts Journal

A Call for Submissions

The Mind’s Eye Upcoming Calls for Submissions

DUE: October 30, 2017 The Dog Diaries

Guest editor Jennifer Zoltanski, Chair and Associate Professor of Sociology

I welcome submissions on dogs and the bonds we develop with them. The idea for this issue

stems from the recent passing of Amber, my Avatar Banshee girl of fourteen years. The loss of

one’s beloved dog companion is so psychically traumatic that many dog owners swear they

will never again have a dog because the hurt is just too great. And yet, many do because dogs

teach us so much about our own selves and the world in which we live. This has been the case

for thousands of years.

I envision an eclectic Mind’s Eye edition that explores the tangible and symbolic affection

bonds that people have with dogs. Submissions can include poetry, fiction, science fiction,

essay musings, artistic works, photojournalism and more formal academic research/papers on

dogs. Given how much dogs impart to us, Dog Diaries will represent a cathartic “Thank You”

for best-friends, past, present, and future. I look forward to your submissions!


DUE: February 28, 2018 We the People

Managing Editor, Melanie Mowinski, Associate Professor of Art

We the People from the preamble of the Constitution has been widely interpreted over the

decades since its signing. The 2016 Presidential election sparked protests, action and artmaking

amongst Americans, many who felt their understanding of We the People was in

jeopardy, regardless of party affiliation. For this issue, we welcome poetry, fiction, science

fiction, essay musings, artistic works, photojournalism, case studies and more formal academic

research/papers that explore and identify the who behind We the People as well as elements

of the preamble of the Constitution, including justice, domestic tranquility, common defense,

general welfare and liberty for ourselves and our posterity.


DUE: September 30, 2018 Pedagogies: What We Share

Guest Editor: Rosanne Denhard, Professor of English

Teaching is profoundly creative and collaborative. Across disciplines, and perspectives,

methods, and philosophies, one constant is that sharing is at the heart of pedagogy. We

share with our students, our colleagues, and the wider world. In this time of change and

possibility, we welcome your contributions exploring how and what you share through your

teaching, including: re-visioning pedagogies in relation to the needs of new generations of

students; experimental and experiential pedagogies (including performance, undergraduate

research, and travel learning); and how we nurture and inspire our own pedagogical practices

and philosophies and those of future educators.

Like all Mind’s Eye issues, this one is open to myriad forms: poetry, fiction, science fiction,

essay musings, artistic works, photojournalism, case studies and more formal academic

research/papers. This issue will present work by MCLA faculty sharing multiple narratives

from diverse pedagogical perspectives. As guest editor, I imagine contributions that will

coalesce to create a rich, complex picture of who we are as educators as we cultivate and

share our engagement with the many facets of pedagogy.



The Mind’s Eye is a peer-reviewed journal of the Massachusetts College of the Liberal Arts

that publishes scholarly and creative work. While emphasizing articles of scholarly merit, the

journal focuses on the general communication of ideas of interest to liberal arts.

The Mind’s Eye transitioned from a printed journal to an online journal in 2017. We are very

excited about this new format and look forward to showcasing the wide range of work that our

colleagues are exploring. We will aim to publish a new “issue” at the end of each semester.

Please see the other side of this paper for upcoming themes and deadlines.

Submit unpublished material as an email attachment in .docx (Microsoft Word) format. Please

use MLA style for endnotes. While we will consider articles of unspecified length, preference is

given to manuscripts of fewer than 20 pages. In addition to commentaries and studies, we will

consider other formats, including fiction, poetry, book reviews, interviews, cartoons, drawings

and photography.

Submit your manuscripts to:

Melanie Mowinski

Associate Professor of Art

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

375 Church Street

North Adams, MA 01247