Welcome to followers old and new of the Still Point blog.
As the new editorial team gear up to begin a new year of blogging in 2019, we thought we’d get your academic content tummies grumbling with a glimpse behind the curtain.
Here we introduce ourselves and give some insights into how we became familiar with the Still Point and why we wanted to get involved.
Don’t worry! There’s still time for you to get involved too.
Got an idea for a blog that you’ve been waiting to get off your chest? Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a short pitch.
If you’re a graduate research student at the University of London and want to join our editorial team, email us at email@example.com telling us why you would like to be involved with the journal and mentioning any relevant experience.
This short post is just a taste of what’s to come in the 2019, so make sure to check the blog regularly from January for new content. We here at the Still Point hope you’re all enjoying the festive season and look forward to you joining us next year as we continue to make the Still Point a place for dialogue, collaboration, and experimentation.
Katie Arthur (English, KCL)
A fellow LAHP student introduced me to the Still Point a few months into my doctorate. I’ve been looking for a way to dip my toes into literary and academic editorial work and what better way than to collaborate with my peers. Blogging is a great way to make our work more accessible to much wider audiences and so I hope you’ll consider sharing your insights with us in 2019!
Francesca Masiero (Italian, UCL)
When I first heard of the Still Point Journal in 2014, a few months after it came to life, I was already considering pursuing a PhD in literary studies. Sitting at my desk in Venice, I thought it would be an incredible experience to work behind the scenes of a creative and experimental journal in central London. Plus, the first editor and I had the same name. Uncanny coincidences? Fate? I still don’t know. And now, sitting among the editorial team of that same journal that inspired me to embark on my academic career makes me feel a bit blissful. I remember envisaging the journal as being evocative, classy, and thought-provoking. I can confidently assert that that vision has not changed.
Anna Katila (Comparative Literature, KCL)
As I frequent the same office space as some members of the previous editorial team, I heard about the journal long before seeing a print copy of issue 3 or visiting the website. The editors seemed to have so much fun working on the journal and with creative submissions that I wanted to experience it too. While I am not myself very creative, I love that the Still Point offers a platform for experimental ways of expressing and disseminating research and other ideas. I am looking forward to engaging with new ideas, submission formats and themes this upcoming year!
Alasdair Cameron (Musicology, KCL)
I first heard about the Still Point in 2016 from a friend and fellow PhD student in Musicology, who had then just started as an editor for the blog. I have always liked LAHP for the platform it provides us with as doctoral researchers to interact with peers outside our own, often niche, fields and the Still Point struck me as being a great example of this cross-disciplinary nature. The journal is an exciting space for sharing research in an informal environment and for exploring it in novel and playful ways. Having joined the editorial board in February of this year, I am the only member of the previous team to have stayed on after the handover this autumn. I was, however, abroad on research at the time and am looking forward to being more active in the journal now that I am back in London.