Liberal Studies Journal – Call for Submissions

by Sarah E. Bode


Hello fellow Liberal Studies program,

The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Graduate Liberal Studies Department is pleased to announce the foundation of Palaver, UNCW’s academic, interdisciplinary, online journal.  We currently have an open Call for Submissions (attached) for our inaugural Spring 2013 issue.

Please direct your student body to submit to our journal via our submission guidelines online:

The following information is off the Palaver website (

Palaver is UNCW’s new online interdisciplinary journal of student research housed in the Graduate Liberal Studies department. At Palaver, we challenge and embrace the vintage definition of “an often prolonged parley usually between persons of different levels of culture and sophistication.” A palaver then encourages a dialogue of multiple perspectives. We showcase the distinct intellectual pursuits of students while merging those diverse academic endeavors into a forum that will give rise to a new dialogue born out of those individual parts.

Palaver seeks submissions that defy the confines of a single discipline and explore the multiple disciplinary influences that the subject necessitates. Within the multitude of university departments, work is being created that values the nonrestrictive and looks beyond the paradigms of the discipline to converge versatility, skill, and ingenuity in the service of its subject. Palaver is a venue for this innovative work, promoting the visionary talents of students across an array of interests. We encourage palaver within your work.


Sarah E. Bode

Research Assistant—Graduate Liberal Studies
Faculty Publishing Facilitator, Education Technology Specialist, and Special Projects Coordinator—Philosophy and Religion
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Rd. Wilmington, NC 28403
Bear Hall 105,, 910.619.9268 (m)

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