The editors of Pyxis write in about their latest issue:
Pyxis, Wesleyan’s student-run humanities journal, is proud to announce the release of our Spring 2013 issue! Pyxis presents student academic writing in the humanities, covering a variety of fields to shed new light on a topic and create engaging conversation and inquiry. Last Fall’s issue centered around the idea of “bodies”, and this semester’s issue offers fresh perspectives on “memory”. These essays, carefully selected and peer-reviewed, explore tradition, history, trauma, psychology, and postmodernism, among many concepts.
Featuring essays from:
Zach Schonfeld ’13
Peter Myers ’13
John Schmidt ’13
Nick Myerberg ’14
Christina Ermillio ’13
Kyra Sutton ’13
Claire Seoin Choi ’13 is calling all writers and artists:
“Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.” — Marcel Proust
What does it mean to remember, or to forget? In his chef d’oeuvre In Search of Lost Time, Marcel Proust questions how one remembers and accesses memory. Proust, however, is not alone in this exploration. Many other scholars have delved into the topic of memory and investigated its importance in social organization, historical construction, and personal and group narratives. This semester, Pyxis invites you to contribute your academic work on this theme. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
How do we express memory in literature, in visual form, in performance? How do the stories we tell ourselves–through narratives, myths, or collective memories–structure the world around us? How is memory constructed, recorded, represented, manipulated?
Claire Choi ’13 wants you to take a look:
PYXIS is Wesleyan’s new journal for the humanities, and after many meetings, e-mail exchanges, paper readings, editing, and much caffeine and sugar, our first digital issue, “Bodies” is out! Check out amazing academic papers and artwork from fellow Wes students. You can also like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to keep in touch. Enjoy!
Time: Already & Now
Pyxis, Wesleyan’s only interdisciplinary humanities journal, has a pretty sweet compendium of corporeal lexicon for your perusal. It also wants you to submit your academic writing related to their theme of BODIES.
Bodies. We all have one. Or do we? What is a body?
Body: (n) The complete physical form of a person or animal; the assemblage of parts, organs, and tissues that constitutes the whole material organism.
Body: (v) To give form, shape, or physical presence to; to embody.
While these are two definitions of “body,” the body, as a concept, has many more connotations. Scholars, for example, have discussed the ways in which the body figures into politics, religion, philosophy (e.g., mind/body dualism), performance, visual art, and science. Pyxis, a new undergraduate journal for the humanities, is interested in seeing how different disciplines and approaches in the humanities have defined, criticized and challenged the notion and interpretations of bodies.