Speaking and Publishing Opportunities

As a Graduate Liberal Studies student, you have access to many academic development opportunities.  If you have been pursuing an area of research and writing that you would like to share with others, you may want to articulate your thoughts in a conference paper or journal essay that allows them to have resonance beyond our program.  Please see below and check this page periodically for updates.

Publishing Opportunities

The Liberal Studies program at City University of New York (CUNY) sponsors the online journal Zeteo: The Journal of Interdisciplinary Writing, which publishes faculty and student work in a lively interdisciplinary format at http://zeteojournal.com/.   Submission information is at http://zeteojournal.com/news-for-potential-contributors/.  

Confluence is the online journal of the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP) which is based here in our own Duke GLS office.  Confluence, which as a print journal published many essays by Duke GLS students over the years, is now an online journal.  We encourage you to visit Confluence at http://www.aglsp-confluence.org/. The journal welcomes research essays, short fiction, nonfiction, photography, poetry and art, and is eager to receive sub­missions from students, alumni, and faculty of GLS programs.   Access to Confluence requires AGLSP membership; you can join for the special student/alumni rate of $25. To learn more, visit www.aglsp.org or email Marialana at info@aglsp.org.  

Palaver is UNC-Wilmington’s online interdisciplinary journal housed in the Graduate Liberal Studies program. Palaver (palaverjournal.com) seeks submissions that defy the confines of a single discipline and explore multiple disciplinary influences: “We publish creative and academic work that values the nonrestrictive and looks beyond the paradigms of the discipline to converge versatility, skill, and ingenuity in the service of its subject...  We encourage palaver within your work. If you’re still unclear about what interdisciplinary means, check out this list of things we like.”  

Conferences and Symposia

Call for Papers: The 17th Annual Graduate Student Conference at UNC Charlotte. The theme this year is "Gender and Diversity Across Disciplines," and the conference will be held on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 in Charlotte, NC. We will be accepting cross-disciplinary abstracts and hope that your students from a variety of studies will participate in our conference.

Call for Papers:  The 2017 Regional Graduate Liberal Studies Conference is at East Tennessee State University on April 7th and 8th.  Opening reception on Friday; Conference Saturday.  Breakfast, Lunch and breaks provided.  Proposals due Jan. 16th.  

Travel Funding

 ​Lottie Applewhite Travel Awards are available for any student who is delivering a paper at a conference.