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ASAP/Journal Launched with Special Issue by Dr. Amy Elias

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Amy Elias has taken on the role of journal editor with ASAP/Journal, a new scholarly journal published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Co-edited by Elias and Jonathan Eburne, Associate Professor at the Penn State University, ASAP/Journal is the new journal of The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, an international arts organization. The journal will be distributed to libraries, museums, and individual members internationally through Project Muse.

Professor Elias was the sole special-issue editor of the January launch issue of the journal titled “Art and the Commons” and featuring work by internationally known literary critics, visual artists, curators, art historians, and architects across a range of arts fields. A press podcast featuring Elias’s thoughts about the journal was recorded for the journal’s debut at the 2015 Modern Language Association meeting in Austin, TX. The CELJ-member journal was designed by Sarah Lowe and Sam Bendriem at UT Knoxville.

ASAP/Journal is a peer-reviewed scholarly publication that explores new developments in the post-1960s visual, media, literary, and performance arts. Published tri-annually, it promotes intellectual exchange between artists and critics across the arts and humanities and publishes methodologically cutting-edge, conceptually adventurous, and historically nuanced research about the arts of the present. ASAP/Journal is committed to exploring the full cultural and geographic range, as well as the creative and conceptual rigor, of the contemporary arts. More information about the journal can be found at its association page. Articles, interviews, and book reviews can be sent to the journal through its open-source submission site.


Amy Elias is the principal founder of A.S.A.P.: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, served as President, Past President, and secretary for that organization, and hosted the association’s launch conference in Knoxville in 2009, featuring work by 115 speakers from China, the UK, the U.S., Japan, Canada, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain. As founding co-editor of ASAP/Journal, she and her co-editor-in-chief uphold the mission of the association, which is to facilitate and promote scholarly excellence in the study of the contemporary arts.


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