Academic journal edited by a Penn State professor named “Best New Journal” by CELJ

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa .– ASAP / Journal, an academic journal edited by Jonathan P. Eburne, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, English and French and Francophone Studies at Penn State, has been named Best New Journal by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ).

Eburne, currently the journal’s editor and one of its founding editors, helped accept the award on behalf of the journal on January 5 in New York City at an awards ceremony held in conjunction with the annual convention 2018 from the Modern Language Association. The award follows ASAP / Journal which received the CELJ best design award in 2017.

The CELJ is an allied organization of the Modern Language Association and the leading organization dedicated to supporting academic journal publishing, with over 450 editors representing all disciplines. The organization’s Best New Journal Award – one of eight it awards annually to recognize scholarly achievement – honors a scholarly journal in the humanities with a publication history of three years or less.

ASAP / Journal is the peer-reviewed scientific publication of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present. Published by Johns Hopkins University Press, the journal explores new developments in the visual, media, literary and performance arts after the 1960s. Recognizing the multidisciplinary nature of contemporary art and criticism across the world, ASAP / Journal promotes intellectual exchanges between artists and critics of the arts and human sciences.

ASAP / Journal was founded in 2016 by Eburne and Amy J. Elias, professor of English and director of the UT Humanities Center at the University of Tennessee, who received her MA and PhD in English at Penn State. The online version of the journal, ASAP / J, is edited by Abram Foley, Senior Lecturer in Literature and Creative Industries at the University of Exeter (UK), who also obtained his Masters and PhD in English at Penn State.

To learn more about ASAP / Journal, email Eburne at [email protected], visit the journal’s website or visit its Facebook page.

Last updated January 19, 2018


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