The College of Arts & Sciences is proud to announce the publication of the inaugural issue of Locus, an undergraduate research journal dedicated to the publication of scholarly work completed by Seton Hall students. The journal celebrates undergraduate scholarship from all disciplines across the University, not just those associated with the College of Arts and Sciences.
The new issue features articles on a wide array of topics, from cognitive psychology, to solar topography, to the literary influences of Game of Thrones. "We are proud of our students' sterling work, which represents the curiosity, scholarly rigor and interdisciplinary dialogue we see as hallmarks of liberal arts education," says Peter Shoemaker, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
The complete journal may be accessed here.
Locus is run by student editors who, with the support of faculty advisors from the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, gain firsthand experience of the academic editorial process, from review of submissions, to manuscript preparation, to digital publication.
The journal has teamed up with Bepress, a professional digital publishing platform used by a variety of peer-reviewed academic journals, including Antipodes, Walt Whitman Quarterly, and the Yale Journal of Music and Religion.
The content listing for the inaugural issue is as follows:
Aphra Behn's Courtesans and Crossdressing Women: An Analysis of Gender and Power in 17th Century Literature
The Role of Authority in Retrieval Enhanced Suggestibility (RES)
The Relationship between Internet Addiction and Mental Health Conditions
Separate and Unequal: A Comparison of African American and White Women in the 1850's, as Seen through Ruth Hall and The Garies and Their Friends
The New Nuclear-Proliferation Treaty: The Present Day Inﬂuence of the NPT on the International Community
"You are not on trial for being a dwarf": Monstrosity in Medievalism in Richard III and A Song of Ice and Fire
PANI and PEDOT:PSS Dip-Coating on CdS/CdTe Solar Cells
Metal (Ag) Nanoparticles on Thin Film CdS/CdTe Solar Cells
"It's all the same to me": Gender-ﬂuidity and Performativity in D. H. Lawrence's The Fox
Those interested in submitting their research for the 2019 issue may view the Call for Papers.