"Applying for Archival Grants: Some Advice" by Katherine Walker"Archival research, particularly in rare books collections, isn’t simply about accessing new materials for your project. Rather, committees want to see that you are a scholar in all senses of the term."
"The Electoral Stalemate: American Institutional Rigidity and the Constitution as Divine Revelation" by David M. Faris"[T]he governing system outlined in the Constitution is increasingly out of step with democratic practice and thought around the world, where parliamentary systems are the preferred norm and countries deliberately seek out electoral schemes that enhance fairness and boost turnout."
"Interstellar: The Narrative Limits of Five Dimensional Storytelling" by Bert Clere"Visually, the film’s exploration of quantum physics theories is enthralling. Yet the science ends up overwhelming the story, and we are left with a film that dazzles our eyes and intellects but leaves the story behind in the process."
"The Method to the Monstrous: Monster Studies and College Composition" by Mark Collins"How does the concept of monstrosity offer a channel for discussing the writing process, authority, and power-knowledge?"
"Doctor Who, Sci-Fi Humanism, and the Series 8 Finale," by Ben Mangrum"The nonhuman in Doctor Who exists to affirm the human—a kind of narcissistic cultural imaginary in which the exploration of space and time leads finally back to planet earth, to the human horizons of what we can know and how we are invited to behave."
Forum: Cultural Interventions
“Cultural Interventions” is interested in the ways in which culture (pop or otherwise) informs our economics, politics, and our daily judgments.
Forum: Intellectual Spaces
“Intellectual Spaces” explores those institutional centers in which social conventions condense and become organized structures.
Our journal serves as a venue for public intellectuals to consider the arts and humanities as powerful forces that help to configure our economics, politics, and everyday existence.
Ethos is a collective of critics, scholars, and public intellectuals supported by the Institute for Arts and Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This digital project provides a space for debating—and indeed producing—powerful cultural ideas through our weekly forums and a semiannual, peer-reviewed journal.
Interested in writing for Ethos? We're seeking contributions from authors interested in topics about the arts, humanities, or public ethics. Many of our contributors are faculty members at universities, graduate students, artists, teachers, or regular bloggers. We welcome interesting topics and posts for consideration. Our weekly forum posts typically run from 300-700 words. If you would like to submit a post, please email Ben Mangrum (email@example.com) or Katie Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org) with an idea or post.