The theme of this issue is that of every Zeteo issue: Borders. We are interested in transgressing the borders between the personal, the political, and the intellectual, and in pieces that cross the boundaries between academic fields.
This Fall 2014 issue—our largest and most unified to date—makes our interest in borders explicit, as the contributing writers and artists explore:
- How Presidential candidates are using and abusing popular music.
- What beauty can be made from our sad economic and political news.
- How terraforming fantasies of science-fiction writers turned into science.
- How social media has reshaped the news from Ferguson and beyond.
- What Kinsey and Godard suggest: toward more holistic and self-conscious research and writing.
- How children of immigrants get caught trying to embrace two cultures and keep their families together.
- La Frontera: Artists working on the U.S.-Mexico border.
We would also note that this is the first Zeteo issue that has not been published all at once, but rather has been unfurled, one piece at a time, several weeks in a row. Here we are seeking to cross yet another border: between the traditional methods of print journals and the possibilities and demands of online publication.
May all this link with your own interests and bring you some moments of rumination and inspiration as one year ends and another begins.
With best wishes,
Zeteo’s ever-growing editorial team