Note from the Editors

continent.. 2011;1(1):1-2

 

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Journal Title: continent.

ISSN: 2159-9920 (Online)

Publisher: continent.

LCC Subject Category: Fine Arts: Arts in general | Political science: Political theory | Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Philosophy (General)

Country of publisher: United States

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Paul Boshears
Jamie Allen
Nico Jenkins

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Time From Submission to Publication: 36 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

For the first issue, and seeking to engage various, disparate forces, we have chosen as a theme the idea of the "isthmus." More than simply "a narrow portion of land, enclosed on each side by water, and connecting two larger bodies of land," isthmus is also used figuratively, like the translator of Pindar who, in 1663, described a, "vain weak-built Isthmus, which dost rise Up betwixt two Eternities."So, isthmus. This we take to describe the narrow part of the throat where thought is given life in the form of voice, where experience is translated and made public, and which stands between genres, between disciplines, between, even. It is the spit of sand which emerges amidst conflicting tides and currents, the place which juts out, intrudes, separates but which in its separations may join too, may provide a bridge "betwixt" two, or more things, forces, phenomena.