Editor’s Note

Spring 2011 Editor’s Note

Spring is a time for transformation, new beginnings – and at gnovis – we honor this timely tradition of the season by the passing of the torch to a new leadership team and to present a fresh batch of scholarly articles. This season isn’t any different. After receiving a record number of submissions for our Spring 2011 issue, we are proud of the 12 articles included in our most competitive issue to date.

The articles of this issue touch on a number of subjects: from the construction of celebrity ailing bodies in terms of disease to memorializing bodies on Facebook. Exploring frameworks of interpretations among new and old medias to how technology can improve development and broaden the education experience, and more.

Fall 2010 Editor’s Note

This fall gnovis put out a call for its first academic year themed issue, Difference. Managing Editor Akoto Ofori-Atta and myself felt strongly that our final publication as gnovis Editors should be one that focused specifically on issues of power, marginalization and difference areas that are of great personal significance to us as black women. Aware that there were many graduate students already speaking to these issues in their work, we were excited in September to see what a targeted call for papers would produce. Our authors did not disappoint!