I have been copy-editing and proofing essays for the issue # 10 of PARSE Journal on Migration for quite a while now – since the autumn in fact – but the end is in sight. The advantage of digital open access journals is of course that material can be posted on a rolling basis. Which is just as well, as this is a bumper issue, and being able to process texts as and when they come makes my life much easier than having to deal with over 100,000 words in one go. Here, the topic of Migration is discussed from many angles – from the terrible deaths at sea because of ever-increasing draconian responses from various governments and supranational entities, to more poetic engagements with more historical movements of peoples – which provides an impressive array of current scholarship and creative modes of enquiry, and of thinking as well as direct action.
Meanwhile, texts for the next issue, # 11 on Intersectional Engagements in Politics and Art, have been rolling in. This one promises to be of an entirely different nature, with some truly fun contributions on a set of wildly diverging topics, ranging from queer translation to design work for IKEA. Looking forward to seeing these appear online as a completed issue early summer.