The Journal of the AGLSP


The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies

Confluence is a national, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal published by the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP) that reflects the best scholarly and creative work produced within and beyond AGLSP member institutions. Publishing scholarly essays and creative work such as short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art, Confluence stands as a demonstration of and an inspiration to the kind of interdisciplinary engagement that is constitutive of a liberal education, while emphasizing the fundamental relations that transcend the boundaries of discipline and form that must be engaged and explored.

New Confluence Writing Award winners announced!

Excellence in Interdisciplinary Writing

Maidie: The Life and Work of Mary Whiton Calkins and a More Inclusive Look at the History of Academia

Alexandra Schuh, University of Pennsylvania

Excellence in Creative Writing


Heather Cunningham, Northwestern University

Both winners will be honored at the upcoming AGLSP National Conference in Washington, DC, and both winning manuscripts will be published in the Fall issue of the Journal!

Newly Published


Rastalogy in Tarrus Riley’s “Love Created I”

Darren J. N. Middleton, Texas Christian Univeristy
[text] [pdf]


Drawing While Black, aka Black Boy Joy

Maurice Moore, University of California–Davis
[text] [pdf]

Book review

Common: On Revolution in the 21st Century
by Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval    

Reviewed by Steven A. Burr
Loyola University Maryland
[text] [pdf]


Widdop Road

Adam Hansen, Northumbria University
[text] [pdf]


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