The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies
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Confluence

The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies


Vol. XXII, No. 1 – Fall 2016


Instead of asking, “Are there truths out there that we shall never discover?” we would ask, “Are there ways of talking and acting that we have not yet explored?” Instead of asking whether the intrinsic nature of reality is yet in sight…, we should ask whether each of the various descriptions of reality employed in our various cultural activities is the best we can imagine—the best means to the ends served by those activities.
— Richard Rorty

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.


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creative nonfiction

A Letter to William James about Place

Kathryn Wade, Georgetown University

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FICTION

Red Barn

Mary Guthrie, Southern Methodist University

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HUMAN VALUES—INSIGHTS, IMPLICATIONS, APPLICATIONS

Ethical Insights for Fundraising Videos

Anna Taft, Skidmore College

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NONFICTION

Hugh Masekela: The Horn of Freedom

Karen J. Borek, University of Pennsylvania

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NONFICTION

Perpetuating the Gender Gap in Patents through Education Policy

Susan Stewart, Wright State University

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NONFICTION

The Never-Told Story

Julia Shiller, St. John's College

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NONFICTION

What Happened When Anna Jumped from the Window: The Domestic Slave Trade in Antebellum Washington, D.C.

Candyce Carter, Stanford University

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AGLSP annual faculty Award – 2015

Educating Public Intellectuals

Francis J. Ambrosio, Georgetown University

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Interdisciplinary Writing Award – 2016

Saving a Bit of Beauty for the World: Retelling the Story of Rose Valland

Claire Schwartz, Dominican University of California

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Creative Writing Award – 2016

Going Gray

Molly Gamble, Dominican University of California

[text]     [pdf]

 

HUMAN VALUES—INSIGHTS, IMPLICATIONS, APPLICATIONS

Six White Horses

John Bechtold, Duke University

[text]     [pdf]

 

Nonfiction

Pilgrimage, Partitions, and Patriarchy: Polish Women and the Virgin Mary

Kristina Kwacz, SUNY Empire State College

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Nonfiction

Excerpt from Exit Wound: The Life Story of Guot Aschouth

Lori Hess-Tolbert, Southern Methodist University

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Nonfiction

The Passionate Lie: The Education of Little Tree and the Art of Audience Manipulation

S. Marisol Asselta Castro, Duke University

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