Levan Center for Humanities plans to publish new online journal

Dayzi Meza, Reporter

The Norman Levan Center for the Humanities at Bakersfield College has created a new online journal called “Levan Humanities Review.” In the review works by new and established local writers will be published in the spring of each year.

The main purpose of the journal is to increase people’s understanding about themselves by reflecting on the humanities. The publication of this online journal is intended to expand knowledge to the Kern County community to the relevance of the humanities to the lives of individuals, along with other communities.

Dr. Jack Hernandez, director of the Norman Levan Center for the Humanities, described the journal as, “ A serious magazine, but not so much academic.” The Levan Humanities Review will provide articles, essays, poems, book reviews, science, and medicine. The contributions will be written by faculty and staff of Bakersfield College, Cerro Coso College, Porterville College, Taft College, CSUB, local schools, hospitals and professionals from the Bakersfield community, as well as those communities served by the Kern Community College District.  Students are welcome to submit their work, however, publication of their work will be very limited.

Articles accepted for publication will be related to humanities subjects such as English, history, arts, philosophy, or medicine, while essays will be based on personal points of view.  All the work submitted will be reviewed by editors Lily Hirsch (music), Dr. Tom Larwood (medicine), and BC professors Erin Miller (history), Brad Stiles (English), Nick Strobel (physical science), and Rene Trujillo (philosophy) and Dr. Jack Hernandez.

The first issue will be published online in April 2013. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 1.  Individuals that have any questions or are interested in submitting their work are welcome to email Dr. Jack Hernandez at [email protected]