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Coming Attractions (Dec 2016): Symposium: Assessing the Work and Legacy of Nathaniel Branden
ARS readers should savor the new December 2016 issue, because we won't publish another issue until next December. 2016 is going to be a banner year in the history of this journal. The December 2016 issue will be the first double-issue in our history (Volume 16, nos. 1 & 2). Our "Call for Papers" on the topic of "Assessing the Work and Legacy of Nathaniel Branden" has resulted in a symposium of considerable size, featuring submissions from an international group of scholars, providing critical, interpretive perspectives from disciplines as varied as literature, history, politics, and, of course, psychology. In fact, a sizable proportion of our contributors have no connection to Objectivism whatsoever, but they speak as professional psychologists who learned much from the man who many consider to be the "father" of the self-esteem movement in contemporary psychology. The issue will also include the first print publication of "Objectivism: Past and Future," a 1996 transcribed Branden lecture (and Q & A session). And we will also publish the most extensive annotated bibliography ever assembled of Branden's work and the existing secondary literature. This will be such an historic issue, that Pennsylvania State University Press, which typically publishes a regular print run, and its JSTOR electronic version, has also committed to the publication of a stand-alone e-book / Kindle edition, the first in our history.
- Chris Matthew Sciabarra, co-founding, co-editor, The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies
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- The Left Index
- MLA International Bibliography
- MLA Directory of Periodicals
- The Philosopher's Index
- Project Muse
- Stanford's CLOCKSS
- Women's Studies International
- Special Issue: A Symposium - Nathaniel Branden: His Work and Legacy - Double Issue 2016
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- Tenth Anniversary Celebration, Part II: A Symposium on Friedrich Nietzsche and Ayn Rand - Spring 2009, Issue #20
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- Centenary Symposium, Part I: Ayn Rand: Literary and Cultural Impact - (Fall 2004), Issue #11
- Centenary Symposium, Part II: Ayn Rand Among the Austrians - Spring 2005, Issue #12
- Symposium on "Rand, Rush, and Rock - Fall 2003, Issue #9
- The Aesthetics Symposium - Spring 2001, Issue #4