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READ ISSUE 1 OF THE NEW LIRIC JOURNAL

 

We are really excited to launch the first issue of our brand new LIRIC journal.

You can read the full issue by clicking on the cover or, if you would like to read a particular chapter, you can select it from the LIRIC current issue page.

We hope you enjoy this first issue.

- Lapidus International

 

LIRIC ISSUE 1 COVER

 


 

What is the LIRIC Journal?

The Lapidus International Research and Innovation Community (LIRIC) Journal is an international, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal. It aims to provide a forum for contemporary critical debate on the relationship between the written (and spoken) word and (mental) health and well-being. This includes writing as a social practice.

The LIRIC journal is the latest initiative taken by the long-standing body, Lapidus International. This organisation was originally set up in 1996 to support writing and well-being programmes in the UK. This body has developed a wide membership of creative writing practitioners who work across a variety of sectors including education, health and the arts, in community and voluntary, as well as private settings.

The journal responds to the need of Lapidus members to see their practice placed within scholarly and academic contexts that draw on diverse theories and frameworks of knowledge. The LIRIC Journal is keen to enlist a broader constituency of interested and related academics and researchers across disciplines who are currently active and interested in this area.

 

Focus and Scope

 

The LIRIC journal provides an interdisciplinary space to extend and develop practice-based and other research that explores the relationship between creative writing and health and wellbeing. Our aim is foster debate that can support the growing acknowledgement of the role of the written and spoken word in supporting mental and physical health and wellbeing.

We publish articles, essays and reviews by writers, clinical and cultural practitioners and researchers from diverse perspectives who use writing in different contexts to this effect. We aim to evidence how these processes take place and what effects they can produce, in different contexts. We are also interested in examining the wider economic, political and policy contexts that can support and develop this field of work.

We hope to advance the field of writing for wellbeing; we see the Journal as a vehicle to foster research projects through a variety of collaborative partnerships with a wider community of interest. We also welcome work that falls outside of the textual tradition, incorporating or encompassing performance, poetry, spoken word, music, art, and film. We are especially interested in work in these areas:

1.   the processes whereby words and writing can be shown to bring about health benefits and the theories used to underpin these processes;
2.   the role of writing, embodiment and affectivity;
3.   the use of writing for well-being online and in digital cultures;
4.   the development of ethical practices and regulatory frameworks;
5.   the political possibilities that arise from understandings of the role of writing in collective well-being.


 

Publication Frequency

 

The journal is currently published annually. Those wishing to submit contributions for consideration should send their submissions to the editor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 

Open access policy

 

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

 


Meet the LIRIC Editorial Board:

 

Barbara Bloomfield

Barbara Bloomfield

Kim Etherington

Dr Kim Etherington

Helen Foster

Helen Foster

Dr Reinekke Lengelle

Dr Reinekke Lengelle

Robert Lester

Robert Lester

Aathira Nair

Aathira Nair

Mary Pringle

Mary Pringle

Kate Thompson

Kate Thompson

Esther Wafula

Esther Wafula

Claire Williamson

Claire Williamson

Dr Jeannie Wright

Dr Jeannie Wright