New Periodicals

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This semiannual column lists newly issued periodicals; describes their objectives, formats, and contents; and provides information about special issues, title and format changes, mergers, and cessations.

Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. Humanities and Arts Higher Education Network. Edited by Ellie Chambers. 3 issues a year. Vol. 1, no. 1 (June 2002); online sample copy at www.sagepub.co.uk/journals/details/issue/j0396v01i.01.html (accessed 25 November 2002). Subscription: Journals Subscriptions Manager, SAGE Publications Ltd., 6 Bonhill Street, London, EC2A 4PU, U.K. Individual, [pounds sterling]35/US$56 regular or [pounds sterling]28/US$44 introductory rate (1 year), or [pounds sterling]70/US$112 regular or [pounds sterling]56/US$88 introductory rate (2 years); Institutional [pounds sterling]190/US$304 (1 year) or [pounds sterling]380/US$608 (2 years); Humanities and Arts Higher Education Network members, 30 percent discount. ISSN 1474-0222.

Arts and Humanities in Higher Education serves an international community of arts and humanities educators by publishing opinion and critical research into contemporary issues of teaching and learning within the domain. The journal seeks to stimulate debate and promote reconceptualization of arts and humanities disciplines in ways that reflect, and reflect upon, teaching. Topics include policy, inquiry, curriculum and assessment, new modes of scholarship and course delivery, the interface between research and teaching, and the transformational purposes of a higher education. The journal eschews purely descriptive accounts of data collection or uncritical reports of teaching and course delivery methods. Contributors come from several specialized and interdisciplinary areas in the arts and humanities in higher education and from adjacent and related fields such as sociology, politics, and education. Most are from the United Kingdom, but the journal features authors from other English-speaking countries.

The first issue, available as an online sample copy, features scholarly articles averaging fifteen pages, accompanied by abstracts and detailed bibliographies. Articles include "Horizon of Possibilities: A Canadian Perspective on the Humanities," "The Problem Problem [sic] and Other Oddities of Academic Discourse," "Pedagogy and the Politics and Purposes of Higher Education," "'More Creative than Creation': On the Idea of Criticism and the Student Critic," "Case Studies: Problem-Based Learning in Literary Studies," "Curriculum Design in a Context of Widening Participation in Higher Education," "Is There Hope for the Humanities in the 21st Century?" and a book review. Future issues will address computing in the performing arts, group practice, epistemology, and curriculum development.

The journal is available electronically via ingenta to members of institutions with a print subscription. Information on this and a free contents-page alerting service are at www.sagepub.co.uk/journals/details/j0396.html (accessed 25 November 2002); the site includes a searchable keyword index leading to the journal title, table of contents, and archived e-mail alert.

FMQ: Finnish Musical Quarterly. Performing Music Promotion Centre (ESEK); Foundation for the Promotion of Finnish Music (LUSES); The Sibelius Academy; Finnish Composers' Copyright Society (TEOSTO). Edited by Kai Amberla. Quarterly. 2001, no. 4; 2002, no. 2. Subscription: Pieni Roobertinkatu 16, FIN-00120 Helsinki, Finland. Subscriptions may also be requested at hanna.hirvonen@gramex.ft. [euro]24/FIM 140 (Finland and Scandinavia); [euro]30/FIM 180 (Europe and overseas). ISSN 0782-1069.

Finnish musical life has enjoyed spectacular expansion over the last twenty years. The Finnish Musical Quarterly (FMQ) covers all aspects of this exciting music scene, focusing on modern classical composers and performers, and branching into folk, jazz. …