CALLING ALL ARTISTS

The Lamp is looking for a cover design for our upcoming 2020 issue. Our only requirement is that the image contains some kind of light source. For past examples of our cover art, please see here. Please email us at thelampeditor@gmail.com for compensation details!

Another Editor Feature!

What better way to celebrate the beginning of another month with the Lamp than with a “Friday Feature”?! This week’s featured editor is currently writing her MA thesis in quarantine… not many people can say they’ve done that! Introducing super-star (and editor), Dani MacDonald:

Dani is a Master’s student in English at Queen’s University completing her thesis on parenthetical phrases in A.A. Milne’s A Table Near the Band. A writer by trade, Dani has worked in communications, publishing, and content creation for a number of not-for-profits and private businesses. When she is not feverishly clacking away at her keyboard, you can find her replaying Donkey Kong 64 for the umpteenth time or adding to her ever-growing globe collection.

Dani

Happy Friday!

HAPPY FRIDAY, EVERYONE! This week, we are happy to introduce the longest-running member of our editorial board. She has been working on The Lamp for four years, with this (sadly) being her last year with both the journal and Queen’s graduate studies. Allow me to introduce the dedicated, bold, and all-around-brilliant Nevena:

Nevena Martinović is a PhD candidate in the English Department. She studies long eighteenth-century theatre and the representations of aging actresses. In her “spare time” she dabbles in plays, poetry and puns

Nev

Editor of the Week!

Are the weeks beginning to blur together for anyone else during this time of quarantine and self-isolation?! If you’re bored at home, you can always indulge in some creative writing by purchasing a copy of The Lamp at our website: https://lampjournal.com/! More than anything, we hope you are all staying safe and healthy at home.

The writing of our featured editor this week can be found in last year’s volume of The Lamp. You can find her writing in one of the chapter introductions, but I’ll leave it up to you to figure out which one (hint hint, nudge nudge)! That being said, we are happy to introduce the oh-so-talented Kaitlyn Reid, who encouragingly reminds us that reading, is in fact, sexy:

Kaitlyn Reid is a PhD candidate whose primary research focusses on performance, politics, and audience affect in the theatre of the early modern period. She received a specialized honours BA, and a Master’s degree in English literature from York University. If academia doesn’t work out, Kaitlyn plans to make use of the various medical credentials she has earned over the years due to the amount of ER and Grey’s Anatomy she has consumed. When she’s not reading plays, or writing smutty romance novels, Kaitlyn can be found performing full-length broadway musicals…in her 2013 Kia Rio.

katee

Another Editor :)

On behalf of our entire editorial board at The Lamp, we hope you are all staying healthy and safe during these uncertain times surrounding COVID-19. Our team continues to work remotely (and diligently) on this journal for our September publication! This week’s feature is our talented and fun-loving editor, Rachel Fernandes:

Rachel Fernandes is a PhD student in the English Department at Queen’s University. Her research is focused on contemporary North American fiction about the mixed race experience. When she isn’t writing or reading, she is usually in the kitchen, trying out new recipes under the watchful eye of her dog, Abby.

Rachel Fern

This Week’s Editor!

This week’s featured editor is not only a brilliant scholar, but is also a talented creative-writer of her own! Introducing the multi-faceted and witty Sabrina Masud:

As a playwright, Sabrina is interested in absurdism and she suspects her preference stems from the chaos she has experienced growing up in a city like Dhaka. In her work she often explores the correlation between space and the protagonist who gains agency from a subaltern state of being.

Sabrina