The Journal of Black Mountain College Studies is a peer-reviewed open-access digital publication of the Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center. Founded in 2005 by editors Brian Butler and Blake Hobby, the journal has published 8 volumes through 2015. Some issues of the journal are thematic in nature (see Vols. 2 and 8 on Ray Johnson, Vol. 4 on John Cage, and Vol. 5 on Buckminster Fuller). Other issues contain a diverse range of articles and works, some derived from the annual BMC conference co-sponsored by BMCM+AC and University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA), and others submitted through the open submissions process. The journal seeks to host diverse works by writers and artists of varied backgrounds. We welcome academic articles, essays, reviews, poetry, images and forms of artistic expression that can be presented on the journal’s website. Submissions are welcome at any time. Black Mountain College, which was open from 1933–1957, was a site of collaboration among people, practices, disciplines and performances that generated astonishing creativity and continues to spark innovation among contemporary writers and artists. We invite historical articles as well as articles and creative works that embody the Black Mountain College spirit at such interdisciplinary and generative intersections today.


Who We Are:

Thomas E. Frank, Co-Editor 
Professor and Associate Dean for Continuing Studies in the Graduate School of Wake Forest University, Wake Forest University

Carissa Pfeiffer, Co-Editor
Kate Averett,  Production Editor

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