Volume 11 now published
RESEARCH PAPERS | SPARK REVIEWS
We are thrilled to announce the publication of STAAR Volume 11, a collection of academic manuscripts, cultural reviews, and creative pieces written and crafted by members of St Anne's College, Oxford. Copies can be purchased for £10 apiece.
STAAR captured in film
How do you write for STAAR? What goes on behind the scenes of an academic journal? Watch our short promotional film for Volume 11 to find out more about STAAR and the writing and editorial processes.
Fresh Academic Voices podcast series
A series of conversations with five of the academic writers in Volume 11, to demystify some of the world-class research conducted by graduates at St Anne's College, Oxford. We join forces with St Anne's MCR Podcast (STAMP) to give you special insight on a range of topics – from human emotions and genetics, to Medieval French literature and the varieties of Spanish being spoken across the world.
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Call for Editor-in-Chief (January 2022)
STAAR is looking for a new Editor-in-Chief to steer activities from January 2022 onwards. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for managing and overseeing the submission, editing, peer review, and production stages of the journal. If you are interested in applying for this role, please click the button below to find out more. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 12 January at 23.59 GMT.
Experiencing Time with Trees and Swans: Understanding Climate Change through Two Contemporary Novels
Charlotte Fraser, School of Geography and the Environment
'Contemporary literature can help to foster alternative conceptualisations of the environment. [...] the humanities play a particular role in this process, for they ‘frequently pose normative questions that, rather than being resolved, can only be better or more deeply understood’. This results in the generation of introspective ‘self-knowledge’ which in turn can motivate climate action.'
Viral-Mediated Gene Therapies for Paediatric Neurological Diseases
Theodora Markati, Department of Paediatrics
'Several therapeutic approaches using viruses as delivery platforms are emerging for the treatment of diseases of the central nervous system. Gene therapy bears promise for the treatment of several paediatric neurological conditions, especially those associated with a single gene. [...] Viruses as vectors aim to deliver therapeutic protein coding sequences, small RNAs, or tools of genome engineering in the non-dividing cells of the central nervous system.'
Football by the Numbers: How Liverpool's Data-Based Approach is Changing the Game
Yin Cong Zhi, DPhil candidate in Machine Learning
'Many have argued that the managerial appointment of Jurgen Klopp was the key to Liverpool’s recent success. Yet, it may surprise readers to know that this appointment was not owed to Klopp’s reputation, but rested on match statistics modelled by Liverpool’s data team.'
Volume 10 | October 2020