https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/issue/feed WritingThreeSixty 2021-10-08T09:59:58+00:00 WritingThreeSixty writing360@uwc.ac.za Open Journal Systems <p>WritingThreeSixty is a bi-annual, interdisciplinary journal for research essays and creative works. First launched in 2014 as an initiative of the English department at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), WritingThreeSixty now forms part of the broader community within the Arts Faculty and Humanities at UWC.</p> https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/article/view/996 Vol 6 No 2 (2020): WritingThreeSixty - Lockdown Special Issue 2021-10-08T09:52:36+00:00 Martina van Heerden writing360@uwc.ac.za Copyright (c) 2021 University of the Western Cape https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/article/view/997 Letter from the editor 2021-10-08T09:56:24+00:00 Martina van Heerden writing360@uwc.ac.za <p>Welcome to the second issue of WritingThreeSixty for 2020. This special issue is centred around the theme of the Covid-19 Lockdown which has affected all of us. After our call for papers in the previous issue, we received a record number of submissions. Interestingly, poetry was overwhelmingly the preferred medium for expressing thoughts on the effects of lockdown. In this issue, you will find a selection of poems, as well as a short story and a research article.<br>This will be my last issue as editor-in-chief; I hand the reins over to Stephanie Williams, our social media manager. I have been with WritingThreeSixty since 2015 and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with it. I leave knowing that the journal is in very capable hands!<br>Best Wishes,<br>Editor-in-chief<br>Martina van Heerden</p> Copyright (c) 2021 University of the Western Cape https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/article/view/998 Contents 2021-10-08T09:58:42+00:00 Martina van Heerden writing360@uwc.ac.za Copyright (c) 2021 University of the Western Cape https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/article/view/1003 Shelves of Books, Piles of Books, References and Lists of Books as Performances of Metrics and Expertise 2021-10-07T09:48:41+00:00 Anna Nguyen writing360@uwc.ac.za <p>Since the pandemic, I have participated in or attended many virtual lectures and conferences. Inevitably, I have seen numerous personal libraries, libraries in offices, or walls of books strategically peeking from behind the speaker. Academics, in particular, have spectacular bookshelves. The shelves are overflowing with books, enough to make the bookcases abundant and full, but organized enough so their spines reveal evidence of the title and the author’s name. And the collection of each speaker is a reflection of their research area. An author and professor in a literature department has rows of fiction. Someone who studies food has cookbooks in addition to their stacks of scholars’ monographs published by university presses. A scholar in a field like science and technology studies (STS) will have books with words such as “data”, “the Internet”, “political economy”, and “digital” in their titles.</p> Copyright (c) 2021 University of the Western Cape https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/article/view/1004 Birdwatching 2021-10-07T10:02:59+00:00 Mia Uys writing360@uwc.ac.za <p>It is raining when William wakes up, and he spends the first moment of his day thinking about his mother, while watching Cape robin-chats hop around the wet grass trying to pull worms out from the soil. He has always liked birds. They seem so detached from the world, witnessing life from high above, tied to nothing. Deep down, he knows this is just an illusion, a romantic idea that creatures with wings are somehow free. He knows birds are constrained by the same physical limitations that affect all living things on earth. Like him, they are hopelessly attached to many things.</p> Copyright (c) 2021 University of the Western Cape https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/article/view/1005 I learn to smile with my eyes 2021-10-07T10:20:50+00:00 Jerome Coetzee writing360@uwc.ac.za Copyright (c) 2021 University of the Western Cape https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/article/view/1006 It feels like home 2021-10-07T10:22:50+00:00 Jerome Coetzee writing360@uwc.ac.za Copyright (c) 2021 University of the Western Cape https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/article/view/1008 Upper Body Strength 2021-10-07T12:51:13+00:00 Jamie Conway writing360@uwc.ac.za Copyright (c) 2021 University of the Western Cape https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/article/view/1012 Kaleidoscope 2021-10-07T13:12:31+00:00 Jamie Conway writing360@uwc.ac.za Copyright (c) 2021 University of the Western Cape https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/article/view/1011 Upside Down 2021-10-07T13:08:24+00:00 Jamie Conway writing360@uwc.ac.za Copyright (c) 2021 University of the Western Cape https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/article/view/1010 Falling 2021-10-07T12:59:02+00:00 Jamie Conway writing360@uwc.ac.za Copyright (c) 2021 University of the Western Cape https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/article/view/1009 Pandora’s Box 2021-10-07T12:52:54+00:00 jamie Conway writing360@uwc.ac.za Copyright (c) 2021 University of the Western Cape https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/article/view/1013 Wet marks 2021-10-07T13:16:26+00:00 Kirsten Deane writing360@uwc.ac.za Copyright (c) 2021 University of the Western Cape https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/article/view/1014 Alone 2021-10-07T13:19:49+00:00 Kirsten Deane writing360@uwc.ac.za Copyright (c) 2021 University of the Western Cape https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/article/view/1016 Grey landscapes 2021-10-07T13:23:18+00:00 Sumayyah Koli writing360@uwc.ac.za Copyright (c) 2021 University of the Western Cape https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/article/view/1015 Behind closed windows and open curtains 2021-10-07T13:21:58+00:00 Sumayyah Koli writing360@uwc.ac.za Copyright (c) 2021 University of the Western Cape https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/article/view/1017 Behind closed windows and open curtains 2021-10-08T09:16:36+00:00 Sumayyah Koli writing360@uwc.ac.za Copyright (c) 2020 University of the Western Cape https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/article/view/1018 The battle on my tongue 2021-10-08T09:19:39+00:00 Sumayyah Koli writing360@uwc.ac.za Copyright (c) 2020 University of the Western Cape https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/article/view/1019 Death, the one certainty in life 2021-10-08T09:31:13+00:00 Aisha Rowbottom writing360@uwc.ac.za Copyright (c) 2020 University of the Western Cape https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/article/view/1020 No Space Left Between 2021-10-08T09:35:11+00:00 Aisha Rowbottom writing360@uwc.ac.za Copyright (c) 2020 University of the Western Cape https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/article/view/1021 Alone 2021-10-08T09:37:20+00:00 Celine Solomons writing360@uwc.ac.za Copyright (c) 2020 University of the Western Cape https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/article/view/1022 Fear 2021-10-08T09:39:42+00:00 Celine Solomons writing360@uwc.ac.za Copyright (c) 2020 University of the Western Cape https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/article/view/1023 The New Normal 2021-10-08T09:43:54+00:00 Tayyibah Tahier writing360@uwc.ac.za Copyright (c) 2020 University of the Western Cape https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/article/view/1000 Contributors 2021-10-07T09:38:02+00:00 Martina van Heerden writing360@uwc.ac.za <p>Anna Nguyen (Research article)</p> <p>Mia Uys (Short story)</p> <p>Jerome Coetzee (Poetry)</p> <p>Jamie Conway (Poetry)</p> <p>Kirsten Deane (Poetry)</p> <p>Summayyah Koli (Poetry)</p> <p>Aisha Rowbotttom (Poetry)</p> <p>Celine Solomons (Poetry)</p> <p>Tayyibah Tahier (Poetry)</p> Copyright (c) 2021 University of the Western Cape https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/article/view/1001 Editorial Board 2021-10-07T09:42:03+00:00 Martina van Heerden writing360@uwc.ac.za <p>Martina van Heerden - Editor in Chief</p> <p>Stephanie Williams - Content Manager and Social Media Wiz</p> Copyright (c) 2021 University of the Western Cape https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/article/view/1002 About the journal 2021-10-07T09:44:32+00:00 Martina van Heerden writing360@uwc.ac.za <p>WritingThreeSixty is a bi-annual, interdisciplinary journal for research essays and creative works. First launched in 2014 as an initiative of the English department at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), WritingThreeSixty now forms part of the broader community within the Arts Faculty and Humanities at UWC. This journal maintains the standard of peer review and wishes to provide a platform to develop a culture of publishing among postgraduate and emerging students, as well as established creative artists within UWC and South Africa at large.<br>WritingThreeSixty also forms part of co-curricular graduate culture at UWC that affords students the opportunity to develop professional skills through the voluntary leadership and service positions created through the journal. These positions include the management of the journal and its team, editorial outputs, as well as our digital marketing efforts that are presented through social media and our online website.</p> Copyright (c) 2021 University of the Western Cape https://epubs.ac.za/index.php/w360/article/view/999 Call for papers 2021-10-07T09:32:38+00:00 Martina van Heerden writing360@uwc.ac.za Copyright (c) 2021 University of the Western Cape