mission of Anamesa
is to provide a forum in which NYU
graduate students may share their interdisciplinary work and examine
that of fellow students. Our intention is to generate and transmit
disciplines by engaging the broad themes that ground our work,
establishing a record of how NYU graduate students have thought about
these issues over time.
the summer of 2002, three graduate students from New York University's John
W. Draper Program in Humanities and Social Thought
and the Center
for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
entertained the idea of creating a publication by and for the graduate
community at NYU. Reflecting on their experiences as interdisciplinary
students at NYU, they envisioned an intelligent, literary space in
which to converge upon, examine, and debate the broad themes that
ground the work of the graduate community. The result of these early
efforts was Anamesa,
NYU’s provocative biannual interdisciplinary
emerged with a
simple ideology: that each issue be tied together by a specific theme,
such as democracy, culture, or violence, with the option to
periodically publish on other themes relevant to current times.
Embracing as many forms of expression as we can print, Anamesa
publishes essays, photography, artwork, fiction, criticism, and poetry.
We release a call for papers at the start of each semester that details
the upcoming theme and invites submissions from all graduate NYU
students and recent alumni. The new issues of Anamesa
are available to the graduate community in print and online versions by
the end of each semester.
the spring of 2003, the staff of Anamesa
released its debut, "The Democracy Issue," setting the first stone of a
new fixture within NYU’s graduate community. We invite you to
explore and utilize all that Anamesa has to offer.
to NYU interdisciplinarity in print.
DiFeo & Amy Shaw
is a biannual publication funded by the following entities of New
York University's Graduate
School of Arts and Science: the Dean's Office,
W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master's Program in Humanities and Social
Thought, and the Graduate
Currently maintained by:
Past updates by:
Christine Olson, Philip Arnone, Spring 2011-Spring 2012
Adrian Versteegh, Julie
Baumgardner, and Myong Yee Chin, Spring 2010–Spring 2011.
Anna W. Bardaus, Summer 2009–January 2010,
Fall 2007–Fall 2008,
Yael Korat, Spring 2007–Fall 2007.
site was redesigned in 2006 by William
As of 2010, the Anamesa masthead is set in Hoefler, a recent font developed by Apple and Joseph Hoefler, inspired by the seventeenth-century baroque types of Jean Jannon and Nicholas Kis. It features automatic ligatures, the round and long s, and old-style figures and swashes.
From 2003 to 2009, the masthead was set in Marigold,
a font originally designed by calligrapher Arthur Baker, and released
by Agfa Compugraphic in 1989.
Editor in Chief
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Silvina Sterin Pensel