The Mind's Eye


First published as a peer-reviewed and MCLA faculty-driven journal in 1977, The Mind’s Eye has served the community as a platform for civic engagement and critical thinking for over 30 years. Today, The Mind’s Eye has broadened its reach as a dynamic research and praxis initiative  that explores a wide range of cultural topics, socio-political inquiries, theoretical concerns, and creative practices from within an interdisciplinary framework. The Mind’s Eye aspires to expand the cultural footprint of MCLA by showcasing faculty research and creating innovative programming for local and global audiences alike. 

All former print issues are held by MCLA’s Eugene L. Freel Library and available in digitized form


With invigorated interest in fostering cross-institutional ties, The Mind’s Eye has forged a dynamic partnership with MASS MoCA. Through justice-oriented and equity-centered projects, including Slow: A Symposium in Praxis & Theory and CARE SYLLABUS, The Mind’s Eye and MASS MoCA partnership provides a venue for transdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue to address intersecting contemporary social concerns, including COVID-19, racial justice, and environmental stewardship. 


The Mind’s Eye hosts works-in-progress colloquia featuring MCLA faculty. Colloquia are designed to give faculty an opportunity to share their current research or creative projects with colleagues and benefit from questions and discussion. The call for colloquia participants is currently closed. 

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Dr. Victoria Papa
Assistant Professor of English & Director of The Mind's Eye