renderRender, in association with Carleton University’s Art History Graduate Student’s Society, is a student-run publication dedicated to the dissemination of ideas rooted in visual culture. Recognizing that academic work can often be an isolated process, it is the purpose of the journal to provide graduate students with an open forum to circulate their ideas to a wider audience.

The journal committee welcomes applications from graduate students at the MA and PhD levels, whose work is dedicated to visual culture—both contemporary and historic.

To visit the journal website, click the following link:

For questions and inquires please contact the journal committee:

  • Emily Putnam (Editor)
  • Katie Kendall (Co-Editor)


Follow Render on Twitter: @Render_Journal

Render Journal Committee, c/o Laurie Jaeger
423 St. Patrick’s Building
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6

Journal Selection Process:

  • Must be an academic paper between 10-25 pages (double spaced with proper citations and bibliography)
  • Only one submission/student
  • Open to all Carleton University graduate students
  • 2014/2015 Deadline: TBD
  • Please send the full paper along with a 250 word abstract to 
  • Successful candidates selected by peer review 

Exhibition Review Submission Process:

In keeping with Render’s mission to foster dialogue about topics based in visual culture, the journal committee is pleased to introduce a new exhibition reviews section. We acknowledge the importance of engaging with arts and culture institutions outside of academia and it is our hope that providing this platform will encourage students to participate in Ottawa’s vibrant local art scene.

We welcome submissions from MA and PhD students in art history and related fields.


Render accepts proposals for exhibition reviews year-round. Submissions are open to graduate students at Carleton University.
Please send the following to, Subject: Exhibition Review

• The title and location of the exhibition
• A brief description of the exhibition and the approach you intend to take
• The month you would like your review to be published

The journal committee will assess all proposals and notify authors. Successful students must submit their completed review for editing 10 days before the end of the month. All reviews are posted on the last day of the month.


• 500 – 800 words
• Include the title, location, and dates of the exhibition at the beginning of the review
• Any references should be footnoted, Chicago style


Images and permissions must be obtained from the institution in question. Please contact the journal committee if you have any questions regarding the acquisition and use of images for your review.