Xchanges e-journal Graduate Issue (5/17) TC/Comp/Rhet/WAC: "Textual Evolution"
Call for Papers:
"Textual Evolution: Assessing Changes in Textual Production and Interpretation in the Classroom, Workplace, and Cyberspace"
The Xchanges online journal is a refereed interdisciplinary Technical Communication, Rhetoric/Writing, and WAC journal published by New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech). For Issue 6.2, Xchanges is seeking article-length submissions by graduate students from American and international graduate programs in TC, Writing/Rhetoric, and English Education that address, in any interpretation, the above theme. Projects may be submitted in either traditional print or webtext formats. We are eager to receive submissions that examine the ways in which new multimodal writing platforms and contexts create opportunities and challenges for student writers, workplace writers, and participants in public digital discourses online. Few possible directions for papers are represented by the following three paper-title samples:
"The Evolving Ethos of Textual Production in Cyberspace"
"Collaborative Writing Online and in the Classroom: Competing or Complimentary Models?"
"Social Networking Tools, Scholarly Discourse, and New Methods of Academic Publication'"
Because the focus of the journal Xchanges is broad and inclusive, the journal editors sought a capacious theme for Issue 6.2 and thus wish to receive a broad array of approaches to the issue theme by graduate-student scholars.
Submissions can be of various lengths, as some submissions will be in journal-article format and others will be web-based ("webtexts"). The form of an author's text should be at once comprehensible, innovative, and appropriate to the information the author is presenting. Text-based (or "traditional") submissions should be sent as Word attachments and should conform to MLA style. We prefer traditional submissions to be within the fifteen- to twenty-five-page range (including notes and Works Cited). Authors of webtexts should check for cross-browser compatibility and should make all efforts to ensure that links are functional and that markup is clean. Email all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The schedule for Issue 6.2 is as follows:
May 17, 2010 – Manuscript/Webtext submissions due
July 9, 2010 – Editorial decisions announced
September 13, 2010 – Publication date of issue
Submissions to or questions regarding this issue should be sent to email@example.com.
Submissions to Xchanges are evaluated by the journal editor and the Editorial board. Texts published in Xchanges are indexed in MLA International Bibliography. Authors whose texts are selected will be required to submit a brief biographical statement.