CFP: Ecocriticism and the Practice of Reading (11/1/04; journal issue)

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Call for Papers

READER: Essays in Reader-Oriented Theory, Criticism and Pedagogy seeks submissions of essays for a special issue, "Ecocriticism and the Practice of Reading." We are interested in essays that explore and reflect upon reading-oriented theory and practical applications in composition and literary studies. What is the relationship between reading and ecological thinking? How does the practice of critical reading enrich the study of social and biological interrelationships? What pedagogical strategies for reading, interpreting, and analyzing texts (in and outside the classroom) contribute to the fundamental questions in reader-oriented theory, criticism and pedagogy. Why do we read? What do we read? How do we read?

Reader is a semiannual publication that generates discussion on reader-response theory, criticism, and pedagogy. An interdisciplinary journal, Reader encourages submissions in areas such as literature, reading research, gender studies, rhetoric, composition, visual representation, and cultural studies. Originating in 1976 as a newsletter responding to the growing interest in reader-response criticism and theory within literary studies, the journal now has international circulation and contributors from diverse backgrounds. Reader is owned and published by University of Pittsburgh <> with the cooperation of the English Department <> . For more information on Reader, visit the journal's website:

Queries are welcome. Send to Essays should be 20 - 30 pages in length, and should be submitted in MLA and MS Word formats. Essays will need to be received no later than November 1, 2004 to the guest editor, Prof. Mark C. Long, electronically, at, or in hard copy, to:

Prof. Mark C. Long
Department of English
229 Main Street
Keene State College
Keene, NH 03435-1402

Mark C. Long
Associate Professor, English and American Studies
Chair, Department of English
Keene State College
229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435-1402

Tel: 603 358-2695
Fax: 603 358-2773

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