CFP: Academic Writing and the Essay (3/1/05; journal issue)

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Gina Barreca
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Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory publishes
critical essays which interpret texts from an
engaging, coherent theoretical perspective and which
provide original, close readings of texts. Because
Lit addresses a general literate audience, we
encourage essays unburdened by excessive theoretical
jargon. We do not restrict the journal's scope to
specific periods, genres, or critical paradigms.
Submissions must use MLA citation style. Please send
essays in triplicate (if outside the US or Canada, one
copy will do), along with a 100 word abstract, to
Regina Barreca, Editor, Lit: Literature Interpretation
Theory, Department of English, 215 Glenbrook Rd., Box
4025, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT,
06269-4025, USA.

"The Future of Academic Writing and the Essay"

Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory seeks
submissions for a special issue devoted to the future
of academic writing in literary studies. Now that the
"golden age of criticism and theory" has passed, many
new influences–cultural, ideological, and
economic--are coming to bear on academic writing. The
contributions to the issue should explore the forces
that are creating a new ethos for scholarly writing.
What role will the essay, still the predominant
non-fictional form in the West, as opposed to the
professional article, play in these developments? In
sum, how should academics write and to what end? Each
contribution should engage with at least one literary,
essayistic, rhetorical, or theoretical text so as to
illuminate the future of academic writing.
Contributions should be from 2000-4000 words in
length. Guest Editor: Robert Con Davis-Undiano,
Neustadt Professor of Comparative Literature,
University of Oklahoma.

Guest Editor:
Robert Con Davis-Undiano

Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2005

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