[UPDATE] Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal - 15 September 2013

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Southern Connecticut State University

Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal

Text in Context is a graduate student journal published electronically by Southern Connecticut State University. We seek submissions exploring the text itself and its function(s) and implications both internally and externally—literary analysis, poetry studies, critical theory, popular reception of a particular work, close readings, historical relevance, etc. Though the journal primarily deals with English studies, we welcome original papers from other disciplines, provided those papers focus on the text and/or its context—pedagogy and instructional design, localization of language in the brain, regional dialects and their origins, etc.

The first issue of Text in Context (Fall 2013) will include selected papers from the April 2013 Southern Connecticut State University Annual Graduate English Conference. We currently seek additional scholarly papers to include in the publication.

Sample topics may include, but are not limited to:

African-American studies
adaptations of texts
archival research
comparative literature
children's literature
composition and rhetoric
critical theory
cultural studies
digital texts
digital humanities
disability studies
Diaspora studies
film studies
gender studies
graphic texts
historical studies
interdisciplinary approach
interpretations of literature
language acquisition
Latino/a Studies
LGBT studies
media studies
medieval studies
professional writing
reception of texts
secondary education
teaching with technologies
technology studies
textual studies
visual culture
women's studies
writing across the curriculum

Submission Guidelines

The submission deadline for our Fall 2013 issue is September 15, 2013. The deadline for our Spring 2014 issue will be February 28, 2014.

Please send submissions electronically to textincontext.southernct@gmail.com as MS Word email attachments. Submissions are reviewed anonymously; thus, author name and contact information should appear in a separate file and not in the manuscript itself.

Submissions should be no longer than 2,500 words in length, set in 12pt, Times New Roman font, double-spaced, with 1" margins, and adhere to 2009 MLA style. All submissions must be the author's original thought and therefore must include a complete works cited page also in MLA format. Please also include a short abstract and author bio, no more than 150 words each.

If figures, illustrations, and/or video clips accompany the submission, please present them in separate files. The author has sole responsibility for any copyright permissions and fees.


Authors must be currently enrolled in a program of graduate study at an accredited university. Submissions must be previously unpublished, but the author retains future publishing rights.

Editorial Board

Nicole Lowman
Jennifer Garcia
Chelsea Dodds
Katie Sutton

Please direct any further inquiries to Nicole Lowman at textincontext.southernct@gmail.com