[UPDATE] 15 March 2014: "Sex in Context" Volume 1, Issue 2 of "Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal"

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Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal, Southern Connecticut State University

Extended deadline: March 15, 2014

Volume 1, Issue 2 will feature a selection of papers devoted to "Sex in Context." Papers submitted to "Sex in Context" should explore the role of sex and/or sexuality in texts. Some potential questions papers may address include, but are not limited to:

• How does a character's sexuality influence his or her development?
• How does attaining sexual gratification motivate characters or play a role in the text?
• How might sex affect the text's reception by historical or current audiences?
• What does sexuality mean in a particular text?
• How does the text define "normal" and/or "abnormal" sex and/or sexuality?
• What does the text say about cultural definitions of "normal" and/or "abnormal" sex and/or sexuality?

As always, we welcome papers from a variety of fields, provided they relate to our theme of "Sex in Context." Please note that papers engaging with genders studies will be considered for our "Text in Context" section.

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. We currently seek scholarly papers to include in the publication.

Submission Guidelines

The submission deadline for Volume 1, Issue 2 will be March 15, 2014.

Please send submissions electronically to textincontext.southernct@gmail.com as MS Word email attachments, indicating in the body of the email if you are submitting to our "Sex in Context" section. The editorial board reviews submissions 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 third-person 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