Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal

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

TEXT IN CONTEXT is a graduate student journal published electronically by graduate students in the English Department at Southern Connecticut State University.

To view the current issues go to: http://textincontextgraduatestudentjournal.wordpress.com/

We seek submissions from a range of disciplines exploring the text itself and its functionality as well as its implications and impact. The topics of papers we accept have included literary analysis, poetry studies, critical theory, popular reception of a particular work, close readings, historical context, evolution of the text, relevance in contemporary culture, etc.

Though many of the submissions to the journal derive from areas related to English studies, we welcome original papers from other disciplines, provided those papers focus on the text and/or its context. For instance, pedagogy and instructional design, localization of language in the brain, regional dialects and their origins are all of relevance.

In addition to general submissions as described above, the Spring 2015 issue (Volume 2, Issue 2) will include scholarly papers on the special topic "Pedagogy in Context."

Papers submitted on this topic should explore the ways in which different methods of pedagogy are studied and utilized, with a particular emphasis on newer or atypical pedagogical methods. Pedagogy papers can include, but are not limited to, the following approaches:

• How is pedagogy changing with the advent of the 21st century? What role does technology play in the classroom?
• Do pedagogical approaches change in effectiveness between more affluent and poorer districts?
• How are minorities, English Language Learners, and students with disabilities accommodated in schools? Are they integrated into the ordinary classroom, or are they segregated?
• How are more atypical pedagogical approaches, such as film studies or integration of popular culture, received in today's academic environment? What place do they hold in schools, if any?

We are also seeking book reviews of scholarly texts that have been published within the past two years (2012 to present). Reviews should be no more than 1,000 words and should conform to the MLA guidelines listed below.

The submission deadline for our Spring 2015 issue will be February 1, 2015.

Please send submissions electronically to textincontext.southernct@gmail.com as MS Word email attachments, indicating in the body of the email to which section you are submitting your paper. Our editorial board employs anonymous peer review in its selection process; thus, author name and contact information should appear in a separate file and not in the manuscript itself.

We accept submissions as short as 1000 words and as long as 5000. The submission should be set in 12pt, Palatino font, double-spaced, with 1" margins, and should adhere to 2009 MLA style. All submissions must be the author's original though and must include a complete works cited page also in MLA format. Please include with the submission a short abstract and third-person author bio of 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.

Jennifer Garcia
Darcey Lovell
Leslie Arthur
Tamara King
John-Carlos Eire