Call for Papers by Graduate Students and Post-Graduates

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

Text in Context is a graduate student and post-graduate journal published electronically by current graduate students and post-graduates of the English Department at 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 and such topics as pedagogy and instructional design, localization of language in the brain, regional dialects and their origins, or interpretations of texts.

Book Reviews
We are seeking book reviews of scholarly texts that have been published within the past two years (2013 to present). Reviews should be no more than 1,000 words and should conform to the MLA guidelines listed below.

Submission Guidelines
Please send submissions electronically to as MS Word email attachments. 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.

Submissions may be as brief 2000 words in length (the maximum word count is 7,500). Submissions should be set in 11pt, Palatino font, double-spaced, with 1" margins, and should adhere to 2009 MLA style. All submissions must be the author's original thought and must include a complete works cited page also in MLA format.

In addition to the submission, 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 or have completed a graduate degree at an accredited university. Submissions must be previously unpublished. The author retains all future publishing rights but must acknowledge prior publication in Text in Context.