Call for Papers
for a Special Issue of
Teaching Toward A Public Sphere
Guest Editor: Joseph Harris
Readerly/Writerly Texts: Essays on Literature, Literary/Textual Criticism, and Pedagogy, a refereed semiannual, international journal, invites submissions for a special issue (Spring/Summer 2001), guest-edited by Joseph Harris, on Teaching Toward A Public Sphere. The aim of this issue is to open up a discussion about ways in which the classroom teaching of writing can help students prepare to take part in discourses and controversies beyond the academy. What kinds of public spheres now existCor have a possibility of coming into existenceCin our culture? What are the material and institutional supports of (or constraints on) these publics? How can critics and intellectuals hope to inflect their workings? How can teachers of writing also participate in such projects? These are the sorts of questions we hope contributors will addressChopefully, in essays that are as attentive to actual practices of teaching as to nuances of theory. (New) Deadline for 15-20 page essays in MLA style: 15 June 2000. Essays may be included in a planned anthology to be published by a university press. Send essays to: Joseph Harris, Duke University, Box 90236, Durham NC 27708-0236.
You can also contact Ollie Oviedo, Editor, Readerly/Writerly Texts: E-mail: ENMURWT@ENMU.EDU
Guidelines for Submissions: Send a brief abstract (2-3 paragraphs will do), three double-spaced hard copies, a SASE (4 x 9 2), and enough unattached postage for the sets we will send to three readers. Do not identify the author by his or her name in the manuscript or notes, but in a cover letter which should also contain the author's address and the title of his or her work. Use the third person to refer to your authorship of previous works. Manuscripts accepted for publication must be typed in any version of WordPerfect or MS Word for Windows (IBM PC compatibles), using MLA style and submitted on a 3.5-inch HD diskette, with three additional hard (printed) copies. Content/Bibliographic Endnotes, in addition to parenthetical notes, and a list of Works Cited are required. Read below our "Editorial Policy and Guide to Authors."
Call for Papers for an Anthology on
Texts & Technology
Eds. Ollie O. Oviedo, John Barber, and Janice R. Walker
The editors are seeking submissions that address socio-cultural, ideological, technical, and/or pedagogical concerns relating to digital technologies (hypertext, hypermedia, cyberspace, cyberculture), literacy, and society as a whole as they relate to thinking about and production and apprehension of texts (online texts as well as those created using technological means for print dissemination) for an anthology of essays on "Texts and Technology" to be published in 2000 by a major publisher. The anthology will contain essays selected from those published in the Fall/Winter 1999 Special Issue of the journal Readerly/Writerly Texts as well as those accepted as a result of this call for papers and will include a foreword by a prominent scholar in the field..
We are interested in submissions of 20-25 pages in MLA manuscript style (using parenthetical notes, content end notes, and a list of works cited following MLA format for print sources and COS-Humanities style for electronic sources). For more information, see the Guidelines for Submissions at: http://www.cas.usf.edu/english/walker/texts/guidelines.html
Deadline for submissions: September 1, 1999. Send three copies of the abstract and complete paper, with sufficient unattached postage to mail to outside reviewers, and a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:
Janice R. Walker: JWALKER@gsvms2.cc.gasou.edu
Department of Writing and Linguistics, P. O. Box 8026
2224 Newton Building
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA 30460
Tel: (912) 681-0739. Fax: (9120 681-0783
Ollie O. Oviedo: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Languages and Literature
Eastern New Mexico University
Portales, NM 88130
Tel: (505) 562-2742. Fax: (505) 562-2362
About Readerly/Writerly Texts
The journal publishes essays on critical theory, literary and textual criticism, editorial theory and practices, the interrelations between literature and the social sciences, rhetoric and composition, and related pedagogies. It also publishes book reviews, graphics, graphic prose, and cartoons. R/W Texts is a pluralistic forum for faculty/scholars and students in Ph.D. programs to exchange and advance the theoretical constructs that affect writers and their audiences. It attempts to enhance the ongoing heuristic dialogue on theoretical methods of proceeding, such as the Dialectic, Operational, Problematic, and Logistic—from the classic texts (e.g., Plato's) to contemporary trends in literary criticism (e.g., Marxism, Psychological, Formalism, Structuralism and Semiotics, Poststructuralism, Cultural, Reader-Response) —and issues such as the Canon and Authorial Intention.
R/W Texts is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ). It is associated with the Research Network Forum/Conference on College Composition and Communication/ National Council of Teachers of English through its editor, Ollie O. Oviedo. An electronic Subscription Form can be requested from Ollie Oviedo, Editor, R/W Texts
Subscription Rates, yearly (U.S. & Foreign): individuals, $22.00 U.S. (students, $ 14.00); institutions, $35.00. Add $6.00 U.S. for international postage.
R/W Texts is indexed and listed and/or abstracted in:
* Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL)
*Abstracts of English Studies
*American Humanities Index
*International Bibliography of Book Reviews (IBR)
*International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (IBZ)
*Modern Language Association of America International Bibliography (MLA)
*Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI)
*Arts and Humanities Citation Index (A & HCI)
Editorial Board Members
Dorothy Augustine, Chapman University; Roy C. Boland, La Trobe University, Australia; Addison Bross, Lehigh University; Vincent Casaregola, Saint Louis University; Robert Con Davis, University of Oklahoma; James Dubinsky, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; James Connor, Kean University; Inger Enkvist, Lunds Universitet; Sweden; Mary Finneran, Eastern New Mexico University; Janet Owens Frost, Eastern New Mexico University; Stephanie B. Gibson, University of Baltimore; Nelson González Ortega, Universitetet I Oslo, Norway; Doris Starr Guilloton, New York University; Nancy V. Henderson, Orange Coast College; Douglas Hilt, University of Hawaii; Lisa Iyer, Scripps/Claremont Colleges; Fred Kemp, Texas Tech University; AnnLouise Keating, Aquinas College; Neil Kleinman, University of Baltimore; Kim Brian Lovejoy, Indiana University; Seymour Menton, University of California; Antony Oldknow, Eastern New Mexico University; Gary Olson, University of South Florida; Betty Osorio de Negret, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia; Ollie O. Oviedo, Eastern New Mexico University; Hector Orjuela, Bogotá, Colombia; Jorge Eliecer Pardo, Bogotá, Colombia; Carlos Orlando Pardo, Ibagué, Colombia; James Porter, Purdue University; Flor Romero, Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia; Teresa Anta San Pedro, The College of New Jersey; Dennis Seager, Oklahoma State University; Anthony Schroeder, Eastern New Mexico University; Stephen Tabachnick, University of Oklahoma; Jonathan Tittler, University of Auckland, New Zealand; Joseph Tyler, State University of West Georgia; Janice Walker, Georgia Southern University; Raymond Leslie Williams, University of California; Ross W. Winterowd, University of Southern California.
Editorial Policy and Guide to Authors
When submitting manuscripts for consideration, include three double-spaced hard copies, a SASE (4 x 9 2), and enough unattached postage for the copies we will send to three readers. Do not identify the author by his or her name in the manuscript or notes, but in a cover letter which should also contain the author's address and the title of his or her work. Use the third person to refer to your authorship of previous works. Manuscripts accepted for publication must be typed in any version of WordPerfect or MS Word for Windows (IBM PC compatibles), using MLA style and submitted on a 3.5-inch HD diskette, with three additional hard (printed) copies. Content/ Bibliographic Endnotes, in addition to parenthetical notes, and a list of Works Cited are required. Custom formatting codes scattered throughout the document conflict with the master document codes and must be removed in a tedious and time consuming process, so please restrict codes for margins, line spacing, tabs, justification, hyphenation, and font to the first page. Use BLOCK and SMALL font size (9 Times New Roman) for long quotations and Endnotes to utilize non-interfering revertible codes. Use hanging indent codes for Works Cited (so do not tab or indent the lines following the author line). Do not use the space bar for centering or in place of tabs and indents, use the appropriate WordPerfect or MS Word codes. Use italics for emphasis and titles, not underlining. Do not use headers or footers; thus type Endnotes as "regular" text, that is, without using the automatic Note/reference function feature of your word processor. Scan your final version for spelling, mechanics of documentation, and extraneous codes before submitting. The editor reserves the right to edit manuscripts to adjust them to the editorial needs of the journal and to make the final decision about their publication. Unsolicited manuscripts will be considered for publication. Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 15 January for the Spring/Summer issue; 15 October for Fall/Winter (although sometimes we might extend those deadlines, so please call to check). Deadline for Announcements and Calls for Papers, Letters to the Editor, advertising: any date within reasonable time to meet our publishing schedule.
All quotations from works translated should be in English unless it is imperative that they be in the original language (although in this case quotations in the original language can go under Endnotes. Indicate the name of the translator and the pagination corresponding to the original version or the pagination of the published English version in parentheses. Place original language quotations in parentheses immediately after the English translation. If the translator is the same as the submitter, translate the title into English and mention that title only once; thereafter use the titles in the original language. Use appropriate documentation for titles of unpublished translations. Translations should be accompanied by a copy of the original work, a written permission from the author or from the publisher holding the copyright (though this may not apply if the material is public domain).