Essays on Literary, Composition, and Pedagogical Theory
Editor: Ollie O. Oviedo, Eastern New Mexico University
Associate Editor: Janice R. Walker, Georgia Southern University
Editorial Board and Contributing Editors
About the Journal
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 at: ENMURWT@ENMU.EDU
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 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).
R/W Texts has often been funded by ENMU through a grant from the Office of Grant and Contract Management. We are grateful to President Everett Frost for securing this grant.
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