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Call for Papers Inaugural Issue of Textual Overtures: Texts, Technologies, and Remediation

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Textual Overtures is a graduate-level peer-reviewed open-access journal published online that offers a space in which rhetoric, composition, and literature can coexist and create a harmony of textual explorations. Overview As graduate students in English from Washington State University representing our English Graduate Organization (EGO), we aim to bring together the voices of our peers that allow differing perspectives to be placed in conversation, so as to facilitate broadening the scope of our own understandings of textual, interdisciplinary communication can have for those learning and teaching as graduate students.For the inaugural issue of Textual Overtures, we will be considering submissions from graduate students of all backgrounds with a focus on the theme: Texts, Technologies, and Remediation. We welcome papers that explore a variety of textualities within our respective academic disciplines that consider how we use technologies to facilitate our pedagogical, practical, and scholarly use of texts. The lines of inquiry listed below are not exhaustive, but are meant to provide a preliminary set of questions that might be useful when formulating submissions: How does the introduction of new technologies impact the work students and teachers do? How might we remediate teaching strategies using technology? When has the focus on technology shifted from what one medium can do to what it can not do? What are the affordances and limitations of different academic technologies in particular disciplines? At what point, if ever, do technologies represent a hindrance to our academic goals? How do the archival potentials of new technologies change the research practices of the humanities? How does technology affect our rhetorical, ideological, critical, and cultural approaches? How does new technology affect the production, consumption, and circulation of texts? Will the advances in technology make obsolete our alliances to canonical texts? What pedagogical strategies facilitate productive engagement with multimodal texts? What is the future of English Studies in the context of new technology? What curriculum and policy changes may help schools and universities make space for the rhetorical resources students bring to classrooms? How should our assessment rubrics, rhetorical norms, and writing standards be revised to accommodate intertextual diversity?

We only accept full manuscripts that are ready to publish. Manuscripts typically run between 3,300 and 7,000 words (or approximately 1225 double-spaced pages), though articles may be shorter or longer in line with your purposes. Please include the attached cover page with your name, university affiliation, title of your paper and an abstract of 150 words or fewer followed by your unmarked submission (see the last page of this CFP or the download link on our website). See below for further details on submission format and genres. Deadline for submission: January 31, 2013. Notification of acceptance or rejection: March 1, 2013.

Please send correspondence and submissions to TextualOvertures@gmail.com. About Textual Overtures Online Textual Overtures is dedicated to creating a space in which rhetoric, composition, and literature can coexist, and further, create a harmony of textual explorations. We are a coalition of graduate students in English at Washington State University committed to promoting a community of graduate scholarship and discourse. We envision Textual Overtures as a cacophony of scholarship which forms a stage for interdisciplinary and multi-perspectived inquiry. We invite graduate students from a variety of settings to submit their work for consideration by their peers. Our journal is open-access, meaning that all submissions are available online for free. Articles are published exclusively online in .PDF format. We encourage contributors to feature links to our journal on your professional website or Curriculum Vitae and hope that this format will foster a wider range of readers than we might attract with a print publication. Submission Guidelines Articles for Textual Overtures may come out of the discussions within and among any number of fields, as long as the argument presented is clearly relevant to the work of college writing teachers, graduate students, and is responsive to recent scholarship in academia. The usefulness of articles to writing teachers should be apparent in the discussion, but articles need not contain explicit sections detailing applications to teaching practices. In writing for Textual Overtures, contributors should consider a highly diverse readership for their article, a readership that includes teachers of college-level writing at diverse institutions and literacy centers, and may include administrators, undergraduate and graduate students, legislators, corporate employers, parents, and alumni. To address such an audience, you need not avoid difficult theories or complex discussions of research and issues or detailed discussions of pedagogy; rather you should consider the interests and perspectives of the variety of readers who are affected by your theories, pedagogies, and policies. Genre, Format, Length, Documentation Graduate students are encouraged to submit articles in whatever genre and format best fits their purposes,and to use alternate genres and formats if they best express their meanings; similarly, the use of endnotes and subheadings should align with the submitted articles purposes and meanings. Articles in Textual Overtures run between approximately 1225 double-spaced pages, though articles may be shorter or longer in line with your purposes. All articles should be documented according to the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (2009). NCTE's Guidelines for Gender-Fair Use of Language can be found here: http://www.ncte.org/positions/statements/genderfairuseoflang. Articles should be composed in a format prepared for online reading. Articles should feature a cover page with the contributors name and university as well as a <150 word abstract. All subsequent pages should be nameless to promote anonymity in the selection process.

Research Practices and Citing Unpublished Work If an article reports the results of empirical or observational research, the contributor will need to be attentive to the ethics as well as the validity of these research methods. In any article, if an article quotes or otherwise reproduces unpublished writing by students or teachers or others, the author will need to get permission from the writers to do so, even if usint their writing anonymously. Permission forms for citing unpublished work are available from the Textual Overtures website. Copyright Textual Overtures publishes all texts with the permission of their authors. Texts may not be published, printed, edited or otherwise used without the permission of the author. The work in Textual Overtures, however, may be read online, downloaded or printed for personal use. Textual Overtures publishes material under a non-exclusivity policy (so that authors can retain the right to submit their work elsewhere) and accepts simultaneous submissions. Submission and Review of Articles Please submit articles by email as a Word attachment. Articles will be read blind by outside reviewers, so please make sure that your name does not appear on the first page and that you do not identify yourself in the text or in the list of works cited. Please include a completed cover letter form to be attached alongside all submissions (available for download from our website.) Book Reviews Textual Overtures Online is currently publishing book review essays and all review essays related to the current theme are invited by the editor. If you have ideas for review essays, please contact the editor.

Textual Overtures Inaugural Issue: Texts, Technologies, and Remediation

Submission Cover Sheet


Please ensure that this cover page precedes your unmarked submission.

Title of the Article: Authors Name: Authors Affiliation: Title: Abstract (no more than 150 words):