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Text in Context: A Graduate Journal

Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal
Text in Context is a graduate and post-graduate scholarly journal published electronically on WordPress and housed in the English Department at Southern Connecticut State University.

The editors, who are SCSU English graduate students and post-graduates, seek submissions exploring the text itself. Areas of inquiry include but are not in any way limited to such topics and disciplinary approaches such as literary analysis, poetry studies, critical theory, popular reception of a particular work, close readings, historical relevance, global raciality studies, postcolonial theory, feminist theory, queer studies, and media studies (please see the list of suggested areas of study below). 

We welcome original papers from all disciplines, provided that submissions focus on texts and/or the context of texts.

Text in Context also has a Facebook page.

Areas of Inquiry

  • African-American studies
  • adaptations of texts
  • archival research
  • comparative literature
  • children’s literature
  • composition and rhetoric
  • critical theory
  • cultural studies
  • digital texts
  • digital humanities
  • disability studies
  • Diaspora studies
  • environmental/ecological
  • film studies
  • gender studies
  • graphic texts
  • historical studies
  • interdisciplinary approach
  • interpretations of literature
  • inter-textualities
  • language acquisition
  • LGBT studies
  • linguistics
  • literacies
  • media studies
  • medieval studies
  • poetics
  • pedagogy
  • professional writing
  • reception of texts
  • secondary education
  • teaching with technologies
  • technology studies
  • textual studies
  • theater
  • translations
  • visual culture
  • women's studies
  • writing across the curriculum

Guidelines for Submission

Please send submissions electronically to as MS Word email attachments. The editorial board reviews submissions anonymously; thus, author name and contact information should appear in a separate file and not in the manuscript itself. 

Submissions may be from 1500 to 7500 words in length, set in 12pt, Times New Roman font, double-spaced, with 1” margins, and adhere to 2009 MLA style. All submissions must be the author’s original thought and therefore must include a complete works cited page also in current MLA format. Please also include a short abstract and 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.

Requirements for Publication

Authors must be currently enrolled in a program of graduate study at an accredited university or have graduated from an accredited university with a Master's degree or higher. Submissions must be previously unpublished, but the author retains future publishing rights.

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