Call for Papers
For a SPECIAL ISSUE of
OPEN WORDS: ACCESS And ENGLISH STUDIES
The Teaching, Theorizing, and Research of College-Level Reading and Literacy
Open Words: Access and English Studies is a journal dedicated to publishing articles focusing on political, professional, and pedagogical issues related to teaching composition, reading, ESL, creative writing, and literature to open admissions and non-mainstream student populations. We will be devoting issue 2.2 (spring, 2008) to the multiple disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to reading and literacy. We invite manuscripts from educational psychologists, K-12 reading researchers, compositionists, literacy researchers, and literary theorists to explore ways in which we could improve our college studentsâ€™ attitude toward reading, their comprehension of texts, and their engagement with texts. We are specifically looking for original classroom research on college campuses; an historical summary of reading research and its applicability to open admissions or otherwise at-risk college learners; conversations that go beyond the deficit model of reading instruction; the relationships between multimodal literacies and new media; ways that people put reading to use in their daily lives; and other related topics. If you have any questions, please contact William Thelin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send 15- to 30-page submissions for this special issue of Open Words by July 1, 2007, to the Editors:
Go to http://vig.prenhall.com:8081/catalog/uploads/OpenWords.pdf to see the most recent issue of Open Words or contact your Prentice Hall representative to receive a print copy. Open Words is a refereed journal, published twice yearly.