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CFP: Open Words

Submitted by syntaxfactory on April 5, 2010 - 2:10pm

Bill Thelin
Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to remind you that Open Words is actively seeking submissions for future issues. Open Words is a refereed, twice-yearly journal dedicated to disseminating research, theories, and issues focused on the teaching of composition, reading, and related courses in open-admission colleges and universities.

We publish articles that focus on the unique experience of open-admissions students as they negotiate the required or remedial first year courses in English and Language Arts departments. While we are particularly interested in attempts to utilize cultural studies or critical theory in these classes, we are also soliciting practical or research-based submissions about classroom materials for first-year students, technological innovations, narratives about difficult moments in teaching open-admissions students, institutional critiques, the relationship to student services, and program development. We also like to see review articles of books that have relevance to this type of teaching.

Please send all manuscripts or inquiries to the editors, Bill Thelin and John Tassoni, at or

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