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Texas Studies in Literature and Language 64-2
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  • ISSN: 0040-4691

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QUARTERLY · 6 x 9 · 136 PAGES/ISSUE · ISSN 0040-4691 · E-ISSN 1534-7303

Hannah C. Wojciehowski and Allen MacDuffie, Editors

Texas Studies in Literature and Language is an established journal of literary criticism publishing substantial essays reflecting a variety of critical approaches and covering all periods of literary history.

Recent Issues

Summer 2022, 64:2

Articles

“The Moon Shines Down the Stair/To See Who’s There”: The Poetics of the Crossword and the Cross Words of Poetics
by David Ben-Merre

Transnational Intimacy in Israel Potter
by Yoshiaki Furui

Between Transgression and Conviviality: Everyday Urban Space and the Carnivalesque Strategies in The Lovely Londoners
by Bomi Jeon

Owning a Sense of Perversity in Ellen Wood’s East Lynne
by Sun Jai Kim

Spring 2022, 64:1

The Surprising Success of C.R. Maturin's Bertram: A Collaboration with Scott, Byron, Kean and Murray
by Jae Young Park

Jinjitsu of the Spirit: Trublood, His Audience, and Lyrical Subversion in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man
by Joel Peckham

The Reading Closet
by Sunggyung Jo

Reading Post-slavery Subjectivities in Chris Ware's Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth
by Teresa Feroli

A Rite of Finitude: Richard Wilbur's Hermeneutic Ontology
by William Tate

Winter 2021, 63:4

The Politics of the Poison Pen: Communism, Caricature, and Scapegoats in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man
by Luke Sayers

Compromised Men and Aspiring Women: The Fatality of Romance in James M. Cain's Depression-Era Novels
by Robert Lance Snyder

Silence, Space, and Absence in Joseph Conrad's African Fiction
by John G. Peters

The Dialectics of Barbarous Civilization: Black Transnational Modernsim in Claude Mckay's Banjo
by Tomohiro Hori

Negotiating the Politics of Chinese Fiction: The Case of Yan Lianke's "Child"
by Haiyan Xie

Fall 2021, 63:3

Creative Creatures
by Patricia Clare Ingham

Charles d'Orléans's "Fowle Langage"
by Holly Barbaccia

"The Surface on Which You Work": Self-Alienation and the Culture of Narcissism in The Edible Woman
by Cailin Flannery Roles

Miserable Communions: Sentimentality in Claudia Rankine's Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric
by Annie Bolotin

A Man in Search of Family: Kinship and Decline in Michel Houellebecq's Submission
by Jay N. Shelat

Summer 2021, 63:2

The Wizard of Awe: An Introduction in Three Parts
by Domino R, Perez

"You Are a Cortez!": Robert Rodriguez's Tejano Sensibility and Restorative Kinship in the Spy Kids Series
by Jennifer Lozano

The Latinx Fantastic: Robert Rodriguez and the Power of His Speculative Storytelling
by Christopher González

Robert Rodriguez: Teaching Creativity
by Charles Ramírez Berg

Speculative-Real Ethnoracial Spaces and the Formation of a Nepantlera Warrior
by Frederick Luis Aldama

From Dawn Till Dusk: El Rey Network and the Evolution of Cable Television in the 2010s
by Alisa Perren

Spring 2021, 63:1

Shakespeare the Formalist: Reading and Rewriting John Marston in the Poets' War
by Meghan C. Andrews

Post-9/11-Disaster Katrina: Reenacting American Innocence in Dave Eggers's Zeitoun
by Jung-Suk Hwang

The Critique of Reason and Biopolitics in William Blake's The Four Zoas
by Haram Lee

A Schoolhouse of Their Own: Economic Erotics in The Children's Hour
by Margaret Speer

Lautrémont, Anarchism and the Origins of the Avant-Garde
by Neil Nehring

Submission & Book Review

Texas Studies in Literature and Language invites essays in all areas and eras of literary studies and on American, British, and world literature. Please submit manuscripts of 8,000–10,000 words, inclusive of notes and works cited, in the most recent version of Word and MLA format (TSLL uses the MLA Handbook, 9th edition). Submissions must be double-spaced in Courier font and 12-point type and should not contain information that reveals the author’s identity. Manuscripts should be sent to: TSLL@austin.utexas.edu. Receipt of a manuscript is acknowledged. Decisions take two to four months and require strong recommendations from one to three reviewers and the editors. Please note we will review only one submission per author per year. TSLL does not accept notes or book reviews.

Manuscripts and editorial correspondence: TSLL@austin.utexas.edu.

Mailing address:

TSLL
Department of English
University of Texas at Austin
204 W 21st Street B5000
Austin, Texas 78712-1164

Peer Review & Publication Ethics

Peer Review Process

Articles submitted to Texas Studies in Literature and Language are initially reviewed by the editors, who determine whether the manuscript will be sent to outside reviewers. If chosen for review, the manuscript is then evaluated in a double-blind process by at least two and usually three outside reviewers, including members of the journal’s Editorial Board, and/or other experts in relevant fields as selected by the editors. This peer review process is designed to ensure that  TSLL publishes only original, accurate, and timely articles that contribute new knowledge, insights or valuable perspectives to our discipline.

Evaluation

Reviewers play a vital role in ensuring the quality of papers published in the journal.

Questions addressed by reviewers include:

  • Is the topic within the scope of the journal?
  • Is the topic significant or sufficiently interesting to warrant publication?
  • Is the scholarship adequately documented and is relevant literature reviewed?
  • Are the research aims and any methodological choices made by author clear and justified?
  • Is the article well organized and clearly written?

Reviewers make one of three recommendations: acceptance, acceptance with revision, rejection. Reviewers are asked to include comments explaining the recommendation to provide authors with suitable feedback to improve the article. Our aim is to create a constructive process that benefits the journal and the authors while respecting the time and efforts of all volunteer reviewers.

Review Timetable

We understand that the timeliness of decisions and publication is a major concern of authors. The typical manuscript is reviewed by one of the editors and sent out to reviewers within a couple of weeks after submission. Reviewers typically have six weeks to prepare their review (a second round of reviews may be solicited if the initial reviewers disagree). Then a couple of weeks are typically required to reconcile reviewer comments (and identify any significant copyediting issues for papers that were accepted or accepted with slight revisions). Thus, it is quite possible that an author could hear back in less than two months from the time of submission. However, the realities of the peer-review process sometimes extend our timeline. You will receive a response as expeditiously as possible. If you are seeking publication for a tenure packet, please allow for ample review time and let us know this is a consideration. Authors receive the reviewers’ comments and are often asked to revise the manuscript in line with the reviewers’ and/or editor’s suggestions. If the revised article is accepted for publication, the editor then determines the journal issue in which it will appear. Authors can help speed the process by ensuring they follow the submission requirements and, if accepted, addressing the reviewers comments and any copy-editing requirements in a timely fashion.

Publication Ethics

The editor(s) and editorial board of Texas Studies in Literature and Language are committed to the following:

  • We will make our best efforts to ensure that our peer-review processes and editorial decisions are fair and unbiased, and that manuscripts are judged solely on their merits by individuals with appropriate levels of expertise in the subject area.
    • We have the right to reject a manuscript at any point in the process if, after an unbiased evaluation, it is the opinion of the editor(s) it does not align with the journal’s mission or editorial policies or would be in conflict with the journal’s legal requirements.
  • We will treat submitted manuscripts as confidential documents and will not discuss them or share information about them with anyone outside the editorial staff, editorial board, potential reviewers, or the publisher.
  • We expect transparency on the part of editors and reviewers regarding potential conflicts of interest and will assign manuscripts to individuals who are not expected to have such conflicts.
  • We expect authors to help us uphold our ethical standards by
    • submitting only original works;
    • respecting the intellectual property rights of others;
    • adhering to the journal’s policies regarding simultaneous submissions;
    • acknowledging sources;
    • appropriately crediting all authors, other research participants, and funding sources;
    • disclosing any potential conflicts of interest; and
    • notifying the editors and/or publisher of any significant errors discovered after submission or publication.
  • We will promptly investigate any credible allegation of unethical or illegal practices related to an article we have published. When warranted, we will issue corrections, retractions, and/or apologies, working with the author(s) as appropriate to find the best resolution.
  • Concerns may be reported directly to the editor(s) or publisher by email at tsll@austin.utexas.edu.

Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

Call for Submissions to TSLL Special Issue:

KAZUO ISHIGURO

This special issue of Texas Studies in Literature and Language focuses on the British Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro. We welcome submissions on all aspects of Ishiguro’s oeuvre – from his novels, stories, and screenplays to his musical compositions – and from any methodological angle or approach: historicist, formalist, psychoanalytic, postcolonial, Marxist, bibliographical, feminist, queer, trans, ecocritical, new materialist, or something else altogether.  We also welcome essays discussing the two cinematic adaptations of Ishiguro’s novels The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go, the stage adaptation of Remains, or the radio drama or audiobook versions of any of his works.

POSSIBLE TOPICS

War, trauma, and history; Race and empire; Sexuality and/or gender identification; Memory, repression, and denial; Ecology and environment; Literary celebrity and notoriety; Posthumanism and biotechnology; Animality; Cognitive affective cultural studies; English nationalism; Medievalism and the legend of Arthur; Experiments in point of view and genre; Emigration and exile; Literary influences and legacies.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2022

Prospective publication: September 2023

Contact email: tsll@austin.utexas.edu

Please submit manuscripts of 6,000-9,000 word inclusive of notes and works cited, in the most recent version of Word and MLA format (TSLL uses the MLA Handbook, 9th edition). Submissions must be double spaced in courier font and 12-point type and should not contain information that reveals the authors identity. Submissions should be sent to tsll@austin.utexas.edu with an email subject line: “Ishiguro Special Issue Submission.”

Indexers

Texas Studies in Literature and Language is indexed and/or abstracted by Academic Search Premier, Arts & Humanities Citation IndexCurrent Contents—Arts & Humanities, Humanities International Complete, IBZ (International Bibliography of Periodical Literature), Literary Criticism Register, MHRA Annual Bibliography of English Languages and Literature, MLA Bibliography, Sociological Abstracts, and Web of Science.

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