Special Edition Desert Lines

Special Edition Desert Lines

Call for Papers: Special Edition Desert Lines: Interventions in the Borderlands of Australian Literature

Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social Contexts

The Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social Contexts aims to publish articles which advance our knowledge and understanding of social contexts in Australia and internationally with an emphasis on the socio-cultural dimensions of learning in these different contexts and configurations.

This journal occupies a unique place in international publications by reporting research, makes research-to-practice connections, and examines the intersection of learning with the social contexts in which the learning occurs. Learning communities can be large or small groups of people, who learn together, often in pursuit of a common purpose. All research articles in this journal undergoes rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous double-blind refereeing by at least two referees.

This is a call for completed papers for a special literary studies edition. We encourage articles in various fields of research relating to the objective of the theme Desert Lines: Interventions in the Borderlands of Australian Literaturewhich may include, but are not confined to the
the analysis of works that occur at the margins of Australian literature, pointing to newer areas of scholarly investigation.  Examples of essays will include:

  • Representations of the Northern Territory
  • Analysis of writing from the “outback” regions
  • Concerns of marginal identity in literature
  • Debates among avante-garde movements
  • Parameters of publishing and promoting
  • Themes of urbanisation and immigration
  • The teaching of creative writing beyond borderlands

Please submit your articles by 1 August, 2018 to the guest editors Adelle Sefton-Rowston at [email protected] and Ben van Gelderen [email protected]. Please remove your name and any indications of your authorship from the text but include your name, affiliation, keywords (max 8) and a 150 word bio in a separate document. Submissions must follow these guidelines: articles should be between 4000-8000 words long, line spacing 1.15 for whole document, Arial 10 point, justified, 6pt spacing after, APA referencing. Other formats (interviews, reflections, narrative prose etc) are to be consulted with the guest editors. More details on the journal and a detailed style-sheet is available at the journal’s website: http://www.cdu.edu.au/northern-institute/lcj