We hope you’ll consider expanding your audience across the Atlantic and submitting to JoSch: Journal der Schreibwissenschaft (JoSch: Journal of Writing Studies). The journal is sponsored by the German Society for Writing Didactics and Research (Gesellschaft für Schreibdidaktik und -Forschung), the national professional organization for writing studies scholars and practitioners in German-speaking countries. JoSch is publishing its first English-only issue and invites contributions on the theme below.
Call for Papers
JoSch vol. 25 (01/2023)
Concepts, Community and Collaboration
Writing studies, writing center practice and research, and the teaching of academic writing have developed not only into a trans-disciplinary but also a transnational endeavor. People and ideas, books and concepts within our field have been traveling back and forth across countries and continents. Sometimes the resulting connections, traditions, influences might be implicit but often scholars and practitioners are well aware of who or what has shaped one’s own work in our shared field.
We are primarily looking for collaborative contributions from diverse teams of authors centering on their experiences with each other’s work. We invite these teams to explore the back and forth of writing concepts, theory, and practice across national, institutional, and disciplinary borders. Submissions by single authors are nonetheless possible.
We suggest considering questions such as:
What did you learn from your co-author(s), from their discipline, line of research, cultural background, etc. that influences your work in writing studies?
How did your own thinking benefit from a specific example of collaboration or community work in writing studies (i. e. work in a community of practice, Wenger 2008)?
Which travelling concepts (i. e. Mieke Bal 2002, Neumann & Nünning 2012) have been especially important for your work and perspectives on writing? What impact did they have? (e.g., what were their “travel routes”?) How where they transformed in the process?
Which concepts from “non-English” writing research should ‘travel’ more intensively on an international level?
Where are the regional blind spots in the traveling of ideas and concepts?
What could be done to foster international exchange (even more)?
Submissions should be in English and between 10,000 – 22,000 characters (incl. spaces). See our Style sheet<https://www.wbv.de/fileadmin/webshop/pdf/Stylesheet_JoSch_en.pdf> for details.
Submission deadline: November 1st, 2022
We look forward to reading your submissions!
All the best,
Gerd Bräuer, University of Eucation, Freiburg, Germany
Lawrence Clearly, Chair of the European Writing Centers Association, University of Limerick, Ireland
Matthew Davis, Co-Editor of Composition Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
Andrea Scott, Associate Professor of Academic Writing and Director of College Writing, Pitzer College, USA & Research Associate, Center for Teaching and Learning, European University Viadrina, Frankurt Oder, Germany
Susan Thomas, President, Council of Writing Program Administrators, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia