Call for papers:
Teaching the Novel and Short Fiction
Academic Exchange Quarterly
print edition ISSN 1096-1453
Winter 2015, Volume 19, Issue 4

IMPACT FACTOR: 5-6 by Google Scholar Metrics,
see 15 publications with Academic Exchange Quarterly in the 5th entry.
If we consider the novel as a narrative in prose dealing with people and their actions in a certain time and in a certain space, all of which conveys a certain vision on the part of the author; if we utilize close reading of verb tenses, adjectives, phrases in apposition, choice of nouns, point of view, and so forth to focus on even only one of the defining aspects of the genre, we can forge a host of questions related to the central issues and interconnecting elements of possibly any great novelist's work. But that is just one way that I try to approach the many challenges we all face when trying to teach the novel, regardless of the language in which we may read and discuss it with our students. This issue is devoted to various practical and theoretical proposals that enable the teaching of the novel to be a genuinely meaningful and effective educational experience for students and instructors.

Who May Submit:
Manuscripts are sought from those whose experiences, methods, and assessments in the high school or college classroom have produced meaningful ways to teach the novel, whether in the traditional classroom, through on-line courses, or a combination of class meetings and web-based work. There is no restriction on the source language of the works and approaches that could be discussed, but I hope that submitted manuscripts will focus on ideas, practices, and suggestions that, while occasionally unique to a foreign language or English classroom, might also transcend the possible advantages and limitations of teaching the novel in any given language. Manuscripts devoted to the challenges of teaching short fiction are also invited.

Please identify your submission with keyword: NOVEL-2

Submission Deadline:
any time until the end of September 2015

Submission Procedure:   

Top ten schools (as of Summer 2014)
Number of articles authored by its faculty
in Academic Exchange Quarterly
          45 articles -- Oklahoma State University
          42 articles -- Ball State University
          30 articles -- University of Houston
          25 articles -- California State University, Fullerton
          24 articles -- California State University, Northridge
          21 articles -- George Mason University
                21 articles -- Kent State University
                21 articles -- Sam Houston State University
                21 articles -- Southern Illinois University
          20 articles -- Texas Woman’s University
                20 articles -- University of Colorado
          19 articles -- University of Massachusetts
          18 articles -- Montana State University
                18 articles -- Louisiana State University
          17 articles -- Pennsylvania State University
Top ten countries (as of Summer 2014)
Number of institutions publishing articles
in Academic Exchange Quarterly
         867 institutions -- The United States
           41 institutions -- Canada
           25 institutions -- United Kingdom
           23 institutions -- Australia
           15 institutions -- China & Hong Kong
           13 institutions -- Taiwan
           12 institutions -- Spain
            9 institutions -- New Zealand
             8 institutions -- Israel
                   8 institutions -- Japan
             7 institutions -- Italy

Academic Exchange Quarterly print edition
since 1997 a subscription based journal
has authors and readers in 50+ countries

AEQ print/paper edition = wide global recognition

Contact Academic Exchange Quarterly by email, postal mail or phone