JLR Special Issue Call “Critical Religious Literacy”


Journal of Literacy Research

There is a growing need for literacy scholars to examine how prejudices impact literacy practices in K-12 contexts and beyond. More broadly, the role of religion, religious literacy, and critical religious literacy cannot be underscored enough in how it shapes public and private discourses. In this special issue, we call on literacy scholars to submit Insights essays and/or empirical research that speak to the role of religion in literacy education “from the heroic to the heinous” and everything in between from a broad range of perspectives (i.e., non-Western, Western, Indigenous) and contexts (private religious to public secular schools, as well as out-of-school contexts). We invite critical religious perspectives that examine the role of religion, religious symbolism, religious texts, and religious hegemony in shaping local, national, and global events and understandings. We are particularly interested in articles that 1) support literacy researchers and educators to discern accurate and credible texts about diverse religious traditions, expressions, and movements; 2) help literacy researchers recognize the internal diversity, variation, and contestations within religious traditions; 3) show how religions have shaped literacy practices across diverse disciplines, domains of knowledge, and epistemologies; and 4) critically examine how literacy has been shaped by religion and the histories of individuals, communities, nations, and regions ranging from conflict to cooperation.

Please submit manuscripts by April 30th, 2024.

Submit your manuscript to the Journal of Literacy Research (JLR) through SAGE Track here: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jlr

See full call on page 12 for the February LRA Newsletter: https://literacyresearchassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Literacy-Research-Association-Newsletter-February-2024.pdf-1.pdf

For specific questions please contact the JLR editorial team at JLRUSC@mailbox.sc.edu

  Deadline/Date: April 30, 2024