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Creative Works needed for Race: Embodying Academia Conference

Albany, NY
Organization: University at Albany, SUNY
Categories: Digital Humanities, Genre & Form, Gender & Sexuality, Women's Studies, Adventure & Travel Writing, Children's Literature, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Narratology, Poetry
Event Date: 2019-04-05 to 2019-04-06 Abstract Due: 2019-01-18

Each year, SUNY Albany hosts the English Graduate Student Organization Conference. We are currently accepting proposals for creative works to present at our upcoming conference, Race: Embodying Academia, which will take place at the University at Albany in downtown Albany on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6. 

We welcome any and all creative works that explore the many ways in which race, racism, and racialization function in academia. Creative writing proposals may include readings of your own creative work, explorations of craft and theory, discussions of creative writing pedagogy, navigating the publishing world, and the professionalization of creative writing related to the conference's themes.

Submission Guidelines:
Please provide a one-page proposal describing your presentation in terms of format: a reading, screening, panel proposal, etc. In the same document, please include an excerpt of the work you propose to present at the conference, following the guidelines below.


Fiction and non-fiction: please limit your excerpt to 2,500 words.
Poetry: please limit your excerpt to 5 pages.
Drama: please limit your excerpt to 8 pages.
Comics: please limit your excerpt to 5 pages.
Audio/Visual work: please include a link to listen to the clip or watch the film online. A/V submissions should not exceed 8 minutes in running time.
Hybrid work: use your best judgment, but please do not exceed 10 pages.

We are especially interested in seeing submissions from groups of writers and artists who've been historically excluded from academia and publishing. As such, we strongly encourage writers of color, disabled writers, women and non-binary writers, LGBTQ+ writers, and first-generation graduate students.

The full CFP for academic papers is available at UPenn: https://call-for- papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2018/ 11/01/race-embodying-academia

Submissions should be sent to through Barzakh's Submittable  page.
https://barzakhmagazine. submittable.com/submit/ a3a4c290-354a-4e4c-a3e0- f1e46163a65b/2019-suny-albany- egso-conference-creative-work

Barzakh is University at Albany's literary journal, run by graduate students in the English department's PhD and MA program. Submissions will be open through January 18, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact egsoalbany@gmail.com. 


Nazia Manzoor