Reimagining Genre: Taking Academic Work to New Forms of Writing

Five College Publishing Day
Reimagining Genre: Taking Academic Work to New Forms of Writing

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm

During this session, editors from literary magazines and independent presses will talk about the kinds of writing they're looking for and offer advice to faculty who are seeking to break out of disciplinary conventions in order to experiment with creative/hybrid forms of writing. Some questions we will explore together: Why write through “new” forms? How do independent literary publishers differ from academic presses, and what kinds of stories and voices are they looking for? What is the value of such work, and where is it valued? What tools do you need to break out of one corner of the publishing world and enter another?

Campus Host and Moderator:
Kimberly Chang, Hampshire College, Associate Professor Emerita of Cultural Psychology and Creative Nonfiction

Panelists:
Jennifer Acker, Founder and Editor in Chief of The Common
Neelanjana Banerjee, Managing Editor, Kaya Press
Sarah Sala, Poetry Editor, The Bellevue Literary Review
Q.M. Zhang, Prose Editor, The Massachusetts Review


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