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Scholarly Editing: Fostering Communities of Recovery (Part 2)

April 8 1:30 pm 2:30 pm EDT

Scholarly Editing is an open-access, peer-reviewed annual that fosters multiple communities of recovery. The journal seeks to amplify contributions from and about Black, Latinx, and Indigenous peoples; Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; women; LGBTQ+ individuals; and peoples and cultures of the Global South. A public-facing publication platform, the journal welcomes contributions from all custodians of knowledge, including academics from all disciplines and at any career stage, K-12 teachers and students, community groups, collectors, and local genealogists. In addition to textual scholarship theory and praxis, we welcome interviews, oral histories, creative works of “rememory,” and the decolonizing of artistic works, archives, records, and editions for the discoverability of underrepresented stories and artifacts. 

In a two-part event series, two of Scholarly Editing’s editors and two of its contributing authors explored the nature and impact of the journal’s expanding content and communities of journal editors, readers, contributors, and genres. They also discussed the role of art, poetry, and fiction as a lens for recovery work.

In this second part, which was originally held on April 8, 2024, Essays Section Co-Editor Raquel Baker and author Bianca Swift discussed creative writing as a recovery practice by exploring the connections between Swift’s fiction and poetry and her work on the Charles Chestnutt Archive.

The recording for part two of this event series has been provided below. To view part one, visit https://elaboratories.org/event/scholarly-editing-fostering-communities-of-recovery-part-1/.

Presenter Bios

Dr. Raquel Baker is a co-Editor of Scholarly Editing’s essay section and an Assistant Professor of Postcolonial and Transnational Literatures at California State University Channel Islands, where she teaches creative writing and contemporary Black literatures.

Bianca Swift, research assistant, is a 22-year-old African American Omaha Native, and recently graduated from UNL with an English degree. She is an editorial assistant at the Charles W. Chesnutt Archive, working on transcription and encoding of Chesnutt’s correspondence.