Hailing Frequencies Open! Race Relations in Star Trek and Societal Applications

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Connecticut Review
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ctreview@easternct.edu

“To boldly go where no man has gone before…” The issue of race relations manifests itself throughout history, including media like film and television. All the incarnations of Star Trek explore puzzles in life regarding how humans and other races share a common seed that binds them, regardless of cultural differences. What sort of differences have we (as humans) seen in other “races” or ethnicities that cause issues amongst one another? Why do certain ethnic groups consider themselves superior to others even though they are all part of the human race? How can we address and resolve these issues?

CT Review is looking for academic essays that address race relations as depicted through television and film, and how certain issues are addressed or resolved, as well as how they can be applied to real life situations.

Submission Guidelines 

Connecticut Review is a semi-annual journal published since 1967 under the auspices of the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University. Connecticut Review invites submission of poetry, literary plays, short fiction, translations, creative nonfiction, essays, interviews, and academic articles of general interest.

 Submission Guidelines: 

·         Work should be 2,000 to 4,000 words.

·         Submit two copies of each piece.

·         The first page of each poem, story, essay or other should include the name, address, phone number, and email address in the upper left corner.

·         Poets should submit no more than five poems.

·         Translated work must be accompanied by appropriate written permissions from author or publisher.

·         Typed manuscripts should be on 8.5 x 11 paper in MLA style when appropriate.

·         Color photography and color artwork should be submitted as slides or transparencies. The title, date of composition, size of original, medium, and name and address of the artist should be indicated. Black and white photography and art work should be labeled in the same way. Work with vertical orientation is preferred and should be indicated.

·         Each submission must be accompanied by a brief autobiographical statement.

·         Send SASE for reply only. Manuscripts will be recycled. Mail without a return address on the outside envelope will not be opened.

·         The reading period for Connecticut Review is 1 September through 31 May.

 Send all submissions labeled by genre to: Meredith Clermont-Ferrand, Senior EditorConnecticut ReviewCSU System Office39 Woodland StreetHartford CT 06105-2337 

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film_and_television