Barzakh Journal-"The Between" CFP due February 28, 2012
*Barzakh*, a biannual multi-genre journal with an internationalist stance, run by graduate students in the English department at the University at Albany, SUNY is open to submissions for its next issue to be published in May of 2012. "Barzakh" is a word / concept that names the connecting link, the "between" of something, such as different spheres of existence. In light of the current global occupy movements *Barzakh* is seeking innovative creative, critical and collaborative writing as well as writing in translation that specifically addresses the political implications of
"the idea of being as essentially being-with-one-another." When we are "being-with-one-another" and aware of the "between" we are vulnerable because our position can be changed. How can language specifically address and facilitate this vulnerable "between"? How could a unity of diversity be articulated in language? How could an all-inclusive polis be one that is based on differentiation and not assimilation and what role would language play in it? How can language facilitate and perform reciprocity? For its next issue *Barzakh* is looking for innovative creative, critical and collaborative writing as well as writing in translation that addresses the ethos and praxis of sharing in common a
polis that is contingent on the "between" of "being-with-one-another."
Please submit your work by February 28, 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org.