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Context: COVID 19 has shaped, altered, and impacted nearly every facet of the world as we knew it prior to the start of the pandemic. From what was once a new and novel virus, to the development of testing, policies, and vaccines, and through the altered social reality that characterizes the new normal we work to make sense of our COVID-era realities. In our personal and professional lives we have nearly all dealt with loss, struggle, adaptation, strength, resiliency, and contemplation of forward movement in what are continuously uncertain times. Previously we explored the narratives that marked the beginnings of the COVID-era in two volumes. What has been made clear to us is that our realities continue to spark narratives and stories which have a provocative and important power to help support our continued engagement with COVID. As editors of this volume we wish provide a context for the power of narratives with a new opportunity to explore COVID-erarealities nearly two years into COVID-19 – the power to chronicle, the power to transform, the power to inspire, the power to build ally-ship through hardship is the aim of this third volume. This volume will chronicle how academics, educators, and community members continue to experience COVID-era realities at personal and/or professional levels: lessons they are learning and tales that help provide context, content, or convergence for readers. Chapters can center on issues of advocacy, diversity, equity, family, labor, technology, society, trepidation, and/or triumph. We are organizing the book into five sections: 

On Loss - narrating the ways in which loss has impacted our lives and work in COVID times 

On Struggle - narrating the trials, triumphs, and trepidation of COVID in light of the last nearly two years

 

On Adaption - narrating the ways in which individuals, communities, and practices have adapted to altered realities; what is working and not working in these adaptations 

On Strength and Resiliency - narrating the emergence of strength and resilience in navigating COVID, contemplating 

On Moving Forward: A new tomorrow - narrating the pathways forward and how we move forward despite uncertainty. 

 

Chapters: Should range from 2,000-4,000 words (< 2,000 considered; > 4,000 would require justification) Should be: personal, bold, and use genre creatively Avoid academic citations; use citations sparingly 

 

Timeline: Send Chapters as Word Document by December 15, 2021 to coronachronicles3@gmail.com Identify author/s names, affiliation/s, email address/es, phone number/s, and section of book In the subject line please put contact authors last name and section you want your chapter in 

 

Example: Varner – On Loss Initial Decisions (with revisions if provisionally accepted) sent by January 1, 2022 Revised manuscripts with author paperwork returned to editors by January 30, 2022, Manuscript delivered to Publisher by mid-February 2022 for March 12, 2022 publication. 

 

NOTE: We also welcome poetry or short forms of art that can go between sections as dividers. Send those submissions to coronachronicles3@gmail.com with the subject line as your Last Name-Art and with the name/s, affiliation/s, email address/es, and phone number/s of contributors. line as your Last Name-Art and with the name/s, affiliation/s, email address/es, and phone number/s of contributors.

These days it is important to remember that you are not alone. Dio Press is working together with authors from around the globe and we are proud to share their stories. Below a small selection of books showing the resilience of people.

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1. Necessary Narratives in Uncertain Times

 

COVID 19 or Coronavirus or Corona has undoubtedly affected every facet of life for every citizen of the world. In early 2020 most of the world had not even contemplated its name. Economic, health, labor, and social sectors have suffered tremendously during this pandemic. Education changed, quite literally, overnight. We now find ourselves in a digital landscape trying to engage with our ‘new normal.’ We realize that many educators from pre-schools through graduate colleges are engaging different realities other than what we are used to. These realities have sparked many narratives and stories, some verbalized, others shared on social media, and others still communicated within our contexts of learning.

This groundbreaking volume, the first of two, carefully weaves together over 30 narratives of faculty, K-12 teachers, students, parents, and community members that center the experience of COVID-19. This volume is centered on a commitment to not losing the power of these narratives – the power to chronicle, the power to transform, the power to inspire, the power to build allyship through hardship. 

 

This volume chronicle how a variety of people have experienced the moments of COVID at personal and/or professional levels: lessons they are learning and tales that help provide context, content, or convergence for readers. Individual narratives work together to center issues of advocacy, diversity, equity, family, labor, technology, society, struggle, and trepidation.

 

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2. On Leadership, Processes, Commitments, and Hope in Uncertain Times

 

This groundbreaking volume, the second of two, carefully weaves together, over 33 chapters, perspectives on the processes, leadership, commitments, and hope associated with the experience of COVID-19. Both volumes center a commitment to not losing the power narrative – the power to chronicle, the power to transform, the power to inspire, the power to build allyship through hardship.

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1. Surviving During a Pandemic

What is it like to experience a pandemic? How have your life and your world changed? What has happened to all the things you used to do and took for granted? Your government has told you the world is no longer safe. You cannot carry on the way you always have before March 2020. You cannot travel, nor can you socialize. You must wear a mask to protect yourself and keep six feet from another person. What does daily life look like in the US, in China, Turkey, Guatemala, India, and Europe? Find out what the authors recordedin their journals about their lives.

 

Surviving During a Pandemic shares a glimpse of different lives and stories from around the globe, told by young adults, and older adults. Men and women share their concerns, their sorrow, and their hopes during this extraordinary time. The human condition, the suffering, the introspection and character development is not a unique phenomenon, but a shared one.

 

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2. Necessary Narratives in Uncertain Times

 

COVID 19 or Coronavirus or Corona has undoubtedly affected every facet of life for every citizen of the world. In early 2020 most of the world had not even contemplated its name. Economic, health, labor, and social sectors have suffered tremendously during this pandemic. Education changed, quite literally, overnight. We now find ourselves in a digital landscape trying to engage with our ‘new normal.’ We realize that many educators from pre-schools through graduate colleges are engaging different realities other than what we are used to. These realities have sparked many narratives and stories, some verbalized, others shared on social media, and others still communicated within our contexts of learning.

This groundbreaking volume, the first of two, carefully weaves together over 30 narratives of faculty, K-12 teachers, students, parents, and community members that center the experience of COVID-19. This volume is centered on a commitment to not losing the power of these narratives – the power to chronicle, the power to transform, the power to inspire, the power to build allyship through hardship. 

 

This volume chronicle how a variety of people have experienced the moments of COVID at personal and/or professional levels: lessons they are learning and tales that help provide context, content, or convergence for readers. Individual narratives work together to center issues of advocacy, diversity, equity, family, labor, technology, society, struggle, and trepidation.

 

*****

3. On Leadership, Processes, Commitments, and Hope in Uncertain Times

 

This groundbreaking volume, the second of two, carefully weaves together, over 33 chapters, perspectives on the processes, leadership, commitments, and hope associated with the experience of COVID-19. Both volumes center a commitment to not losing the power narrative – the power to chronicle, the power to transform, the power to inspire, the power to build allyship through hardship.

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