An examination of the cyborg potential of wearable technology as located in dress-body-technology assemblages and a call for public humanities work, such as Fashioning Circuits, that extends the Quantified Self to think instead about the Quantified Other or the Quantified Self-in-kinship.
What are the topologies of fugitive/narrative, whether as a matter of experience, theory or fiction? This essay follows a number of trajectories in addressing the question. In part the exploration is prompted by the refugee crisis in many places around the world, yet the issue of the “fugitive” is not exactly identical with that. Moreover, the…[Read more]
The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914–1945
Call for Essays:
Cinema in the Space Between: An International Approach
The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914–1945 is the annual peer-reviewed digital journal of the Space Between Society, focused on interdisciplinary scholarship of the two world wars and the dec…[Read more]
Bradley Irish deposited Emotion in the Tudor Court: Literature, History, and Early Modern Feeling (Northwestern UP, 2018) in the group Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society on MLA Commons 2 months, 1 week ago
Uniting literary analysis, theories of emotion from the sciences and humanities, and a deeply archival account of Tudor history, Emotion in the Tudor Court freshly examines how literature reflects and constructs the dynamics of emotional life in the Renaissance courtly sphere. Spanning the 16th century — with chapters on Cardinal Thomas Wolsey…[Read more]
Alexa Joubin deposited “Shakespeare Theatre Company’ s Macbeth and the Limits of Multiculturalism.” Early Modern Culture 13 (2018): 240-246 in the group Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society on MLA Commons 2 months, 1 week ago
The STC Macbeth’s setting and predominantly multiethnic cast brought to mind Orson Welles’s landmark 1936 Macbeth which was set in Haiti and featured an all-black cast. In both cases, the ethnicity and race of the cast matched that of the characters and cultures in the adaptation’s respective universe. Tommy’s production engaged in two models…[Read more]
This Blog covers a new approach to culture via literary analysis. The hypothesis is that distance from dirt is a key aspect of culture that cuts across ideologies. To begin this work, we will use Big Data to study (content analysis) themes and characters in US novels from the 19th C. to the 21st C. Theory for this analysis will be Joel Kovel’s…[Read more]
Gloria Lee McMillan started the topic Call for Research collaborators: Materials Science lens for Literary Analysis in the discussion Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society on MLA Commons 3 months ago
Let me know here if you have large data mining skills and/or interested.
Consider joining the Rust Belt Literature discussion group at the Modern Languages Association Online web page. I also discuss these issue there and sometimes post different files than at ResearchGate.
This is a call for people who may be interested in “data…[Read more]
Marisa Verna deposited Ces traîtres qui affament notre peuple. Argent et antisémitisme dans la « Recherche » proustienne in the group Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society on MLA Commons 3 months ago
The Jewish ‘question’ is treated in the Recherche by way of the Dreyfus Affaire, which is not spoken of but scattered in the discourses of different characters. Definitions, opinions, even facts are, therefore, spread in the ubiquity of social instability, so that it is impossible for the reader to identify any of Proust’s ideologies.In our paper…[Read more]
Armando Maggi posted an update in the group Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society on MLA Commons 4 months, 1 week ago
Walter Benjamin’s influence on Pier Paolo Pasolini is the topic of next issue of the peer-reviewed journal “Studi Pasoliniani”, a journal that publishes essays in English, Italian, French. Interested colleagues could contact me.
This New Rheto rical Continuum Chart for Fiction shows a spectral range between individual (New Critical, structuralist, formalist) approach to group-based (socio-rhetorical) approach to fiction in the 21st Century.
This short piece on _Duck Soup_ (1933) and narrative theory is a response to Jim Phelan’s target essay “Authors, Resources, Audiences,” published in the double-issue of _Style_ (52.1 & 52.2).
Laurie Ringer deposited Entangled States: Putting Affect Theory into Play with Nnedi Okorafor and Ann Leckie in the group Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society on MLA Commons 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Whatever your theory and whatever your fandom, you don’t have to abandon it to do affect theory. This is because affect theory isn’t about telling you which side to pick in an agonistic contest; it’s about finding out what a body can do as it moves with other bodies in entangled states, whether or not we notice them. Affect theory offers more…[Read more]
Rebecca Jane Stanton started the topic CFP for MLA 2019: The Global Far North: Arctic Literatures in the discussion Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society on MLA Commons 5 months ago
The Global Far North: Arctic Literatures
The Global South has challenged Eurocentric narratives; what of the Global (Extreme) North? Colonial encounters; environmental extremes; imperial and indigenous literatures in the Arctic.
200-word abstract and CV or brief bio to Rebecca Stanton (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 18.
(Sponsored by LLC…[Read more]
Why has the 1985 Air India Kanishka bombing not claimed a more prominent place in Canadian history and public memory?
Thomas Oliver Beebee started the topic CFP: Comparative Cultural Studies Conference, Budapest Hungary,29-31 August 2018 in the discussion Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society on MLA Commons 6 months, 1 week ago
The comparative studies journals Comparative Literature Studies (Penn State University), Neohelicon (Akadémiai Kiadó, Hungary), and Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (East China Normal University, Shanghai), with support of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University, will sponsor an international conference in Budapest, Hungary, from 29-31 Augu…[Read more]
This course considers literary experiment instigated by the Internet and exercised on both analogue and digital platforms. When we think of “hacking,” we frequently think of solitary computer programmers in dark rooms. But hacking also implies a culture of profane disruption that closely mirrors developments in literary experimentation over the…[Read more]
The idea that the US media is biased against organized labor may seem too obvious to require comment and research, but the details are quite important to understanding to to communicate more effectively between voices of the labor community and voices of management. The common assumption that labor media coverage became more skewed with the…[Read more]
Alexa Joubin deposited “Review of The Taming of the Shrew.” Shakespeare Bulletin 35.4 (2017): 700-703 in the group Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society on MLA Commons 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Can we entertain the idea that The Taming of the Shrew can be performed and received as comedy in the post-Women’s March US? If so, would the laughter be empathetic and solidary rather than callous? The answer lies in physical theater which is uniquely poised to activate elements of farce in the play. Shrew is one of the Shakespearean comedies t…[Read more]
Stephanie Rountree posted an update in the group Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society on MLA Commons 7 months, 2 weeks ago
CFP: New Media and the U.S. South [Edited Collection]
Proposals Due May 1, 2018
Editors: Gina Caison (Georgia State University), Lisa Hinrichsen (University of Arkansas), Stephanie Rountree (Auburn University)
We are seeking inventive work from scholars in a variety of fields for an edited collection that will examine the role of new media in…[Read more]
Adewale Bankole Ajayi deposited Ritualization as pragmatic deployment of revolutionary consciousness in the drama of Femi Osofisan in the group Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society on MLA Commons 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Early works of dramatic criticism seeking to draw parallels between ritual and drama in Africa concentrated on examining the dramatic characteristics of ritual to see how drama evolved from ritual. However, a closer application of the theories of Girard, Schechner, Smith, Hubert Mauss and Turner reveal new perspectives on the interaction between…[Read more]
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