Alexa Alice Joubin deposited Onscreen Allusions to Shakespeare: International Films, Television, and Theatre, ed. Alexa Alice Joubin and Victoria Bladen (Palgrave, 2022) in the group MS Screen Arts and Culture on MLA Commons 1 week, 3 days ago
Shakespeare’s plays and motifs have been appropriated in fragmentary forms on screen since motion pictures were invented in 1893. Allusions to Shakespeare haunt our contemporary culture in a myriad of ways, whether through brief references or sustained intertextual engagements. ::::: This collection of essays extends beyond a US-UK axis to bring t…[Read more]
Rielle Navitski started the topic 4/20 – Global South Cinephilias: A Virtual Roundtable in the discussion MS Screen Arts and Culture on MLA Commons 1 month, 1 week ago
Global South Cinephilias: A Virtual Roundtable
Wednesday, April 20, 4:30 – 6:00 pm EDT
Register in advance here (required): https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Tppti7IbSuuEEXk3UMmJsA
The idea of cinema as an art is one born of cinephilia. While the term simply means “love of cinema,” cinephilia sets itself apart from the average film fan’…[Read more]
The Screen Arts and Culture Forum Committee is seeking proposals from the membership for two of our yearly panel slots (one guaranteed, one non-guaranteed).
If you are posting a CFP for your session on the MLA site, the deadline is February 28.
We will consider proposals for sessions up through March 15. Please email your proposals, including…[Read more]
Edited Collection of essays on music in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
Rielle Navitski started the topic MS Screen Arts and Culture Virtual Panels and Postponement in the discussion MS Screen Arts and Culture on MLA Commons 4 months, 2 weeks ago
As the 2022 convention approaches, a quick update on the Screen Arts and Culture Forum sessions.
The following sessions will now be held virtually:
Viral Media – Thursday, January 6, 3:30 – 4:45 pm
Presider: Rielle Navitski
A Very Smart Bug: Viral Intelligence and Contagion Theory Bishnupriya Ghosh, U of California, Santa…[Read more]
Dr. Elizabeth Hunter deposited Participant information for MLA 2022 Roundtable “Recreations of Literature and Theatre in Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality” in the group MS Screen Arts and Culture on MLA Commons 5 months, 1 week ago
Bios and recent work of the participants for the 2022 MLA Roundtable “Recreations of Literature and Theatre in Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality” scheduled to take place on January 6, 2022.
Alexa Alice Joubin deposited “Deconstructing Compulsory Realpolitik in Cultural Studies: An Interview with Alexa Alice Joubin,” American Journal of Chinese Studies 28.2 (October, 2021): 115-130. in the group MS Screen Arts and Culture on MLA Commons 7 months ago
How might we de-colonize hegemonic knowledge production about East Asia and its relationship with the West? This interview with Alexa Alice Joubin draws on new perspectives on cultural exchange in her book, Shakespeare and East Asia (Oxford University Press, 2021), which promotes treatment of Asian performing arts as original epistemologies rather…[Read more]
Alexa Alice Joubin deposited “Performing Reparative Transgender Identities from Stage Beauty to The King and the Clown,” Trans Historical: Gender Plurality before the Modern, ed. Greta LaFleur, Masha Raskolnikov, and Anna Klosowska (Cornell University Press, 2021), 322-349 in the group MS Screen Arts and Culture on MLA Commons 7 months ago
Analyzing trans narratives about the early moderns through the lenses of affective labor and social reparation, this chapter reclaims as trans the Shakespeare films that have been misinterpreted as homosexual. In doing so, this chapter builds a longer, more intersectional history of gendered embodiment. Reparative trans performances—works in w…[Read more]
Building on existing film and urban histories, this innovative volume examines Spanish cinema through contemporary interdisciplinary theories of urban space, the built environment, visuality and mass culture from the industrial through to the digital age. Architecture and the Urban in Spanish Film brings together the scholarship of an…[Read more]
How does one understand a filmmaker like José Antonio Nieves Conde, a Falangist whose films with strong neorealist tendencies were radically altered by the Francoist censors for being too critical of the economic injustices inherent to daily urban life after the Spanish Civil War? Many film critics have asked this question and this essay looks…[Read more]
Susan Larson deposited Nature, the Monumental and Urban Technological Networks in Víctor Moreno’s Edificio España (2012) and La ciudad oculta (2018) / Naturaleza, lo monumental y las redes tecnológicas urbanas en Edificio España (2012) y La ciudad oculta (2018) de Víctor Moreno in the group MS Screen Arts and Culture on MLA Commons 8 months, 1 week ago
If we affirmatively answer Maria Kaika and Erik Swyngedouw’s invitation to think beyond the ‘fetishization of the modern city’ as the pinnacle of human-centered progress and achievement in order to consider the urban as both a process of transformed nature and the metabolic and social transformation of nature through human labor, the city becom…[Read more]
This article examines new theories and praxis of listening for silenced voices and of telling compelling stories that make us human. Elucidation of our Levinas-inspired theories of the Other is followed by a discussion of classroom practices for in-person and remote instruction that foster collaborative knowledge building and intersectional…[Read more]
Alexa Alice Joubin deposited “Adapting Shakespeare: shattering stereotypes of Asian women onstage and onscreen.” Oxford University Press blog, July 5, 2021 in the group MS Screen Arts and Culture on MLA Commons 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Gender roles in Shakespeare’s plays take on new meanings when they are embodied by Asian actors. Learning more about Asian approaches to performance not only enriches our worldview but also makes Asian cultures less abstract and Asian people more relatable as fellow human beings. Reflecting the idea that strength and empowerment can take many f…[Read more]
Alexa Alice Joubin deposited “Five themes in Asian Shakespeare adaptations,” Oxford University Press blog, February 16, 2021 in the group MS Screen Arts and Culture on MLA Commons 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Since the nineteenth century, stage and film directors have mounted hundreds of adaptations of Shakespeare drawn on East Asian motifs, and by the late twentieth century, Shakespeare had become one of the most frequently performed playwrights in East Asia. There are five striking themes surrounding cultural, racial, and gender dynamics. Gender…[Read more]
Alexa Alice Joubin deposited University of Chicago East Asia by the Book! Author Talk: Shakespeare and East Asia, Tuesday May 25, 2021 at 5 pm CDT / 6 pm EDT in the group MS Screen Arts and Culture on MLA Commons 1 year ago
Register at https://uchicagogroup.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jyEzkIZYQZ6bKzjjr3faZg :::: The University of Chicago East Asia by the Book! Author Talks is proud to present a book launch of Alexa Alice Joubin’s Shakespeare and East Asia (Oxford University Press). Chair: Haun Saussy (University of Chicago). Discussant: Michael Saenger (Southwestern…[Read more]
This volume collects the complete bibliographic information for the contents of The Tuneful Yankee and Melody Magazine (1917-1930), including sheet music and articles.
Alexa Alice Joubin deposited “Global mediation: Performing Shakespeare in the age of networked and digital cultures,” The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance, ed. Peter Kirwan and Kathryn Prince (London: Bloomsbury, 2021), pp. 132-150 in the group MS Screen Arts and Culture on MLA Commons 1 year, 1 month ago
Performing Shakespeare in modern times is an act of mediation between characters and actors, creating channels between geocultural spaces and time periods. The multiplicity of the plural term global Shakespeares helps us push back against deceivingly harmonious images of Shakespeare’s ubiquitous presence. Adaptations accrue nuanced meanings as t…[Read more]
Shakespeare and East Asia (Oxford, 2021) explores distinctive themes in post-1950s Asian-themed performances and adaptations of Shakespeare. In this Snapshot, Alexa Alice Joubin discusses the book and the importance of wider research into Global Shakespeares.
Alexa Alice Joubin deposited “The Roots of Anti-Asian Racism in the U.S.” George Washington University Department of English Blog, March 23, 2021 in the group MS Screen Arts and Culture on MLA Commons 1 year, 2 months ago
COVID-19 has exacerbated anti-Asian racism—the demonization of a group of people based on their perceived social value—in the United States in the cultural and political life. This article that analyzes the language of racism and misogyny. It also offers strategies for inclusion during and after the pandemic. Racialized thinking is ins…[Read more]
Rielle Navitski started the topic CFP – Global South Cinephilias – Modernism/Modernity Print Plus Cluster in the discussion MS Screen Arts and Culture on MLA Commons 1 year, 2 months ago
Modernism/Modernity Print Plus Cluster – Global South Cinephilias
While the term cinephilia simply refers to a love of cinema, conventionally it has been understood as a rarified appreciation of film, rooted in the imperative to legitimate the medium as a quintessentially modern art and reliant on sophisticated knowledge of its history and its…[Read more]
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