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MemberLaura Helton

Laura E. Helton is Assistant Professor of Print and Material Culture in the Department of English at the University of Delaware.  Her work on African American print culture, archival studies, and public humanities has appeared or is forthcoming in PMLA, Social Text, and Southern Quarterly. Her current book project, “Collecting and Collectivity: Black Archival Publics, 1900-1950,” examines the emergence of African American archives and libraries to show how historical recuperation shaped forms of racial imagination in the early twentieth century.

MemberJason A. Bartles

Jason A. Bartles is a writer, translator, and Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages and Cultures at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. His work has focused on the intersections of literature, politics, and ethics in the 1960s and 70s in Cuba and the Southern Cone. Recently, he has begun work on the cultural archives of the Malvinas/Falkland Islands and the potential for utopian thought today.

DepositGlobal Shakespeares in World Markets and Archives: An Introduction to the Special Issue

Shakespeare is a local force to be reckoned with in the global marketplace and in digital and analog archives of collective memory. With the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth in 2014 and quatercentenary in 2016, there are several high-profile instances of global Shakespeare being tapped for its market value. The exchange value of Shakespeare is reflected in uses of Shakespearean themes and artifacts in appropriations, cultural diplomacy, and venues where nation states project soft power. There are no world markets without the proliferation of archives built on collective cultural memory. Conversely, there would be no archives without the cultural marketplace to validate that Shakespearean artifacts are archive-worthy in the first place.

MemberMargaret Galvan

Margaret Galvan is Assistant Professor of visual rhetoric in the Department of English at the University of Florida. She is currently at work on a book, In Visible Archives of the 1980s: Feminist Politics and Queer Platforms, under contract with the Manifold Scholarship series of the University of Minnesota Press, which traces a genealogy of queer theory in 1980s feminism through representations of sexuality in visual culture. Her published work, which analyzes visual media culture through intersectional archival approaches, can be found in journals like WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly, Archive Journal, and Australian Feminist Studies and in collections like The Ages of The X-Men (2014) and Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives (2016).

DepositThe Hirschfeld Archives: Violence, Death, and Modern Queer Culture

The book examines little known and forgotten writings by Magnus Hirschfeld, the influential sexologist who is best known today for his homosexual activism, transgender work and founding of the world’s first Institute of Sexual Science in 1919. Arguing that negative experiences, as much as affirmative subculture formation, shaped a collective sense of modern same-sex identity, it reveals the gendered and racialized limits of the emerging homosexual rights movement in the West.