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GroupGlobal DH

Explore global practices of the digital humanities for a more egalitarian mode of knowledge production and information sharing. This group is the digital extension of a working group on global DH, funded by the Central New York Humanities Corridor, from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Partner institutions include University of Rochester, Cornell […]

DepositCFP: Global Modernisms and the Graphic

Douglas Mao and Rebecca Walkowitz’s field-defining article, “The New Modernist Studies,” turns ten in 2018. Despite the fact that the article takes up new media as a key topic-and although it was published just after ground-breaking work in the “visual turn” of literary studies by Mary Lou Emery (Modernism, the Visual, and Caribbean Literature, 2007), W. J. T. Mitchell (Picture Theory, 2005), Michael North (Camera Works, 2005), Mark Wollaeger (Modernism, Media and Propaganda, 2006)-theories and discussions of global modernism since have focused considerably more energy on modernism’s geographic and temporal dimensions than its relation to the graphic. Yet film, pictures, images, and other graphic modes frequently appear in the criticism of global modernism as well as at the scenes of literary modernist production. Our panel invites papers that explore how the graphic might refine or critique global modernist studies. We are especially interested in papers that address this issue with regard to topics such as empire, gender, race, global capitalism, and/or the anthropocene. Send a 300-word abstract and one-paragraph bio to Patrick Herald (patrick.steven.herald@emory.edu) and George Micajah Phillips (gphillips@franklincollege.edu) by March 30, 2018.

DepositGlobal Shakespeares as Methodology

Having reached a critical mass of participants, performances and the study of Shakespeare in different cultural contexts are changing how we think about globalization. The idea of global Shakespeares has caught on because of site-specific imaginations involving early modern and modern Globe theatres that aspired to perform the globe. Seeing global Shakespeares as a methodology rather than as appendages of colonialism, as political rhetorics, or as centerpieces in a display of exotic cultures situates us in a postnational space that is defined by fluid cultural locations rather than by nation-states. This framework helps us confront archival silences in the record of globalization, understand the spectral quality of citations of Shakespeare and mobile artworks, and reframe the debate about cultural exchange. Global Shakespeares as a field registers the shifting locus of anxiety between cultural particularity and universality. This article explores the promise and perils of political articulations of cultural difference and suggests new approaches to performances in marginalized or polyglot spaces.

DepositUNIV 2002: Global Issues

UNIV 2002 “Global Issues” is the final sophomore course in the CORE Program, an interdisciplinary four course sequence taken by all undergraduate students in all programs on all campuses. The most recent major revision to the curriculum is the result of a three year Task Force composed of faculty members across the University as a whole. UNIV 1001 & 1002 deployed in the 2015/16 academic year and UNIV 2001 & 2002 in the 2016/17 year.

DepositModernism in a Global Context (introduction)

Exploring the transnational dimension of literary modernism and its increasing centrality to our understanding of 20th-century literary culture, Modernism in a Global Context surveys the key issues and debates central to the ‘global turn’ in contemporary Modernist Studies. Topics covered include: – Transnational literary exchange – Imperialism and Modernism – Cosmopolitanism and postcolonial literatures – Global literary institutions – from the Little Magazine to the Nobel Prize – Mass media – photography, cinema, and radio broadcasting in the modernist age See more at: http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/modernism-in-a-global-context-9781472569639/#sthash.ZA3EsC8K.dpuf

DepositSherlock and Global Transfandom

When I proposed this paper, the idea was to examine a number of global iterations of Sherlock fandom from a transfandom perspective. However, as doing this in fact involvesgoing ‘deep’ in at least two popular cultural contexts in order to effectively pull out examples of how I believe transfandom works more generally in a transnational setting, my talk today will center mostly on Japanese Sherlock transfandom.

GroupGlobal & Transnational Studies

Open to anyone with an interest in historical and contemporary movements of people, ideas, cultures and goods across boundaries. The aim is to encourage interdisciplinary conversations on a wide range of topics of transnational and global significance. These may include but are not necessarily limited to migration, trade, development, empire, consumption, food, sport, languages, literature, […]