eco-critical studies; promotional literature;19th-century American literature; travel narratives; real estate ads; material culture; evidence-based teaching and learning; motivational psychology; branding
I’m a second-year PhD candidate with interests in the 20th-century American novel, science fiction, and other brands of speculative fiction. I’m also interested in the intersection of literature and science, as well as the new speculative developments in continental philosophy.In addition to my blog on science fiction and speculative theory, I also publish occasionally on my other blog: http://borrowingfromthefuture.blogspot.com/
Rebecca Zola is a graduate student in musicology. Originally from Lexington, Massachusetts, she earned her BA in writing and her BFA in vocal performance from The New School in New York City. Rebecca’s main research interests lie in jazz and gender, and she is currently writing her master thesis on jazz and gender. Tentatively titled, “Women and Jazz: A Failed Brand”, her research studies how the phrase ‘women in jazz’ developed into a brand shaped by identity politics and the effects of neoliberalist marketing, and the lack of progress this brand has posed towards gender equity in the genre. Since joining the graduate program at Hebrew University, Rebecca has presented her research at conferences around Israel and internationally. In April 2019, she presented a lecture on Arnie Lawrence at the Jazz and Hebrew Culture Conference at Ben Gurion University. In addition, she presented her ongoing research on gender and jazz at the Tzlil Meudcan International Festival for Contemporary Music in Tel Aviv (July 2019) and at the Documenting Jazz Conference (January 2020) in Birmingham, England. Additionally, she has presented a lecture on the representation of women in jazz pedagogical texts at The New School in February 2019. Rebecca is a performing jazz vocalist and guitarist, and she has recorded her original music with her band, Zolaband as well as a solo project under her name, and has also recorded a jazz standards trio album. She has performed around the United States at jazz clubs in New York and across New England, and has also performed at the Bern International Jazz Festival in Switzerland, and at several jazz clubs around Israel. Rebecca is currently the managing review editor for YUVAL online academic journal for Jewish music.
I am Associate Professor of Communications and Media at Providence University College in Otterburne, Manitoba. My research interests revolve around popular music, popular culture and the nature of celebrity. I have written extensively on the enigmatic star image of the British singer Morrissey, on Joss Whedon’s televisual texts and on David Bowie’s later career. My book, The Rosary and the Microphone: Religious Impulse in U2’s Mediated Brand, is forthcoming from Equinox.
I am an industrious, collaborative publishing professional with experience in academic publishing organizations, both university press and large for-profit, covering science and social science lists. Responsible for creating and implementing strategic marketing plans for 35+ journals in both the Law and Linguistics subject lists in order to drive online usage, encourage high quality submissions, and build brand and profile. Regular activities of my current role include: manages multiple social media accounts; liaises with graphic designers to produce marketing collateral; represents Cambridge at conferences; works with professional and practitioner societies; maintains webpages for each journal; analyzes data to identify marketing best practices.