It’s been a busy summer and the fall already promises to be the busiest semester yet. Lots of projects in the works . . . Lots to still do on each of them, which will have to be put on hold this Fall semester. I hope to give an update on the Digital Publishing Initiatives @ UMBC and related work on digital publishing, but, for now, this is what’s new or coming up:
The Dresher Center is pleased to sponsor lunchtime discussions with faculty and graduate students who present their work-in-progress to colleagues. These interdisciplinary discussions are a wonderful way to meet colleagues across the campus and join discussions of multidisciplinary frameworks and methodological approaches. Thanks to the generous support of the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences lunch is provided.
Emek Ergun: “Doing Feminist Translation as Local and Transnational Activism: The Turkish Translation and Reception of Virgin: The Untouched History”
K. A. Wisniewski: “Improving the Art of Paper War: The Literary Gambols of Francis Hopkinson”
MAKING MEANING IN AMERICAN PRINT CULTURE
1. Raising the Roof and Improving the Art of Paper War: Francis Hopkinson and the Performance of the Press in the Early Republic – Kevin Wisniewski, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
2. “Delivery Failure”: Networks of Anti-Slavery Pamphlet Circulation – Zachary Marshall, University of Wisconsin-Madison
3. Wartime Printing: Soldier Newspapers, the Civil War, and the Instability of Meaning – James Berkey, Duke University
4. Networked Readers and Authors: Fan Letters in Serial Comics – Leah Misemer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“How to Fold a Map” and “Tourism” Clackamas Literary Review, forthcoming.
Maurie D. McInnis and Louis P. Nelson, eds. Shaping the Body Politic: Art and Political Formation in Early America. (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011), Southern Historian 34 (2013): 64-66.
Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman. Networked: The New Social Operating System. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012), Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures Special Issue: Bumper Reviews Issue 10 (Fall 2013): n. pag. www.hyperrhiz.net/hyperrhiz10
“Betwixt and Between: The Child in M. Night Shyamalan Films,” in Kidding Around: New Perspectives on the Child in Film and Media, Ed. Alexander N. Howe and Wynn Yarbrough (New York: Bloomsbury, forthcoming).