Hello, everyone. My colleague Barton Byg will be hosting a four-week NEH summer institute this year at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has asked me to help spread the word to folks who might be interested in participating. The institute is titled "Culture in the Cold War: East German Art, Music, and Film," and the deadline for applications is coming up very soon. Please see the announcement below for more information.
This week's In Media Res theme focus is "Black Hair" (February 19 - 23, 2018).
Here is the lineup: http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/
Monday, February 19 - Kimberly R. Moffitt and Tunisia Lumpkin (University of Maryland Baltimore County) present "The Tangled Weave We Wear: It Still Matters."
Tuesday, February 20 - Regina Spellers Sims (Eagles Soar Consulting L.L.C) presents "The Black Panther - A celebratory reclamation of the black body."
Throughout the nation’s history Americans have loved to be on the move, embracing a pioneering spirit that is embedded deep within the country’s democratic ideals of opportunity and expansion, of dreams and reinvention. With the widespread availability of cars and the establishment of a vast highway system by the mid-20th century, many Americans had more opportunities than ever before to explore their nation and to reinvent themselves, taking untraveled roads to seek out their own American dreams.
The Canadian Scholars / Women's Press is considering publishing volume that explores women in popular culture in Canada. The volume is particularly interested in intersectional analyses of settler colonialism, racialization, and transgender representations and experiences in pop culture, broadly conceived to include discussions of film, television, music, and live performance, as well as political events, social media, fandom, and activism.
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at Northeast Historic Film in Maine
Internationales Warburg-Kolleg 2018: Politische Emotionen in den Künsten
Philipp Ekardt, Frank Fehrenbach, Cornelia Zumbusch
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Transatlantica special issue
Creating the child audience: media and the invention of modern American childhood from the late 19th century to the present day
Since the start of Narendra Modi’s term as India’s prime minister, one witnesses a resurgence of the Hindu far right and Hindutva politics in India, as well as corresponding movements in Hindi cinema and media. From PK (2014) to the much anticipated, and delayed, Padma(a)vat(i) (2018), Bollywood and other forms of contemporary South Asian media have responded to the proliferation of right-wing Hindu ideologies in myriad, oftentimes contentious and frequently innovative ways.