The Modern Money Network: Humanities Division (MMN HD) is pleased to announce the launch of its official monthly podcast, Money on the Left. Co-hosted by Scott Ferguson (University of South Florida), William O. Saas (Louisiana State University), and Maxximilian Seijo (University of South Florida), Money on the Left explores the political, aesthetic, and rhetorical dimensions of modern money from a neochartalist perspective. Episodes feature interviews with modern money scholars, close readings, and topical policy commentary.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Editors: Novotny Lawrence & Gerald Butters
The superhero-as-outsider has been a narrative told for decades since Superman’s parents sent him on a rocket from Krypton to Earth. The immigration narrative is closely aligned with extraterrestrial heroes, including refugees such as the Martian Manhunter and Icon. Yet a superhero does not have to be from another planet to experience the process of immigration: in just X-Men, Charles Xavier, Deadpool, Nightcrawler, Colossus, and Storm all work outside their nations of birth, and Magneto forms Genosha as an international sanctuary for mutants persecuted by their governments.
In recent years, we have been talking about semiopragmatics (Roger Odin), neuroesthetics (Murray Smith), psychocinematics (Arthur Shimamura) or bioculturalism(Torben Grodal). A number of scholars are associated with this approach to aesthetics and cinematographic discourse in terms of cognitive processes: Torben Grodal, Roger Odin, Noel Carroll, David Bordwell, Laurent Jullier, Edward Branigan, Joseph D. Anderson, Murray Smith, Ed Tan.
This is a call for papers that offers analysis of Black sexuality studies in Africa and the African diaspora. Essays may address any time period or geographical region. Those that focus on any form of art by Black artists, including film, literature, song, drama/theater, and visual art are particularly welcome. Studies of historical figures are also encouraged. Some topics to consider: How have Black people’s depictions of sexuality changed over time? How have Black people used forms of art to respond to the colonial or dominant “gaze”?
INSIDERS/OUTSIDERS: Refugees from Nazi Europe and their Contribution to British Film and Telev
The Cold War, with its bald confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union, has been widely depicted in film. Starting even before the conflict actually began with Ernst Lubitsch’s portrayals of communism in Ninotschka (1939), and ranging from Stanley Kubrick’s openly “Cold War” Dr. Strangelove (1963) to Fred Schepisi’s The Russia House (1990), Hollywood’s obsession with the Cold War, the Soviets/Russians, communism, and the political and ideological differences between the U.S. and Russia were pronounced.