Affect and emotion have long been staples of WPA scholarship, field stories, and lore. In fact, Diana George’s iconic collection, Kitchen Cooks, Plate Twirlers & Troubadours: Writing Program Administrators Tell Their Stories, includes several chapters dedicated to the emotional labor of WPAs, such as Mary Pinard’s “Surviving the Honeymoon: Bliss and Anxiety in a WPA’s First Year or Appreciating the Plate Twirler’s Art,” in which she discusses the isolation and pressure of a do-it-yourself approach, and Doug Hesse’s “The WPA as Father, Husband, Ex,” in which he discusses the roots and implications of his perpetual feeling of provisional access and his need to be a prover and a provider, all rooted in his working class background (47).
Call for Papers Fake News and Weaponized Defamation: Global Perspectives
January 26, 2018
Southwestern Law School Campus
3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010 Abstract deadline: September 25, 2017Completed paper deadline: January 5, 2018
The Journal of International Media & Entertainment Law (JIMEL), in association with the Southwestern Law Review and Southwestern International Law Journal, invites the submission of papers that fit within our 2018 theme.
Guranteed panel at NeMLA Pittsburgh, April 12-15, 2018
My colleague Brian Rhinehart and I have a book coming out in February from Bloomsbury/Methuen, Comedy Acting for Theatre: The Art and Craft of Performing in Comedies. I have now proposed a second book to the press, with a tentative title of How We Teach Shakespeare: Teachers and Directors Reflect on Approaching the Playwright with Their Students
Paper abstracts are invited for a seminar entitled "Vox Clamantis: Silencing, Censorship, and the Role of the Intellectual", at the 49th Annual NeMLAConvention, April 12-18, 2018 (Pittsburgh, PA).
Editor-in-Chief: James LaPlant · Issue Editor: Janice DeCosmo
The Contingent Labor in the Profession Committee is now accepting submissions for the Contingent Blog. At a minimum, we are seeking two bloggers per week for approximately 10 weeks, beginning the week of September 25. Proposals will be accepted from any area relating to contingency, history and campus culture. Potential topics could include, but are not limited to:
ACCUMULATION TECHNOLOGIES: DATABASES AND 'OTHER' ARCHIVES is an international symposium focused on archival practices. It is conducted within the framework of the Research Project Global Art Archive (GAA), and organized by Art Globalization Interculturality (AGI) and the Faculty of Geography and History of the University of Barcelona.
In the past few years archive has generated a great interest within art theories and practices, as well as in other fields of culture, such as the scientific or the academic ones. The expansion of this discussion has finally given voice to agents as data technicians and archivists, whom surely have a lot to say around the archive.
Professors have been advised to “publish or perish” for nearly 100 years. First coined in 1927, this phrase warns professors that in order to maintain their jobs, they must publish their work. Publishing has always been central to academia, as it is the primary vehicle through which scholars share their research with a larger audience. Yet, in recent years, academia has changed so that publishing is not reserved for those who are already professors. Instead, publishing has become a requirement for any one who is applying to become a professor, with PhD students being encouraged to publish their research before they have finished their degrees.