The last decade has witnessed a transformation in electronic visual media. Film, television, video games and user- generated- content (UGC) are increasingly commingling. This has facilitated significant changes in the traditional models of production and consumption, leading to new practices and relationships as divergent production communities operate together.
The multi-media possibilities of the web, the optic flexibility of digital books, the ability to record image and sound cheaply and share that material quickly and widely over a variety of platforms, have drastically undermined poets' dependence on the page and print-based forms of distribution. Something has changed in the manner we encounter poetry. To what extent, though, have these technological changes transformed the forms and functions of poetry as such? Have they finally produced the necessary conditions for truly 'verbi-voco-visual' work, a one-time dream of the modernist avant-garde? Have multimedia forms of poetry displaced more traditional forms and formats?
The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 64th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Webster University in St. Louis, MO, September 29-Oct 1, 2017. The keynote speaker will be Tammy Proctor of Utah State University, and the plenary address will be given by Jonathan Sawday from Saint Louis University.
In Emails from Scheherazad, Mohja Kahf writes back to post-9/11 neo-Orientalist epistemologies, informing Western discourses on Muslim, especially veiled, women: “Yes, I speak English/Yes, I carry explosives/They’re called words/And if you don’t get up/Off your assumptions/They’re going to blow you away” (35). Similarly, other writers, such as Leila Aboulela, Ahdaf Soueif, Hanan al-Shaykh and Tahmina Anam, work towards decolonizing Muslim women’s bodies, whilst stressing piety as a lived experience. Still others, among them Randa Abdel-Fattah, Shelina Janmohamed, G. Willow Wilson and Umm Juwayriyah, are turning to and ‘Islamizing’ youth culture genres like young adult fiction, romance, fantasy and urban fiction.
Ilha do Desterro - Call for Papers
Issue v. 71, n. 2 (May 2018)
Special Issue on Artistic Collaborations
Maria Rita Drumond Viana, UFSC
Alinne Balduino Pires Fernandes, UFSC
Miriam Haughton, NUI Galway
TRANS TV: Call For Papers
Transformations of Television Industries
Transformations of Television Consumption Practices
Transformations of Televisual Aesthetics, Narratives and Identities
21st Century Transnational and Transmedia Television Practices
Wednesday the 13th of September to Friday the 15th of September, University of Westminster, 309 Regent St, London
Organised in Collaboration with the CREAM and CAMRI research centres and the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design at the University of Westminster.
Organising Committee: Dr Michael Goddard, Dr Christopher Hogg, Jane Thorburn, Paul Dwyer, Ged Maguire, Robert Benfield, Simon Passmore.