Category: Literature & Language

  • MLA Panel on “D’Annunzio as World Literature,” Thursday Jan. 7 @ 5:15pm (EST)

    MLA Panel on “D’Annunzio as World Literature,” Thursday Jan. 7 @ 5:15pm (EST)

    Please join us for our panel at the upcoming MLA Convention (Toronto, 2021, held remotely): Session 192 – D’Annunzio as World Literature: Translation and Reception in the Wake of Decadence Thursday, January 7, 5:15pm-6:30pm EST Please note: Attendence requires registration for the MLA Convention Panel details: Presider Michael Subialka, University of California, Davis   Presentations Cosmopolitanism in […]

  • Introduction Post: All About those Stories

    Hi Everyone, I’m Sam, a creative writer and instructor who seeks to diversify and challenge dominant narratives. This is a broad and relatively overused statement, I know, but it is the overarching theme in all my interests: in fiction, it involves writing a novel that humanizes individuals who struggle with addiction and class; in teaching, it involves […]

  • Madwomen in Quarantine: The Wallpaper We Have Yet to Tear

    Madwomen in Quarantine: The Wallpaper We Have Yet to Tear

      Mad “ Of a person, action, disposition, etc.: uncontrolled by reason or judgement; foolish, unwise… of a person: insane, crazy; mentally unbalanced or deranged; subject to delusions or hallucinations” (OED) Apply the definition above to females, and you have the recipe for the madwoman. Across much of 19th-century literature, these women scour pages scaring […]

  • Being thoughtful on “academizing” and accessibility in poetry writing

    In my experience what has drawn me to poetry was its accessibility in terms of being able to produce art from an “ameatur” standpoint and having others quickly “get it.” I encapsulate a thought that comes to me and write it down and share it with friends and peers. Lately, after taking classes in graduate […]

  • Hacking the History of Hackensack

    Hacking the History of Hackensack

    I live in Hackensack, New Jersey, and have been living here for two years. Our class was assigned a neighborhood walk, and for the assignment we had to turn off technology and spend time getting to know our neighborhoods and their histories. I usually don’t walk around my neighborhood much and definitely not to observe […]

  • An Introduction to “The Toni Morrison Dataset”

    An Introduction to “The Toni Morrison Dataset”

    Toni Morrison remains as an invaluable and popular literary icon within the African American and American literary traditions. “The Toni Morrison Dataset” is a collection of bibliographic information (i.e. publication title, publication date, publication decade, author gender) about critical articles, essays, and book chapters published roughly between the 1970s and 2020s on Toni Morrison’s fiction. […]

  • Call for Submissions – PSA 33, Special Issue on “Six Characters as World Literature”

    Call for Submissions – PSA 33, Special Issue on “Six Characters as World Literature”

    Call for Submissions PSA XXXIII (2020) Co-editors: Enza De Francisci, Lisa Sarti, and Michael Subialka   PSA, the journal of the Pirandello Society of America, is happy to announce its upcoming special issue devoted to Six Characters as World Literature (volume 33, which will be published in spring 2021). Celebrating the centenary of one of […]

  • CFP – Edited Volume on ‘D’Annunzio as World Literature: Multilingualism, Translation, Reception’

    CFP – Edited Volume on ‘D’Annunzio as World Literature: Multilingualism, Translation, Reception’

    ‘D’Annunzio as World Literature: Multilingualism, Translation, Reception’ Edited by Elisa Segnini and Michael Subialka   CALL FOR PAPERS In the last two decades, there has been a renewed interest in Decadent literature, and a reassessment of the Decadent movement in relation to a poetics of circulation and reception. Scholarship on Decadence has been especially productive in unveiling […]

  • CFP – D’Annunzio as World Literature at Glasgow (MLA Symposium, June 2021)

    CFP – D’Annunzio as World Literature at Glasgow (MLA Symposium, June 2021)

    We invite proposals for a panel at the Modern Language Colloquium in Glasgow (UK), which will be held on 17-19 June 2021, on the theme:   D’Annunzio as World Literature: Translation and Reception in the Wake of Decadence     As recent studies have demonstrated, translation was crucial for the development of the decadent movement, […]

  • Chapter 2: Burgers in the Age of Black Capitalism

    Chapter 2: Burgers in the Age of Black Capitalism

    Image: As the above image of Moses Stone at McDonald’s Black and Positively Golden Day 2019 illuminates, McDonald’s has continually employed a strategy of engaging translators (be it franchisees or hip-hop artists) to gain (and now, maintain) traction in black America. Image by Artskyagency, March 29, 2019.  The opening paragraphs of Chapter Two: Burgers in the Age of Black Capitalism […]