MLA Panel 8. Pacific Northwest Literary Regionalism: Acts of Recovery (January 8, 12-1:15)

I’ll be presenting a paper based on a section of my book manuscript Bitter Tastes: Naturalism, Early Film, and American Women’s Writing  at the Modern Language Association Convention in Vancouver, BC, on Thursday. It’s drawn from Chapter 2: “The Darwinists: Borderlands, Environment, and Evolution,”

8. Pacific Northwest Literary Regionalism: Acts of Recovery

Thursday, 8 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 205, VCC West

A special session

Presiding: Laura Laffrado, Western Washington Univ.

1. “Carol Ryrie Brink and Moving Memory: A Novel Family History, from Caddie Woodlawn‘s Wisconsin to Buffalo Coat‘s Idaho,” Jana L. Argersinger, Washington State Univ., Pullman

2. “Batterman Lindsay’s Derelicts of Destiny and Pacific Northwest Native American Culture,” Donna M. Campbell, Washington State Univ., Pullman

3. “Besides the Bureau of American Ethnology: Recovering the Alaska Native Brotherhood/Sisterhood as a Community of Native Writers,” Michael Taylor, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver

Bookmarking: Digital Literary Studies (journal) under development & DH journals

Penn State just announced a new, open-access journal under development, to be called Digital Literary Studies: http://journals.psu.edu/dls/index

Since this is basically a bookmarking post, here are some others:

Digital Humanities Quarterly: http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/

Journal of Digital Humanities: http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/

Literary and Linguistic Computing: http://llc.oxfordjournals.org/   (not free or open access)
Digital Studies / Le champ numerique http://www.digitalstudies.org/ojs/index.php/digital_studies
Digital Humanities Now: http://digitalhumanitiesnow.org/
Here’s a good list of resources from Duke: http://guides.library.duke.edu/content.php?pid=129864&sid=1114041

Books:

A Companion to Digital Literary Studies: http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companionDLS/

A Companion to Digital Humanities: http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/

Debates in the Digital Humanities: http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/

University of Illinois Press series (not free or open access): http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/find_books.php?type=series&search=tdh

Lesson links:

Also bookmarking this set of tutorials at programminghistorian: http://programminghistorian.org/lessons/

Scholars’ lab: http://praxis.scholarslab.org/scratchpad/

NY Times: Coming Soon, a Century Late: A Black Film Gem

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/21/nyregion/coming-soon-a-century-late-a-black-film-gem.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpSumMediumMediaFloated&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

For decades, the seven reels from 1913 lay unexamined in the film archives of the Museum of Modern Art. Now, after years of research, a historic find has emerged: what MoMA curators say is the earliest surviving footage for a feature film with a black cast. It is a rare visual depiction of middle-class black characters from an era when lynchings and stereotyped black images were commonplace. What’s more, the material features Bert Williams, the first black superstar on Broadway. Williams appears in blackface in the untitled silent film along with a roster of actors from the sparsely documented community of black performers in Harlem on the cusp of the Harlem Renaissance. Remarkably, the reels also capture behind-the-scenes interactions between these performers and the directors.

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Comment: This is good news indeed.