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Episode 11: Designing Global Activism

 


Episode 11: Show Notes

  • Catching up with Christian and Ankita (0:00-1:04)
  • Introducing our guest, Favianna Rodriguez (1:05–1:49)
  • Being an artist, a cultural organizer, and a social justice activist (1:50-4:36)
  • Getting involved in art and activism (4:37-7:42)
  • Describing art that empowers (7:43-9:50)
  • Learning from artistic predecessors (9:51-12:34)
  • The process of creating a work of art (12:36-14:56)
  • Printmaking and the role of “multiplicity” (14:57-17:49)
  • Merging artistic work with political practice (17:50-22:06)
  • “Migration is Beautiful” and CultureStrike (22:07-25:38)
  • The migrating butterfly and sharing art (25:39-28:26)
  • Discussing the imagery of climate change (28:27-36:12)
  • Working against mass incarceration and healing (36:13-39:11)
  • Intersectional organizing and women’s issues (39:12-42:53)
  • Making and working in the realm of imagination (42:54-44:52)
  • Reading and viewing recommendations (44:53-48:05)
  • Wrapping up; until next time! (48:06-48:40)

 

 

Episode 10: The Climate of World Literature

 


Episode 10: Show Notes

  • Introducing Amitav Ghosh (0:00-1:20)
  • Becoming a professional writer (1:20-5:11)
  • From PhD student to award-winning novelist (5:11-6:44)
  • Discussing In an Antique Land and writing historical narratives (8:22-17:26)
  • Research and the creative process of fiction writing (17:26-19:35)
  • The Great Derangement as an “act of introspection” (19:35-22:20)
  • Discussing Gun Island and climate change in fictional works (22:20-28:48)
  • Mapping, questions of space, and global movement (28:48-31:44)
  • Connecting global narratives to the forces of the weather, and what it means to be a transnational traveller (31:44-36:58)
  • Winning the Jnanpith Award and Anglophone Indian writing (36:58-43:52)
  • New and exciting things in the contemporary literary scene (43:52-46:48)
  • The work Ghosh enjoyed writing the most… (46:48-47:51)
  • Advice for aspiring writers (47:51-50:50)
  • Reading recommendations (50:50-51:42)
  • Wrapping up and stay tuned for next time! (51:42-52:20)

 

 

Episode 9: Restless Readers and Global Publishing

 


Episode 9: Show Notes

  • Catching up with Christian and Ankita (0:00-0:54)
  • Introducing our guest Nathan Rostron and Restless Books Publishers (0:55-5:00)
  • The responsibilities of an editor and marketing director (5:01-9:05)
  • The mission statement, defining “international literature,” and the significance of translators (9:06-12:25)
  • “A world in motion” and building networks (12:26-13:37)
  • So how does a book get published? (13:38-18:25)
  • Situating immigrant writing on the global publishing map (18:26-22:23)
  • Challenges and opportunities of an independent nonprofit publishing company (22:24-24:22)
  • Alternative literary programs (24:23-27:39)
  • A publisher’s advice for aspiring writers (27:40-29:53)
  • Literature recommendations and the perfect review! (29:54-34:33)

 

 

Episode 8: Performing Hip-Hop

 


Episode 8: Show Notes

  • Catching up with Christian and Ankita (0:00-0:50)
  • Introducing A.D. Carson (0:51-1:15)
  • What it means to be a hip-hop artist and a Professor of Music (1:16-5:38)
  • History, hip-hop, and poetry (5:39-10:35)
  • Graduate school and the question of who gets to be the “expert” (10:36-17:29)
  • A PhD dissertation in a 34-track rap album (17:30-29:33)
  • Performing and making music as Professor of Hip-Hop (29:34-41:23)
  • Engaging the public through scholarly work (41:24-45:52)
  • “Sleepwalking” in Charlottesville, August 2017 (45:53-54:18)
  • Turning conversation into action (54:19-59:16)
  • A.D. Carson’s music recommendations and concluding remarks (59:17-1:01:05)
  • Listen to “Trapped” by A.D. Carson (1:01:06-1:04:14)

 

 

Episode 7: Animating Literature: The Art of Manga

 


Episode 7: Show Notes

  • Introductions (00:00-1:50)
  • About Manga School Nakano (1:51-2:38)
  • Nao Yazawa’s Introduction to Manga (2:39-5:42)
  • Defining Manga (5:43-10:33)
  • History of Manga (10:34-11:49)
  • Understanding the Literary Tradition of Manga (11:50-15:24)
  • Creating Manga: From storyboard to publication (15:25-22:31)
  • Wedding Peach: Relation to Sailor Moon & translated editions (22:32-28:10)
  • Reception of Manga outside of Japan (28:11-29:41)
  • Teaching at Manga School Nakano (29:42-32:38)
  • Advice for Aspiring Manga Artists (32:39-33:19)
  • Reading Recommendations (33:20-34:59)
  • Concluding Remarks (35:00-35:51)

 

 

Episode 6: The State of Literature in a Global Age

 


Episode 6: Show Notes

  • Susan Stanford Friedman: her scholarly trajectory (00:00-6:30)
  • Literature and theory: theory through storytelling (6:31-10:13)
  • Living “on the hyphen” (10:14-15:35)
  • The value of the humanities today! Susan Stanford Friedman tells it in two sentences (15:36-24:24)
  • Recycling of temporalities and Kabe Wilson (24:25-29:59)
  • Global research projects and zooming in: the Institute for Research in the Humanities, University Wisconsin Madison (30:00-35:14)
  • Collaborative research and digital media: the question of the 21st-century (35:15-43:18)
  • Bridges, connections and separations: migration today (43:19-48:09)
  • Reading recommendations and what’s next! (48:10-56:32)

 

 

Episode 5: Copyright and Open Access

 


Episode 5: Show Notes

  • Introductions (0:00-5:15)
  • Brandon’s vision for information policy at UVA (5:16-8:17)
  • Intellectual property in the 21st century: The debate of the digital (8:18-11:53)
  • International copyright law? It doesn’t exist! (11:54-16:16)
  • Fair Use doctrine (16:17-21:56)
  • Open access: What is it and why we need it (21:57-33:12)
  • What is the purpose of the library? (33:13-38:47)
  • The biggest myth about open access (38:48-41:02)
  • Brandon’s must-read recommendations (41:03-42:42)
  • What’s next? (42:43-44:09)

 

 

 

Episode 4: The Task of the Translator

 


Episode 4: Show Notes

  • What’s been going on with Christian and Sam! (00:00-1:46)
  • Introduction of Chi Lã Linh (1:47-2:58)
  • High 5 Language Instruction in Vietnam (2:59-3:45)
  • Chi’s translation projects and experience (3:46-6:32)
  • Translation problems and issues between English and Vietnamese (6:33-9:43)
  • The form and structure of Vietnamese vs. English: Verb tenses (9:44-13:30)
  • What is gained in translation? What is lost? (13:31-14:27)
  • The translator’s goals and system of values (14:28-16:17)
  • Admirable translators and translations (16:18-17:18)
  • Tones in the Vietnamese language (17:19-19:46)
  • Conditionals and counterfactuals in Vietnamese (19:47-21:26)
  • Public humanities and the translator’s audience (21:27-23:24)
  • Reading recommendations! (23:25-25:11)
  • Christian’s time in Vietnam (25:12-31:03)
  • Closing remarks and Episode 5 preview (31:04-33:03)

 

 

Episode 3: Public and Digital Spaces

 


Episode 3: Show Notes

  • What’s been going on with Christian and Sam (0:00-2:09)
  • Introduction to Brandon and the Scholars’ Lab (2:10-4:53)
  • What are Digital Humanities? What are digital spaces? (4:54-9:15)
  • How does digital interact with public humanities? Why a podcast? (9:16-16:14)
  • What are the drawbacks to digital? (16:15-20:09)
  • What is digital literature (and Sam’s worst audio nightmare)? (20:10-32:33)
  • How digital is rewriting world literature (and Christian’s work on robots) (32:34-36:10)
  • Digital as “a” future (36:11-43:39)
  • Book recommendations and sign off (43:40-47:59)
  • Keanu Reeves (48:00-48:40)

 

 
 

Episode 2: Teaching World Literature


Episode 2: Show Notes

  • What’s been going on with Christian and Sam! (00:00-1:56)
  • Introduction to Sarah and Olivia (1:57-8:13)
  • How Sarah developed her first world literature syllabus (8:14-13:52)
  • Sarah’s series of questions about world literature (13:53-16:29)
  • Olivia’s preference for “world” over “global” (16:30-18:00)
  • Circulating Spaces theorizes world literature (18:01-21:54)
  • Olivia’s research interests and its influence on how she teaches (21:55-26:35)
  • What Olivia has learned having taught middle, high school, and university levels (26:36-29:07)
  • An Olivia Milroy teaching failure (29:08-33:00)
  • A Sarah Rodriguez teaching failure (33:01-35:24)
  • Teaching successes! (35:25-42:44)
  • Classrooms as open spaces? (42:45-52:57)
  • The slaughterhouse of syllabus making (52:58-58:05)
  • Reading recommendations (58:06-101:03)
  • Closing remarks and episode 3 preview! (101:04-103:54)

 

 

Episode 1: The Life of a Literary Agent

 


Episode 1: Show Notes

  • Who and what we’re about! (00:00-2:10)
  • Introduction to Erin (2:11-7:49)
  • The work of a literary agent (7:50-17:08)
  • Global, digital spaces and public humanities (17:09-36:59)
  • Sacred spaces (37:00-39:56)
  • The best and worst part about working in publishing (39:57-42:02)
  • Book recommendations (42:03-49:29)
  • How to reach us and what’s next! (49:30-50:43)

 

 

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