[sticky entry] Sticky: Further reading

Aug. 30th, 2010 18:17
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Joyce Appleby, Lynn Hunt, and Margaret Jacob, Telling the Truth about History
Nancy Armstrong, Fiction in the Age of Photography
Walter Benjamin, Illuminations
Dana Buntrock, Materials and Meaning in Contemporary Japanese Architecture
Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities (reread)
Paul Cohen, Discovering History in China
Confucius, Analects
Judith Farquhar, Appetites
Han Fei Tzu
Ian Christopher Fletcher et al., eds., Women's Suffrage in the British Empire
Martin Heidegger, Being and Time
James Hevia, Cherishing Men from Afar
Hsun Tzu
Rebecca Karl, Mao Zedong and China in the Twentieth-Century World
Thomas Keirstead, The Geography of Power in Medieval Japan
Kenko, Essays in Idleness
Lao Zi
Der Ling, Two Years in the Forbidden City
Lydia Liu, Translingual Practice
André Malraux, Man's Fate
John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (reread)
Anchee Min, Pearl of China
Tessa Morris-Suzuki, A History of Japanese Economic Thought
Herman Ooms, Tokugawa Ideology
Carole Pateman, The Sexual Contract
Procopius, The Secret History
The Rig Veda
Kim Stanley Robinson, The Years of Rice and Salt
Edward Said, The Culture of Imperialism
Victor Segalen, Rene Liys
Sima Qian
Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations
Edgar Snow, Red Star Over China
Frederick Teggart, Rome and China
E. P. Thompson, The Making of the English Working Class
Joanna Waley-Cohen, The Sextants of Beijing
Wang Yang-ming
J.Y. Wong, Deadly Dreams
Karl Wittfogel, Oriental Despotism
Xiao Jing
Zhu Xi

Further viewing
Bernardo Bertolucci, The Last Emperor
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Somehow I neglected to mention that I have moved most of my blogging to my personal site. I don't anticipate many further entries on this one, though I intend to keep it up indefinitely. See you on WordPress!
ahorbinski: My Marxist-feminist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.  (marxism + feminism --> posthumanism)
Last fall I organized a vidshow at the Sirens Conference in Englewood, Colorado. I swore I'd post the playlist, and then I went to Belgium and Germany and when I came back reality blew up in our faces.

So, at long last, the vid playlist and panel description. The theme last year was Lovers, which informed my choice of vids.

Vidding comes to Sirens! This presentation and roundtable discussion will briefly introduce the practice of vidding (aka fanvids or songvids) by showing about a dozen vids, ranging from classics to book vids to vids related to this year’s Sirens theme. After watching the vids, we’ll have a short combined discussion and Q&A about the vids, vidding in general, and the fannish love that goes into them.

Playlist

  1. Discord Days (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic) by mmmandarinorange
  2. Clear the Area (The X-Files) by astarte
  3. Hurricane (Battlestar Galactica/Farscape) by [personal profile] laurashapiro
  4. Blank Space (Doctor Who) by [personal profile] purplefringe and [personal profile] such_heights
  5. Republic City (The Legend of Korra)by [personal profile] beccatoria
  6. You & I Sail (Only Lovers Left Alive) by [personal profile] violace 
  7. Keep The Streets Empty For Me (Twilight) by [personal profile] chaila
  8. All of Me (due South) by [personal profile] kuwdora 
  9. Carry Your Throne (Captive Prince) by Rhea314
  10. Sky Is Open (Ms Marvel/Avengers) by Garrideb ([personal profile] garrideb)
  11. When Brakes Get Wet (Code Name Verity) by thatfangirl
  12. I'm Your Man (Multi) by Charmax ([personal profile] charmax)
  13. Holding Out for a Hero (Wonder Woman) by [personal profile] chaila 
  14. Hold Me (Håll Om Mig) (Princess Tutu) by Vu Tran
ahorbinski: a bridge in the fog (bridge to anywhere)
Somewhat belatedly: I'm giving a talk on a portion of my dissertation tomorrow afternoon in Doe Library on the Berkeley campus. The abstract is below; I hope to see you there!

Between 1905 and 1928 manga emerged as a separate artistic medium in Japan in reaction to ponchie, a populist hybrid art form that flourished in the early and mid-Meiji period (1868 – 1912). The pioneers of manga, self-consciously elitist in the vein of Fukuzawa Yukichi’s (1835 – 1901) philosophy of “civilization and enlightenment” (bunmei kaika), wished to create a higher-class art form that could, and did, depict exclusively political content. This early vision of manga as consisting of only political satire did not survive the economic fortunes of World War I, and its collapse, therefore, has profound implications for the history of Japanese comics as a whole. Only by expanding the scope of manga beyond political satire was the medium able to survive and flourish in the Taishō (1912 – 1926) and Shōwa (1926 – 1989) periods.
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I'm very happy to say that I now have a gig as an occasional reviewer at Women Write About Comics! I'll be focusing on academic works related to comics, and my first review, of Katherine Roeder's Wide Awake in Slumberland, is now up at the site.
ahorbinski: A DJ geisha (historical time is a construct)
It's been a whirlwind six weeks of moving continents and coasts, and I'm very behind on updates.

My article "Record of Dying Days: The Alternate History of Ôoku" was published in Mechademia 10 in November, and the BCNM very kindly put out a short blurb about it. You can see a photo of yours truly with one of my author copies. On the topic of Mechademia, the tenth volume is the last of the original series, and the fifth one that I worked on as the editorial assistant/general citations dogsbody. I want to take the time now to publicly thank Frenchy Lunning, Wendy Goldberg, Christopher Bolton, and Tom Lamarre for their giving me the job, their advice and support, and their general friendship and camaraderie. I had the time of my life, and it was a true privilege.

Speaking of Mechademia, I'll be traveling to Tokyo next month to give a talk drawing on materials from the third chapter of my in-progress manuscript at the Mechademia Conference next month, "Women and Comics: Reconsidering the ‘Origins’ of Shojo Manga in the Postwar.” From there I'll go immediately to Seattle to give the same talk to a different crowd at the Popular Culture Association annual meeting, in the comics arts track. I had a wonderful time when I last presented at the PCA in 2009, and I'm very much looking forward to both conferences. See you there, I hope!
ahorbinski: Tomoe Gozen is so badass she glued her OTW mug to her wrist.  (tomoe gozen would haved loved the OTW)
As has been announced elsewhere, I've decided to decline appointment to the OTW Board of Directors for the 2016 term and have tendered my resignation from the Board, effective 15 December 2015.

It's been a privilege to serve on the Board for the past three years, and I wish the 2016 Board and the OTW all the best for their future success.
ahorbinski: a bridge in the fog (bridge to anywhere)
I have the privilege to be one of the people attending OpenCon 2015 in person in Brussels this weekend. It's been a very thought-provoking gathering so far, and I'm excited to share back what I learn in my various projects.

In the meantime, you can follow along with the conference events on the OpenCon livestream (subject to country by country copyright restrictions).
ahorbinski: Tomoe Gozen is so badass she glued her OTW mug to her wrist.  (tomoe gozen would haved loved the OTW)
It's the OTW's biannual membership drive again this week, and we're fundraising to continue to do our work in support of our mission and our projects! 

The theme of this drive is tropes, and I wrote a post about the alternate universe in which the OTW never existed: it's a pretty dark timeline. With your support, we can prevent it from ever coming true and continue to bring you great projects like Fanlore, Open Doors, the AO3, and many more.


ahorbinski: a bridge in the fog (bridge to anywhere)
I’m sorry to say that my co-chair s.e. smith and I have resigned as Wiscon 40 chairs and as members of the Wiscon concom, effective immediately. This is a really unfortunate decision to have had to make, and we very much regret placing the con in this position. That said, it seems clear that we are a poor culture fit for the concom, and we feel the need to prioritize self-care rather than further risk our own mental health and well-being. Another reason we are leaving now rather than later is that at this juncture there is still potentially time to find replacement chairs to bring Wiscon 40 to fruition.

We really appreciated the opportunity to work on Wiscon, and we wish the convention all the best.
ahorbinski: a bridge in the fog (bridge to anywhere)
I'm very happy to say that I'll be presenting a paper called "Women in Comics: Reconsidering the Origins of Shojo Manga in the Postwar" at the 2016 national conference of the Popular Culture Association in Seattle next March. This presentation will draw on the in-progress third chapter of my dissertation and will be my first chance to take the material out for a spin.

PCA is one of the most enjoyable academic conferences I've been to, and after a seven-year absence I'm looking forward to going back. Even better, my paper is part of panels on manga organized by my colleague James Welker and staffed with some pretty awesome people including Patrick Galbraith and Sharalyn Orbaugh. I hope to see you there!

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