We want to remind everyone of our upcoming RSVP Digital Salon event, “A Discussion on Decolonizing Periodical Studies,” this Friday, January 22 at 1 p.m. (EST) / 6 p.m. (GMT)! Registration for the event is free and open to all who wish to attend. You can register for the event here.
Our three panelists — Dr. Caroline Bressey, Dr. Priti Joshi, and Dr. Candace Ward — will speak to one or more of the following questions:
- How do we approach the archive/new readings of the digital archive?
- What material are we not reading (that we should be) and where do we find it?
- What new methodologies do we need to decolonize our research?
- Should we/how should we reframe the questions we ask of periodicals?
- How do we go about “undisciplining” periodical studies?
- What questions should we be asking in addition to/instead of these?
This is intended to be more of an informal event, so we hope you will join the discussion as well!
Though panelists will not be reading formal papers, for anyone interested in reading some of their work in advance, the following are recommended as start points:
- Caroline Bressey, ‘Surfacing black and brown bodies in the digital archive: domestic workers in late nineteenth-century Australia’, Journal of Historical Geography 70 (2020): 1-11
- Priti Joshi, “Scissors-and-Paste: Ephemerality and Memorialization in the Archive of Indian Newspapers” Amodern 7 (Dec. 2017), https://amodern.net/article/scissors-and-paste/
- Candace Ward, ‘“An Engine of Immense Power”: The Jamaica Watchman and Crossings in Nineteenth-Century Colonial Print Culture’, Victorian Periodicals Review 51.3 (Fall 2018): 483-503
- Ronjaunee Chatterjee, Alicia Mireles Christoff, Amy R. Wong, ‘Introduction: Undisciplining Victorian Studies’, Victorian Studies, 62.3 (Spring 2020): 369-391
A fuller list of works by our discussion panelists can be found at:
- Dr. Caroline Bressey: https://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/people/academic-staff/caroline-bressey
- Dr. Priti Joshi: https://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/undergraduate/english/faculty-research-and-writing/
- Dr. Candace Ward: https://english.fsu.edu/faculty/candace-ward
Further Details About the Event
Dr. Lara Atkin will chair the discussion. For Dr. Atkin’s work see: https://www.kent.ac.uk/english/people/2704/www.kent.ac.uk/english/people/2704/atkin-lara
If you have any questions, or difficulty accessing material, please email our Vice President, Fionnuala Dillane.