Welcome to the page for my SAA 2012 seminar, held in Boston on April 5, 2012.
In reverse order, here are some post-SAA thoughts:
Here’s the outline we used to keep our discussion on track during the seminar:
Here are my blog posts leading up to the meeting in Boston:
Plus — special video clips for the seminar —
Vanishing Sail (via Dan Brayton)
The Ocean of Utah (via Brandie Siegfried)
Perpetual Ocean (via Jonathan Hsy)
The seminar’s projects fall fairly clearly into three groups. Once the papers circulate in early March, each member of each group will provide written feedback to all the other group members. I’ve also assigned a respondent to each of the three groups, though as seminar leader I’ll probably stick my nose into all three.
“Wet Globalism”: Barnes, Brayton, Cameron, Klein, Siegfried. Respondent: Blackmore
“Salty Aesthetics and Theatricality”: Duckert, Jacobson, MacKay, Martin, Shmygol. Respondent: Mentz
“Fresh Water Ecologies”: Guttmann, Pedersen, Yim. Respendent: Cohen
Here’s the Oceanic Bibliography we put together in December.
Here is the full description of the seminar: Oceanic Shakespeares.
1 December 2011: 2-3 items for a shared bibliography, including very brief annotations about what’s valuable / useful / notable about each.
1 January 2012: Provisional titles and abstracts for seminar papers. At this point I will assemble the seminar members into groups for short responses.
1 February 2012: 1 – 2 large methodological questions that your work is raising.
1 March 2012: Final papers to me and the seminar by email. This is the firm SAA deadline, and if you miss it, I can’t be sure your name will appear in the program.
20 March 2012: Short response comments to your cluster of papers; one large question for the seminar.