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  • Volume 2, Issue 2: Novel Coronavirus: Plague and the Performances of Identities

    2020-07-05

    There are serious concerns as regards whether COVID-19, or the impacts that it has upon human performances of identities, can be stopped at all. The virus, seemingly, has significant implications for clinical and public health medical professionals, students and teachers, bus drivers, mothers and uncles…the whole of humanity. The impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak can be felt globally. Countries around the world continue to close their borders. Cities, and economies, continue to shut down. Human performances have become ever more forceful––particularly as some politicians attempt to motivate populations to comply with restrictions of movement. While we attempt to adjust to the changes that COVID-19 have wrought, let us consider how our very performances of the identities that we hold so dear have been impacted. What do such impacts mean for the performances of human identities now––and in the future? This issue of Quimbandas: Explorations of Identities explores such.

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  • Volume 2, Issue 1: "Stag Shot Billy!"

    2020-07-05

    Folk tales have longed been used for literary generative purposes, particularly as relates the development of plot and the characterization of protagonists in novels. For example, consider Percival Everett's use of the badman Stagolee in 2001's erasure; or, consider Colson Whitehead's use of the metamyth surrounding John Henry in John Henry Days, also of 2001. Essays in this issue will investigate contemporary representations and appropriations of myth and folklore in varied genres and examples of literature––with a particular focus on novels utilizing aspects of African American literary traditions.

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  • Volume 1, Issue 1: Celebrating the Lives, Identities, and Accomplishments of Belle da Costa Greene

    2020-07-05

    From 30 November to 2 December 2018, medieval scholars––highlighted by the presence of a number of Medievalists of Color––gathered at the Center for Global Citizenship on the campus of Saint Louis University to celebrate scholarship focused on the lives and times of Belle da Costa Greene and to discuss the state of the field of medieval studies as relates the presence of bodies considered Other. This issue focuses primarily on scholarship shared at the conference.

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  • Call for Papers: Novel Coronavirus: Plague and the Performances of Identities

    2020-07-05

    DEADLINE for abstracts: 18 APR 2021

    There are serious concerns as regards whether COVID-19, or the impacts that it has upon human performances of identities, can be stopped at all. The virus, seemingly, has significant implications for clinical and public health medical professionals, students and teachers, bus drivers, mothers and uncles…the whole of humanity. The impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak can be felt globally. Countries around the world continue to close their borders. Cities, and economies, continue to shut down. Human performances have become ever more forceful––particularly as some politicians attempt to motivate populations to comply with restrictions of movement. While we attempt to adjust to the changes that COVID-19 have wrought, let us consider how our very performances of the identities that we hold so dear have been impacted. What do such impacts mean for the performances of human identities now––and in the future? This issue of Quimbandas: Explorations of Identities explores such.

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  • Call for Papers:"Stag Shot Billy!"

    2020-07-05

    DEADLINE for abstracts: 18 FEB 2021

    Archetypal accounts of imaginary happenings and supernatural beings from time immemorable explain the genesis of the universe, the making of a people, the formation of living things, or the advent of an institution. These narratives reflect a certain system of values and codes of self-conduct of a group of individuals bound together by social, political, cultural, and aesthetics ties––and the virtues and vices of being human. This issue highlights the roles of folklore and myth in the development of identities and literary narrative. We particularly encourage contributions from papers that focus upon figures such as: Stagolee, John the Slave, John Henry, Kingsberry, Kissie Lee, Malintzin (La Malinche), etc.

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  • Call for Papers: Celebrating the Lives, Identities, and Accomplishments of Belle da Costa Greene

    2020-07-05

    DEADLINE for abstracts: 18 JULY 2020

    This seminal issue of Quimbandas: Explorations of Identities seeks papers on topics that interrogate the lives, identities, accomplishments, and times of Belle da Costa Greene. We ask for papers that embrace ideas and identities elided from traditional approaches to the Middle Ages, race, sexuality and gender, manuscipts, the Gilded Age, and more.  We encourage contributions from various disciplines and methodologies––still, there is an urgent and decisive focus upon intersectional approaches to themes associated with the lives, identities, and accomplishments of Belle da Costa Greene.

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