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RA-269816-20
Long-Term Research Fellowships at the Newberry Library
Keelin Burke, Newberry Library

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Ethnographic Refusals, Unruly Latinidades (Book)
Title: Ethnographic Refusals, Unruly Latinidades
Editor: Alex Chávez
Editor: Gina M. Perez
Abstract: The contributors in Ethnographic Refusals, Unruly Latinidades highlight the value of "radical inclusion" in their research and call for a critical self-reflexivity that marshals the power of bearing witness to move from rhetoric to praxis in support of these methodologies within anthropological perspectives. The essays in this collection do not offer simple solutions to histories of colonialism, patriarchy, and misogyny through which gender binaries and racial hierarches have been imposed and reproduced, but rather provide a crucial opportunity for reflection on and continued reimagination of the contours of Latinidad. These scholars deploy Latinx strategically as part of ongoing dialogues, understanding that their terminologies are inherently imprecise, contested, and constantly shifting. Each chapter explores how Latinx ethnographers and interlocutors work together in contexts of refusal--ever mindful of how power shapes these encounters and the analyses that emerge from them--as well as the extraordinary possibilities offered by ethnography and its role in ongoing social transformation.
Year: 2022
Primary URL: https://www.unmpress.com/9780826363565/ethnographic-refusals-unruly-latinidades/
Primary URL Description: Publisher website
Access Model: Book, ebook
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 9780826363565

The Urban Sonorous and Collective Witness in the City of Neighborhoods (Book Section)
Title: The Urban Sonorous and Collective Witness in the City of Neighborhoods
Author: Alex Chávez
Editor: Alex Chávez
Editor: Gina M. Perez
Abstract: The contributors in Ethnographic Refusals, Unruly Latinidades highlight the value of "radical inclusion" in their research and call for a critical self-reflexivity that marshals the power of bearing witness to move from rhetoric to praxis in support of these methodologies within anthropological perspectives. The essays in this collection do not offer simple solutions to histories of colonialism, patriarchy, and misogyny through which gender binaries and racial hierarches have been imposed and reproduced, but rather provide a crucial opportunity for reflection on and continued reimagination of the contours of Latinidad. These scholars deploy Latinx strategically as part of ongoing dialogues, understanding that their terminologies are inherently imprecise, contested, and constantly shifting. Each chapter explores how Latinx ethnographers and interlocutors work together in contexts of refusal--ever mindful of how power shapes these encounters and the analyses that emerge from them--as well as the extraordinary possibilities offered by ethnography and its role in ongoing social transformation.
Year: 2022
Primary URL: https://www.unmpress.com/9780826363565/ethnographic-refusals-unruly-latinidades/
Primary URL Description: Publisher website
Access Model: Book, ebook
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 9780826363565

Zora Neale Hurston: Reclaiming a Legendary Writer for Alabama (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Zora Neale Hurston: Reclaiming a Legendary Writer for Alabama
Abstract: Public presentation: Zora Neale Hurston: Reclaiming a Legendary Writer for Alabama
Author: Sharony Green
Date: 10/1/2021
Location: Holt High School, Tusacaloosa Alabama

Zora Neale Hurston in Honduras (Article)
Title: Zora Neale Hurston in Honduras
Author: Sharony Green
Abstract: Best known for her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston also spent a significant part of her life pursuing different cultural, historical, and anthropological concerns, all of which coalesced in her attempts to locate a “mystery city” in Honduras. Hurston traveled to the country in 1947, drafting her final published novel there as well as writing freelance articles to help fund her search for the lost city. Though her search for the city was fruitless, Hurston planned to return to Honduras another time to continue her work. She did not return, but decades later, in 2015, scholars discovered the ruin Hurston had sought so many years before, validating her suspicions of its existence.
Year: 2023
Primary URL: https://www.alabamaheritage.com/issue-148-spring-2023.html
Primary URL Description: Magazine website
Access Model: Subscription
Format: Magazine
Publisher: Alabama Heritage

Zora Neale Hurston (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Zora Neale Hurston
Writer: Sharony Green
Director: Sharony Green
Abstract: On this episode of the Women Who Shaped Alabama, Dr. Sharony Green tells us about Zora Neale Hurston as an Alabama author & anthropologist in the early 20th century.
Year: 2022
Primary URL: https://videos.trailblazertv.org/watch-now/?video_id=10679&title=Zora%20Neale%20Hurstonhttp://
Primary URL Description: Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama’s Women Who Shaped Alabama series, Trailblazer Channel website
Access Model: Open access
Format: Video
Format: Web

Alongside Slavery’s Asides: Reverberations of Edward Young’s The Revenge (Article)
Title: Alongside Slavery’s Asides: Reverberations of Edward Young’s The Revenge
Author: Amy B. Huang
Abstract: In an 1847 lecture before the Female Anti-Slavery Society of Salem, William Wells Brown stated: “Were I about to tell you the evils of Slavery, to represent to you the Slave in his lowest degradation, I should wish to take you, one at a time, and whisper it to you. Slavery has never been represented; Slavery never can be represented.” In these oft-cited lines, Wells Brown makes a strong claim for the absolute impossibility of representing slavery. But I wish to pause and stay with his earlier suggestion that it might just be possible to tell about slavery in a whisper. Breaking through the fastidiousness of the audience, a whisper can bring the condition of slavery close.
Year: 2022
Primary URL: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/theatre-survey/article/abs/alongside-slaverys-asides-reverberations-of-edward-youngs-the-revenge/882058EB60D55F208A2C0592185660E2
Primary URL Description: Journal website
Access Model: Subscription only
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Theater Survey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Heterosexual Nouns: The Masculinist Dreams of Nineteenth-Century Linguistics (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Heterosexual Nouns: The Masculinist Dreams of Nineteenth-Century Linguistics
Abstract: As part of a workshop for German teachers on the topic of gender, Sophie Salvo, Ph.D. will give an overview of the historical theories of grammatical gender in German linguistics. The lecture will be in English and is free and open to the public.
Author: Sophie Salvo
Date: 12/9/2022
Location: Goethe-Institut Chicago 150 N Michigan Av, Suite 200, Chicago, lL 60601
Primary URL: http://www.thevisualist.org/2022/12/heterosexual-nouns/
Primary URL Description: Event website

The Sex of Language (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: The Sex of Language
Abstract: Grammatical gender—a system of classifying nouns as masculine, feminine, or neuter—has long been the bane of language learners. That in German “a young lady has no sex, but a turnip has” led Mark Twain to lament “the awful German language.” But for 19th-century German linguists, grammatical gender was not capricious or irrational, but rather a deeply meaningful structure that provided insight into cultural norms and primitive forefathers. This session provides an overview of theories of grammatical gender from this period and explores how they centered on a fundamental question: Is it possible to imagine “the human” as unsexed?
Author: Sophie Salvo
Date: 10/1/2022
Location: University of Chicago
Primary URL: https://humanitiesday.uchicago.edu/presentations/sex-language
Primary URL Description: Event website

Gendered Origins: Inventing the Invention of Language in the Late Eighteenth Century (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Gendered Origins: Inventing the Invention of Language in the Late Eighteenth Century
Author: Sophie Salvo
Abstract: Conference Presentation: Gendered Origins: Inventing the Invention of Language in the Late Eighteenth Century
Date: 9/16/2022
Primary URL: https://www.thegsa.org/sites/default/files/01_program_2022_Final.pdf
Primary URL Description: Conference program


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