Friday, 18 December 2009
We welcome contributions from a range of disciplines and they do not solely have to be critical essays. On the basis that you have been inspired by Imoinda we will accept the following submissions:
Short Drama Pieces
Designing the journal cover
Film and audio contributions are welcome for the on-line version of the journal.
We look forward to receiving your work in the New Year.
Deadline: Monday 18 January 2010
Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Location: RHB256, 1st floor, Goldsmiths, University of London
Ice Cream and Popcorn will be provided.
Sunday, 22 November 2009
Sunday, 8 November 2009
We had divided the workshop into the following themes:
Beyond Text: Oral
Beyond Text: Physical
Beyond Text: Visual
Beyond Text: Digital
Beyond Text: Aural
Beyond Text: Virtual
Working with a fairly flexible brief our distinguished academic speakers were able to make the workshop a truly exciting and innovative day. See the slide show of photos to the right.
Friday, 6 November 2009
Thursday, 5 November 2009
We've finalised our lunch menu and are expecting 26+ postgraduate students.
Tendai has created a wiki page on Imoinda - it's going to be a great interactive tool.
With the last minute touches all in place - Let the fun begin.......
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Will be showing it to the rest of the team tomorrow.
It's quite a handy size and should double up as a pocket-sized notebook which will make it a useful tool for the workshop participants.
Sunday, 1 November 2009
Since my last blog entry the project team have attended Video Conference training which went extremely well and we were able to run a test with SUNY Geneseo in New York.
We still have to run a Skype test with the University of Trento in Italy and will be doing that this week.
We are also hoping to be able to tweet up dates on the day for those of you who are not able to be with us on Saturday.
Only 5 more days to go before the event.
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Great News. We have also been able to invite the Musical Director and Conductor of the SOTA performance of Imoinda which was staged in New York last May.
Our wonderful designer has amended our poster and the updated list of speakers can be seen below:
Monday, 19 October 2009
Today I have subscribed to a number of Jismail lists in order to circulate information about our one day workshop. Lists joined today are as follows:
- C18-Studies: which provides information and research network for any aspect of eighteenth century culture, literature, history, philosophy;
- Comparative-literature: provides a forum for all who are interested in the study of literature without confinement to national or linguistic boundaries, and in relation to other disciplines;
- Cultural-Memory: which explores the construction, manipulation and transmission of memories, also the role played by memory in identity formation. CM explores minority communities, especially work in postcolonial studies. Material studied includes film, literature, art, oral history,anthropology;
- Lit-Lang-Culture-Events: This list carries announcements of UK calls for conference papers, conferences and other events (meetings, conferences, seminars etc) in English literature, language, linguistics and cultural studies;
- Music-19thC-Lit: This list aims to encourage discussion and the exchange of ideas about ways in which literature written in English during the period c. 1800 -1918 can be used to enrich understanding of musical meaning and/or music as cultural and social activity.
Friday, 16 October 2009
Dr Giovanna Covi
Dr Raimi Gbadamosi
Recent national and international shows and events include: ARCO Madrid 2009; Tentativa De Agotar Un Lugar Africano, CASM, Barcelona 2008; Human Cargo, Plymouth Museum & Art Gallery, Plymouth 2007;
Books include: incredulous; ordinary people; extraordinary people; contents; Drink Horizontal; Drink Vertical; The Dreamers' Perambulator; and four word.
The Republic negotiates the meeting of language and social constructions.
Recent essays include: The Not-So New Europeans, Wasafiri
Dr Mina Karavanta
Professor Maria Helena Lima is a Brazilian who is a Professor of English and Comparative Literature at SUNY-Geneseo, specializing on the African Diaspora, Contemporary Black British Literature and Culture, and Women’s Studies. She translated and co-edited with Miriam Alves a bilingual anthology of short fiction by Afro-Brazilian Women, Women Righting/ Mulheres Escre-vendo [London: Mango Publishing, 2005]. More recently she published entries on Andrea Levy, Dorothea Smartt, and Meera Syal [Dictionary of Literary Biography special issue on Black British Literature, 2008]. She plans to finish her book of collected interviews, Black Britons Writing, on her sabbatical this spring.
I'm beginning to worry about quality issues in relation to visual/sound!!
Just hope that the technology will work out for us. At least we will be undertaking a dummy run.
Friday, 9 October 2009
Thursday, 8 October 2009
My fellow project Team members have been extremely quiet over the summer period but now that the Autumn Term has started we are back on track. It is surprising how quickly things can be done when they have to be .....
Our web site is now up and running and can be found at www.gold.ac.uk/wow
We have a wonderful artist/designer who has been kind enough to design the posters and postcards for our event and for this we are extremely grateful. We have managed to secure speakers from Greece, Italy and New York. and are extremely excited at the way in which our event is shaping up.
Dr Joan Anim-Addo (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Dr Giovanna Covi, (University of Trento, Italy)
Dr Raimi Gbadomsi (Artist and Curator, London)
Dr Mina Karavanta (University of Athens, Greece)
Professor Maria Helena Lima (SUNY Geneseo, USA)
Professor Glenn L. McClure (Composer, SUNY Geneseo, USA)
Our one-day workshop will truly be an interactive and exciting event.
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Monday, 8 June 2009
Our new web site is almost live, just aiting for images and bios from the rest of the project team. will need to send the logos to be uploaded onto the wow template. Our official web address is www.gold.ac.uk/wow
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
However, the day proved to be very productive and we have a number of items that need to be acted on by the end of next week.
We have also scheduled a second meeting for Friday 28 May where we are hoping that a number of things will be in place ready for our official award date - 1 June 2009.
Monday, 11 May 2009
We will need to have a meeting pretty soon to start looking at the administrative side of things, such as: a date for the workshop, how we are going to advertise it, where we are going to advertise it, approaching our key academics etcetera, etcetera, etcetera!!! Do we need to create a logo?? There are lots of 'wow logo' images on go0ogle.
We are hoping to have our initial meeting at the end of this week, so the discussions will begin then. The actual start date of our project is 1 June 2009 with an end date of 31 October 2010.
Thursday, 7 May 2009
We owe her so much: past, present and future.
Last year (May 2008) Imoinda was performed as an opera by the Schoo l of the Arts, Rochester City School District in New York. The music was composed by Glenn McClure and students from SOTA.
Today, I tried to find images of Imoinda that we might be able to use on our web site. The images found in no shape or form resemble the image of the strong black female that I have pictured in my mind.
Featured below is just one of the images that I found on a virtual gaming site, beleve it or not. I believe they call these characters Avatars, although in this instance this character is a Mesmer (described as 'one of the many spellcaster type professions in Guildwars. It is one of the core professions and is known to be the most unique professions made in any game. Mesmers are casters who devoted their life to the study of the arts that enables them to manipulate a foe's perceptions, as well as destroy their abilities through their control over their minds' - http://guildwars.incgamers.com/showthread.php?t=425256). Interesting!!
I continue to search and will update this blog as and when I find suitable pictures.
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
Spoke to the Project Team today and we have all come to the conclusion that realisation about the award is only now just kicking in. Thoughts that cross our mind range from how the hell are we going to deliver the project outcomes and at the same time upgrade/complete our PhDs.
Not only are we mothers, sisters, daughters and postgraduate students who are having to juggle family life and study, but we all work as well.
Our first challenge is to set up an email account and web site for the project which is titled: Words from Other Worlds: Critical Perspectives on Imoinda.
We are fortunate to have good contacts within our University and have already been able to have an email account set up for the project: email@example.com
We came up with this abbreviation for the project based on its usability. We figure that this will be an easy address to remember.
We have also requested a similar web address : www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/wow
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Saturday 2 May 2009, notification is received that we have been successful in our bid for funding for a student-led initiative from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
When I talk about we, i am referring to the Project Team:
Natasha Bonelamme, Tendai Marima and myself.
We, three, are PhD students in the Centre for Caribbean Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Our project 'Words from Other Worlds: Critical Perspectives on Imoinda' will begin in August 2009. Although in reality the preparation starts now.
Let the fun (and hard work) begin