Double Issue: 5.4 (general issue) & 5.5 (special issue on hospitality)

issue 5.4

(Essays & Experiments)

Zero Tolerance and Central Park Rumba Cabildo Politics
Berta Jottarpdf | extras

On Writing on Walking
Louis Bury pdf

Travelling an Urban Puzzle: The Construction,
Experience and Communication of Multi(pli)cities

Bas Spierings pdf

The Perch: A Talk Opera
Jon Cotner & Andy Fitch read & listen


Rebirthing Mother
Christie Loganread


You Can Do It: A Conversation with Theatrical Artist Cynthia Hopkins
Jason Del Gandiopdf

(Book Review)

Moving Bodies: Kenneth Burke At The Edges of Language (by Debra Hawhee)
Dustin Bradley Goltzread

issue 5.5 (On Hospitality)
edited by Sara L. McKinnon & Karma R. Chávez

Editors' Introduction
Sara L. McKinnon & Karma R. Chávezlisten


My Neighbor’s Face and Similar Vulgarities
Naida Zukićpdf

Five Days and Five Words in Sarajevo
Paige M. Ericksonpdf

Moving Relations: On the Limits of Belonging
Aimee Carrillo Rowepdf

“She Ain’t No Diva!”: Reflections on In/Hospitable Guests/Hosts,
Reciprocity, and Desire

Bernadette Marie Calafellpdf

“Sole/Daughter:” Race, Intellect and the Performative Process
of Creating Black Subjectivity

Rachel N. Hastingspdf

Rethinking Conquergood: Toward an Unstated Cultural Politics
Shane T. Moremanpdf

Home: Hospitality, Belonging and the Nation
Karma R. Chávez, Sara L. McKinnon, Lucas Messer and Marjorie Hazeltine watch & read

Bringing it Back Home: Producing Neoliberal Subjectivities
Kathryn Sorrells pdf

‘Oh, let’s not.’ Hospitable Silences: Home: Hospitality,
Belonging, and the Nation

Jeanine Marie Mingepdf

Drunk Dialing Naida
Joshua Gunnlook & listen

<notes on contributors>

» Louis Bury is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He teaches literature at New York University, plays poker semi-professionally, and is producing a collection of experimental short stories by the artist Richard Kostelanetz.

» Bernadette Marie Calafell (Ph.D., University of North Carolina) is Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Human Communication at the University of Denver. Her research converges around issues of performance, rhetoric, and intersectionality, particularly within Chicana/o and Latina/o communities. In 2009 she was awarded the Lilla A. Heston Award for Outstanding Research in Oral Interpretation and Performance. Her publications include essays in the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Text and Performance Quarterly, The Communication Review, Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies, and Communication, Culture, and Critique. She recently co-edited (with Dr. Shane T. Moreman) a special issue of Text and Performance Quarterly on “Latina/o Performativities.” She is also author of the book Latina/o Communication Studies: Theorizing Performance.

» Karma R. Chávez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico. Her research primarily investigates relationships between sexuality and migration utilizing queer feminist of color perspectives.

» Jon Cotner and Andy Fitch are the authors of Ten Walks/Two Talks (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009). They co-edited the digital anthology Interdisciplinary Transcriptions (University of Liège, Belgium, 2009). Jon is completing his Ph.D. for SUNY Buffalo’s Poetics Program. Andy is an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming’s MFA Program.

» Jason Del Gandio is an Assistant Professor of Public Communication at Temple University. He is author of Rhetoric for Radicals: A Handbook for 21st Century Activists.

» Paige M. Erickson is a playwright and poet whose plays have been produced in Kansas City and Chicago. Her poetry has been published in mosaic, The Iconoclast, and Confrontation. She is Professor of Humanities for Kaplan University.

» Dustin Bradley Goltz is Assistant Professor in the College of Communication at DePaul University.

» Joshua Gunn is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

» Rachel N. Hastings (PhD, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale) grounds her work in Black Theatre and Performance practices with a special emphasis on reproductions of race and gender. More information on her play "Sole/Daughter" and upcoming spoken word performances can be found at her website.   [email]

» Marjorie Hazeltine is a graduate student in performance studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Marjorie's current performance scholarship asks questions of credibility and the presentation of self in asylum-seeking cases.

» Berta Jottar (Ph.D., New York University) is Assistant Professor in the Latina/o Studies Program and Program Coordinator for the Performance Studies Program at Williams College. [Rumbos De La Rumba website]

» Christie Logan is Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at California State University, Northridge, where she's taught performance studies and directed productions since 1979.

» Sara L. McKinnon is Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico. Her research focuses on questions of subjectivity, agency, and belonging within refugee and asylum-seeking communities, utilizing textual analysis, participant observation, interviewing, and performance methods. Her essays have appeared in Liminalities, Text and Performance Quarterly, and Howard Journal of Communications.

» Lucas Messer is a doctoral candidate at Arizona State University. He works with undocumented queer Latinos while focusing his scholarship on sexuality and migration. He is currently an assistant professor of Communication and Performance Arts at Scottsdale Community College.

» Jeanine Marie Minge (PhD, University of South Florida) is Assistant Professor at California State University, Northridge, where she is also the Director of the Performance Ensemble. She is a Los Angeles-based performance and installation artist, writer, and scholar, whose work explores social justice through feminist theory, queer theory, and arts-based inquiry. She is equally enthralled by and creates the communicative presence of solo and ensemble performance, visual imagery, poetry, installation art, and narrative. Her scholarship appears in Qualitative Inquiry and The Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. She is working on a book manuscript titled Concrete, Exile, and Dust: A Hollywood Collage. As always, she wants to thank her fabulous dog Miles for his constant admiration and is always ready to chat about ideas. [email]

» Shane T. Moreman is Assistant Professor in the Communication Department at California State University, Fresno. His current research focuses on latinidad at the intersections of masculinity, jotería and Spanish/English bilingualism. [website]

» Aimee Carrillo Rowe is Associate Professor of Rhetoric, POROI (Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry), and GWSS (Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies) at The University of Iowa. Her teaching and writing address the politics of representation and feminist alliances, third world feminism, and whiteness and antiracism. Her book, Power Lines: On the Subject of Feminist Alliances (Duke University Press, 2008), offers a coalitional theory of subjectivity as a bridge to difference-based alliances. Her writing appears primarily in interdisciplinary outlets such as Hypatia (Summer 2007), Radical History Review (Summer 2004), and NWSA Journal (Summer 2005).

» Kathryn Sorrells is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at California State University, Northridge. Forever crossing borders and challenging boundaries, Kathryn’s research and teaching interests combine approaches from intercultural communication, critical/cultural studies, performance studies, feminist and postcolonial theory to investigate globalization and culture, intercultural conflict, queer/lesbian/gay/ bi/trans issues, artistic forms of social protest, and the integration of social justice into intercultural communication studies. As a potter and artist, she brings her creative interests and energy into the classroom and scholarly work. Kathryn is the recipient of numerous national, state and local community service awards for founding and directing the Communicating Common Ground Project, an innovative community action research project that developed creative alternatives to intercultural and interethnic conflict. Kathryn is author of a forthcoming book titled Globalizing Intercultural Communication and has published a variety of articles related to intercultural communication, gender, and social justice.

» Bas Spierings is Assistant Professor in Urban Geography in the Department of Human Geography & Urban and Regional Planning at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. His research focuses on city centre redevelopment and spatial imaginations, retailing and urban competition, shopping, public space and everyday life.

» Naida Zukić is Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech, Communication, and Theatre Arts at BMCC, CUNY Manhattan. She is a New York-based Bosnian born researcher and teacher of communication, cultural studies, and performance studies. Her aesthetic and theoretical explorations of ethics, trauma, and psychoanalysis examine globalized, politico-ideological, and historical formations of subjectivity, power, and agency.

editor: Michael LeVan (University of South Florida)
editorial assistant: David Steinweg (University of South Florida)
banner photo by Naida Zukić

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