Latest Episodes

S04E02 | "Comparative Settler Colonialisms: Transatlantic Movements" | Subscribe

This episode considers Indigenous and Settler Colonial Studies and artistic practice across the borders of nation states, and across oceans. Beginning with a nineteenth-century archival object, the episode turns to a conversation with artist Maria Hupfield (University of Toronto), who reflects on her work as an Indigenous artist and performer who has brought her art to different spaces and geographies. The episode concludes with a conversation with David Stirrup, the Director of the first Centre for Indigenous and Settler Colonial Studies in the U.K., at the University of Kent. As nineteenth-century American literary studies increasingly recognizes the transnational dimensions of Indigenous and Settler Colonial Studies, this episode looks beyond national borders for models of global and comparative studies that nevertheless account for particular national and local histories. This episode was produced by Melissa Gniadek (University of Toronto) and Xine Yao (University College London). Additional production support was provided by Rachel Boccio (LaGuardia Community College/CUNY), Chelsea Latremouille (University of Toronto), and Stephanie Redekop (University of Toronto). Full episode transcript available here.


S04E01 | "From Letters to Cartas: Latinx Writing in Early America" | Subscribe  

This episode explores how letters or cartas expounded universalist notions of political self-determination by cultivating intimate states of brotherhood or friendship across the Americas during the nineteenth century. In the recently published Letters from Filadelfia: Early Latino Literature and the Trans-American Elite, Rodrigo Lazo examines this archive to retrace the migrant steps of revolutionaries and writers between roughly 1790 to 1830: a group he calls the “trans-American elite.” Such epistolary writings sometimes reproduce and sometimes dislocate the racial, economic, and gender hierarchies of places where the Latin and Anglo Americas meet. Guest commentators John Morán González (University of Texas, Austin), Sandra Gustafson (University of Notre Dame), and Sharada Balachandran Orihuela (University of Maryland, College Park) reflect on the ways that integrating Spanish-language archives can change how we think about the early U.S. republic, as well as the cultural production of Latinx populations past and present. The episode is bookended by dramatic readings of excerpts of the letters mentioned in Letters from Filadelfia. It was produced by Carmen E. Lamas (University of Virginia) and Kirsten Silva Gruesz (University of California, Santa Cruz), with additional production support and original music from Paul Fess (La Guardia Community College, CUNY) and Douglas Guerra (SUNY Oswego).


Full transcript available here: bit.ly/C19PodcastS04E01.  

Call for Proposals: C19 Podcast Episodes


Have you loved our podcast? Used it for a class or listened to it on your daily commute? Want to get in on the action? Now is the time. This podcast exists for and because of people like you—and we need YOUR episode ideas as we move into our third season! (Can you believe it’s already been two years? Binge the first two seasons here.)


Draw upon your latest research or teaching, topical events that spark connections the C19, and conversations among great people pushing the boundaries of our field. We invite proposals from individuals and collaborators of all ranksfor single podcast episodes on creative, thoughtful approaches to critical topics that can engage C19 members and the wider public. 


No previous experience with podcasting is required.However, while the C19 Podcast Subcommittee will assign producers to help guide technical development, applicants will be expected to produce their own audio files. Requirements for significant production assistance from the Subcommittee should be noted in the proposal pitch. 

We seek proposals on any topic relating to long nineteenth-century American literature, culture, and history. Episode topics might include:


  • Archival discoveries;

  • Discussions of new books in the field, new scholarly trends, or newJ19 issues;

  • Appearances by granting agency officers or editors of journals or presses;

  • Previews of upcoming conferences or symposia;

  • Resources and/or workshops on conference proposals, writing a dissertation, or applying to a conference, or starting a new book project;

  • Reports on academic activism, pedagogy, and inclusion, past and present;

  • Considerations of current political, cultural, and social developments in the context of the nineteenth century; 

  • Discussions of pedagogical approaches;

  • Tips and resources for undergraduates, graduates, and/or NTT and junior faculty on navigating the academic or alt-ac landscape. 


Possible formats may include (but are not limited to) narrative expositions, interviews, analyses of underrepresented texts, and panel discussions.


Applications should include a brief proposal, CV(s), and an appendix.Proposals (max 300 words) should address the following: the topic and its relevance; the plan for adapting the topic to the podcast medium (30 min max episode); the episode format (interview, narrative, etc.) with an overview of the structure; and relevant scholarly and technical qualifications related to the subject. The appendix (1 page) may include sample questions for interviews, additional participants (if any), and logistics in terms of access to resources, equipment, and technical help. 


Submissions and any questions should be addressed to Doug Guerra at c19podcast@gmail.com



  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Flickr Icon