Digital Archives and the Music of Victorian Poetry (from session 207)
“Digital Archives and the Music of Victorian Poetry” discusses the vital role digital humanities must play in any plan to diversify the Victorian verse archive, as it can help make scholarship more equitable by granting academics, from graduate students to endowed chairs, access to items that they would otherwise require extensive travel funding or a sabbatical to view. It focuses on musical settings of Victorian poems, as such compositions are interpretations of the works they set that will let us learn how a contemporary may have analyzed these verses. With songs, merely digitizing scores helps only the most adept scholars; many cannot read music, and those who can are often unable to hear in their minds the music printed on the page. “Songs of the Victorians” (http://www.songsofthevictorians.com/) is an example of such an archive. It displays Victorian parlor and art song settings of contemporaneous poetry, integrating scanned first edition printings of the scores with corresponding audio files to highlight each measure in time with the music. The talk also mentions "Augmented Notes," a second digital project that enables users without programming experience to build their own archives like "Songs of the Victorians."
Readers' Reactions as the Beginning of Analysis
Session #2 Engaging Pedagogy: A Hands-on Exploration of Student-Centered Approaches to Teaching Literature
Session 530 - Constructive Responses to Challenges facing German Depts.
Here are my slides from my presentation, "Making Connections: Why What We Do Matters." In the presentation you will find examples and references to the Green German Project, started at the University of Minnesota.
"Alt-Ac and Gender" survey results
Sarah Werner's slides sharing some results of a survey on Alt-Ac and Gender (http://bit.ly/altacgender) as part of session 757, "Alt-Ac and Gender: It's not Plan B."
Session 96 The De-Globalization of World Sign Language
My paper presented at Session 96: World Sign Languages
Session 607. Public Humanities Roundtable-Ellison Handout #2
Handout #2 referenced in my remarks on the Presidential Roundtable on teh Public Humanities.
Session 607. Public Humanities Roundtable-Ellison Handout #1
Handout #1 referenced in my remarks on the Presidential Roundtable on teh Public Humanities.
Lexia To Perplexia.txt
My presentation for S583, "Electronic Literature after Flash".
My slideshow is available at http://bit.ly/mla14l2p
"Go Little Book": Childrearing, Affective Labor, and Southern Authorship
408. Southern Childhoods 5:15-6:30 p.m. on 1/10/2014 in Sheffield, Chicago Marriott.
"Southern Childhoods" Presentation by Rachel Wise, UT-Austin
408. Southern Childhoods 5:15-6:30 p.m. on 1/10/2014 in Sheffield, Chicago Marriott.
Rachel Wise, "Representing Appalachian Childhood: Medical Pathologies in Gwyn Hyman Rubio’s Icy Sparks and Holly Farris’s 'Lockjaw'"
"For a ’Relational Ethnopoetics'"
61. Literature and/as Ethnography
Thursday, 9 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Ontario, Sheraton Chicago
Program arranged by the Division on Twentieth-Century French Literature
Presiding: Alison S. James, Univ. of Chicago
1. ”Sortir des livres: The Ethnographic Impulse in Twentieth-Century French Literature,” Vincent Debaene, Columbia Univ.
2. ”For a ’Relational Ethnopoetics,’” Maxime Philippe, McGill Univ.
3. ”Michel Leiris and Ethnographic Intertextuality,” Justin Izzo, Brown Univ.
4. ”Des non-lieux aux lieux imaginaires: Le geste autoréflexif chez Marc Augé et Didier Van Cauwelaert,” Anna E. Navrotskaya, Penn State Univ., University Park
For abstracts, visit twentiethcenturyfrenchliterature.commons.mla.org/ after 15 Dec.
Turbulence and Temporality: (Re)Visualizing Poetic Time
Paper by Katharine Coles and Julie Lein
Session 130: Things My Computer Taught Me About Poems
Thursday 9 January, Sheffield, Chicago Marriott, 5:15-6:30 p.m.
Session 51 Literature and Affordances: Lupton Paper
Paper shares documents from James J. Gibson archive and then provides a brief reading of affordances in Shakespeare's Cymbeline.
"Dumb Colloquy" - Woolf, Wittgenstein, and OLP panel
(Abstract) If the defining task of an ordinary language philosopher is, in Stanley Cavell’s words, to “express, as fully as he [sic] can, his world, and attract our undivided attention to our own,” Virginia Woolf undoubtedly qualifies as such a philosopher. The novel in which she most explicitly thematizes acts of visual attention, To the Lighthouse, suggests further affinity with Cavell’s brand of Wittgensteinian philosophy through its use of a trope at the heart of Cavell’s philosophy: conversation. That conversation is central to Woolf’s philosophical project is paradoxically implied by the famous obliqueness of her representation of discourse: it is often difficult to distinguish spoken conversation in Woolf’s novels from unspoken exchanges, and it may even seem that the true subject of To the Lighthouse is the “dumb colloquy” that simultaneously connects and separates characters.
This suggestive phrase appears twice in the novel, and surprisingly it refers not to nonverbal communication, but rather to a mode of perception, an attentive, dialogic relation with the world, which becomes the basis for Lily Briscoe’s aesthetic practice, her “exacting form of intercourse.” Tracing correspondences between To the Lighthouse and Cavell’s ordinary language philosophy, and articulating the novel’s own aesthetics of spoken conversation, this paper explores the ethical, philosophical, and aesthetic implications of a theory of perception as colloquy. Many of the political and philosophical concerns characteristic of Woolf’s work crystallize in To the Lighthouse in the figure of conversation, and the novel ultimately suggests a philosophy of acknowledgment relevant to both ethical interpersonal relations, and humans’ relations with the nonhuman world.
Global Shakespeares as Methodology
Session 215. International Shakespeare, Friday 10 January, 8:30-9:45 am, Purdue-Wisconsin room, Chicago Marriott
In early modern times, maps and globes deck out and complete a gentleman's mental furniture, as Shakespeare portrays it in The Comedy of Errors. In the modern era, global Shakespeares--the translation, rewriting, and appropriation of Shakespearean material--play a crucial role in shaping the arts. Histories of international Shakespeares often parallel the histories of theatre, cinema, world literature, colonialism, and developments of racial, gender, and ethnic identities. Translated literature also evokes and provokes English Shakespeares. The aesthetic, political and ethical issues raised by activities named by “global Shakespeare” play out as an epistemological question about the political nature of resources to articulate the cultural forces. One of the pitfalls of globalization studies is its tendency to produce grand, teleological historical narratives. Case studies and micro-historical narratives about select works. This paper explores global Shakespeares as methodology to transform multiple fields in the humanities through comparative analyses of early modern and modern fascination with the figure of the globe, world map as a failed metaphor, and archival silence.
Productive Postmodernism in the 21st Century
44. Post-postmodernism and American Fiction
Thursday, 1:45-3, Sheffield, Chicago Marriott
"One goal of this paper will be to offer a brief overview of current, wide-ranging concepts of the 'post-postmodern,' and reflect on their various degrees of productiveness as models for theorizing literature of the past and present. A second will be to consider the work of Steve Tomasula as exemplifying what I find to be a productive way in which literature and theory can move forward by preserving a space for the literary as distinct from culture and theory."
This is the text of my presentation for the panel "Heresy: Arius to Rushdie."
Accessing the State of Things: Failure and Nuruddin Farah's Fiction
This is my presentation for the panel, The State in African Literature. Thursday, 12-1:15 in Chicago Sheraton's Colorado room.
Magic Mirrors and Reflected Realities: Mirrors, Technology, and Truth in the Comtesse d’Aulnoy’s "L’Oiseau bleu" and Catherine Durand Bédacier’s "La Fée Lubantine"
Attached please find my presentation for session 713: Novelties in Seventeenth-Century French Fairy Tales, 10:15- 11:30 a.m. on 1/12/2014 in Superior B, Sheraton Chicago.
Predication and Engagement: Reading Difficult Texts and Having Critical Conversations
Session #2 Engaging Pedagogy: A Hands-on Exploration of Student-Centered Learning