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  • Digital Archives and the Music of Victorian Poetry (from session 207)  
    Uploaded by Joanna Swafford on 15 January 2014.

    “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  
    Uploaded by Cristina V. Bruns on 14 January 2014.

    Session #2 Engaging Pedagogy: A Hands-on Exploration of Student-Centered Approaches to Teaching Literature

  • Session 530 - Constructive Responses to Challenges facing German Depts.  
    Uploaded by Elizabeth Anne Kautz on 13 January 2014.

    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  
    Uploaded by Sarah Werner on 13 January 2014.

    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  
    Uploaded by Crom Saunders on 12 January 2014.

    My paper presented at Session 96: World Sign Languages

  • Session 607. Public Humanities Roundtable-Ellison Handout #2  
    Uploaded by Julie Ellison on 11 January 2014.

    Handout #2 referenced in my remarks on the Presidential Roundtable on teh Public Humanities.

    Julie Ellison

  • Session 607. Public Humanities Roundtable-Ellison Handout #1  
    Uploaded by Julie Ellison on 11 January 2014.

    Handout #1 referenced in my remarks on the Presidential Roundtable on teh Public Humanities.

    Julie Ellison

  • Lexia To Perplexia.txt  
    Uploaded by Zach Whalen on 11 January 2014.

    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  
    Uploaded by Kathryn S. Roberts on 10 January 2014.

    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  
    Uploaded by Rachel Wise on 10 January 2014.

    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'"  
    Uploaded by Maxime Philippe on 8 January 2014.

    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.
    Maxime Philippe’s
    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  
    Uploaded by Julie Lein on 8 January 2014.

    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  
    Uploaded by Julia Reinhard Lupton on 8 January 2014.

    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  
    Uploaded by Erin Greer on 8 January 2014.

    (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  
    Uploaded by Alexa Alice Joubin on 8 January 2014.

    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  
    Uploaded by Mary Holland on 8 January 2014.

    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."

  • Modernist Heresy  
    Uploaded by Alan Blackstock on 8 January 2014.

    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  
    Uploaded by Amanda R. Waugh Lagji on 8 January 2014.

    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"  
    Uploaded by Kathleen Kasten on 7 January 2014.

    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  
    Uploaded by Donna L. Pasternak on 7 January 2014.

    Session #2 Engaging Pedagogy: A Hands-on Exploration of Student-Centered Learning