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From Scroll to Screen: Translation and Reading from Ancient to Modern (Deadline July 15th, 2011.

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Friday, May 20, 2011 - 12:55am
University of British Columbia

What does Rome have to do with Cupertino? Or the bulky and unwieldy technology of the book scroll with the sleekness of the iPad? Although posing the question may seem absurd, the answer is – a great deal. Ancient book scrolls were unrolled at one end and rolled up at the other end as one read; as a result, it was far easier to access the beginning and end of a text than the middle. A similar process occurs when reading texts on a computer screen: unless one knows to search for a particular string of text, the opening and closing sections of a document are the easiest portions to access. What will this mean for processes of reading and translating, especially in societies that do not stress memorization?

NeMLA March 2012 - "Continuities in English Literature between the Norman Conquest and Reformation"

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Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 2:46pm
Pamela Longo and Brandon Hawk

Too often, students of medieval English literature unnecessarily categorize Old and Middle English as completely disconnected, highlighting Beowulf and Chaucer as the exemplary markers, with little in between. This panel seeks instead to explore moments of interaction across the spectrum of earlier and later medieval English literature. Examples may include parallel literary forms, English identities, linguistic developments, and the ways that they interact with historical, religious, and social frameworks.

Alone Together/Together Alone UCLA Graduate Student Conference in French and Francophone Studies, Oct. 6-7 2011

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Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 2:27pm
UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies Graduate Students

Alone Together/Together Alone
16th Annual UCLA Graduate Student Conference October 6-7 2011 With Keynote Speaker Tom Conley (Harvard)

"Technology proposes itself as the architect of our intimacies." Sherry Turkle, Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other (Basic Books, 2011)

Conference on the Literary Essay - July 2-3, 2011 - Queen Mary, University of London

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 4:23pm
Queen Mary, University of London

Conference on the Literary Essay at Queen Mary and the London Review Bookshop, London, July 2-3

This July 2-3, there will be a conference on the literary essay from
Montaigne to the present, which will be taking place at Queen
Mary and the London Review Bookshop, featuring Adam Phillips, Andrew O'Hagan, Geoff Dyer, Jeremy Treglown, Karl Miller, Hermione Lee, Gillian Beer, Markman Ellis, Peter Howarth, Ophelia Field, Felicity James, Uttara Natarajan, Stefano Evangelista, Adam Piette, Kathryn Murphy, and Sophie Butler.

Tickets and details available at:

[UPDATE] Unexpected Agents: Considering agency beyond the boundaries of the human (1800 — the Present)

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 3:10pm
University of Birmingham (English Department)

Online Registration is now open for:

'Unexpected Agents: Considering agency beyond the boundaries of the human (1800 — the Present)'

A One-day Postgraduate symposium at the University of Birmingham (English Dept.), June 24th 2011

Keynote Speaker: Sarah Kember (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Online Registration: https://www.bhamonlineshop.co.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&...

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