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Scale, Media Fields Journal Issue 4

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 5:17pm
Daniel Reynolds and Meredith Bak, issue co-editors, Media Fields Journal

Media Fields Journal invites critical and artistic submissions on the theme of scale.

"Scale" at once denotes a difference in size, scope, or range, and assures us that such differences can be measured and defined. Media and scale have a long, complex, and ever-changing relationship that raises a number of questions, including:

How does the size of a media object inflect its functions?

What are the effects of "scaling" media up (say, to IMAX screens) or down (e.g., to iPods)?

What is a large-scale production? What is a small-scale production?

What is a "human scale"? How can media represent things that are not on a human scale?

Who works "for scale"?

[UPDATE]

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 12:30pm
The Rest is History: Ireland, Performance and The Historical Imagination

apologies for cross postings.

Call for Papers for an edited collection:

the rest is history

ireland, performance and the historical imagination

A chronicler who recites events without distinguishing between

major and minor ones acts in accordance with the following

truth: nothing that has ever happened should be regarded as lost for history.

-Walter Benjamin
Illuminations

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

[UPDATE] Animated Realities, Edinburgh College of Art, June 23 - 24, 2011

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 11:09am
Jonathan Murray/Edinburgh College of Art

Dear All,

I wanted to pass on details to you of a two-day conference on animated documentary filmmaking which is being hosted here at Edinburgh College of Art on June 23rd and 24th. A full conference programme and registration details are available @ http://www.animatedrealities.co.uk/. I hope some of you will be interested and available to take part in this event.

Best wishes,

Jonny

Shakespearean Echoes

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 10:18am
Paul Gleed, Dickinson College

I am seeking chapter abstracts for a proposed volume on Shakespeare in popular culture. The tentative title for this project is Shakespearean Echoes: Shakespeare in Contemporary Culture.
Why another volume on Shakespeare and popular culture? Understandably, the vast majority of work on Shakespeare's contemporary life has focused on direct adaptations of the playwright's work. What I propose with this volume, however, is to exclusively study "echoes" of Shakespeare rather than adaptations, the less tangible and precise ways in which Shakespeare has appeared within contemporary culture. Authors might address echoes of Shakespeare in contemporary music, film, literature, television, advertising, new media or any other worthwhile venue.

Pedagogical Approaches to Ethnic American Short Stories (November 3-6 St. Louis, Missouri)

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 9:59am
Modern Midwest Language Association Convention

For the past hundred years, short fiction and short story writers such as Charles Chesnutt, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, Paula Gunn Allen, Sandra Cisneros, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Amy Tan, and Linda Hogan have created a body of short stories that explore the vast complexities of Ethnic American cultures and histories. These stories amount to more than a series of random word play and serious utterances. The short story's artful play on language and escapist possibilities have allowed these writers to open the cultural and historical doors to readers. This panel seeks to address pedagogical approaches to teaching the works of Ethnic American short story writers in the classroom.

Savagism and Civilization- Friday October 14, 2011

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Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 2:34pm
University of Oklahoma: Student Association of Graduate English Studies and Native American Studies

"Savagism" and Civilization

"In plain truth, these men are very savage in comparison of us; of necessity, they must either be absolutely so or else we are savages; for there is a vast difference between their manners and ours." - Michel Montaigne, "Of Cannibals"

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