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Cases and their Publics: Interdisciplinary and Transnational Perspectives on the Case Study Genre 26-28 Sept 2011

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Sunday, August 8, 2010 - 8:21pm
The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Australia

The interdisciplinary and transnational character of the case study genre has proved of enduring interest to all Western societies, particularly in relation to questions of the sexed self, sexual subjectivity and sexual pathologies.

This workshop will investigate the case study genre and its relationship to different publics and audiences, from patients to social reformers, from moral crusaders to literary audiences.

We are interested not only in how case studies were used to communicate the findings of individual researchers to other members of their academic disciplines - and beyond that, to broader publics - but also in how in turn case studies were used by a range of publics and audiences to refute and dispute academic knowledge.

Kalamazoo 2011 (5/12-5/15) Gaming Neomedievally: A Festive Video Game Workshop and Poster Session

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Sunday, August 8, 2010 - 3:42pm
Medieval Electronic Multimedia Organization (MEMO)

Gaming Neomedievally: A Festive Video Game Workshop and Poster Session
The gaming workshop and poster session has grown since MEMO started it a few years ago, and once again we're looking for academic gamers who would be willing to share their favorite neo-medieval games with the rest of the medievalist community. Participants need to be able to provide the game and the system to run it (whether a laptop or game console); other A/V equipment such as televisions can be reserved through Congress channels. In addition to bringing the game, participants are asked to provide an informational "poster" that explores some aspect(s) of the

Kalamazoo (5/12-5/15) Teaching Roundtable: Luring Students Through Neomedievalism

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Sunday, August 8, 2010 - 3:38pm
Medieval Electronic Multimedia Organization (MEMO)

Teaching Round Table: Luring Students through NeoMedievalism: As Gertrude Stein noted, "[w]hat history teaches is, history teaches." Films, digital games and even television are increasingly a template for ideas, fears, facts, and fantasies about the Middle Ages, for better and for worse. How is recent neomedievalist media both more of a challenge and more of an inspiration to medieval studies? This round table invites explorations on how this media might be used to investigate medieval literature and constructions of the medieval past. Both general approaches and specific pedagogical strategies welcome. Please send 250-500 word abstracts to Lauryn Mayer at lmayer@washjeff.edu. Deadline: September 10.

[Update] Essays on Carson's Silent Spring (collection, abstracts 8/31/2010)

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Sunday, August 8, 2010 - 2:52pm
James B. Kelley

Essays are sought for a book-length collection on Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, which will turn 50 in 2012. The general focus of the book is revisit, reassess, and look for continued relevance in that highly influential work. The publisher is secured, and the volume is planned to appear in 2012.