[Humanist] 26.386 events: Greco-Roman drama; progress; databases & literary studies

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Tue Oct 16 10:11:40 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 386.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>                           (15)
        Subject: Colloquium: Greco-Roman Drama in Context - Ancient and

  [2]   From:    Maureen Engel <maureen.engel at ualberta.ca>                 (70)
        Subject: CFP HASTAC 2013: The Storm Of Progress

  [3]   From:    Hannah McGregor <mcgregoh at uoguelph.ca>                    (21)
        Subject: cfp: "The Genre of the Twenty-First Century"? Databases and
                the Future of Literary Studies

        Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:06:36 +0000
        From: Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Colloquium: Greco-Roman Drama in Context - Ancient and Modern

Venue: Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Date: Thursday 15 November and Friday 16 November, 2012

In this colloquium speakers from diverse backgrounds (classics, theatre, drama, digital arts and humanities) will explore the ancient and modern production and reception contexts of Greek and Roman drama. Topics include the realities of ancient masked theatre, the intellectual and ritual contexts of Greek tragedy, and the reception, translation and production of ancient tragedy in Ireland today.

Thursday Speaker:

Dr Hugh Denard (keynote speaker) is Lecturer in Digital Humanities at King’s College London. His research interests include the application of digital visualisation methods to ancient Greek and Roman drama and twentieth-century Irish theatre performance. He has also been involved in the development of internationally-adopted methodological principles for historical visualisation. Hugh’s lecture focuses on the King’s Visualisation Lab project ‘The Body and Mask in Ancient Theatre Space’ (www.kvl.cch.kcl.ac.uk/masks.html

The lecture is followed by a reception at 19.15

Friday Speakers:

Dr Bridget Martin 
Professor Michael Lloyd
Dr Anastasia Remoundou-Howley
Dr Martine Cuypers
Andy Hinds
Kevin McGee

The full programme is available at: http://www.ria.ie/getmedia/4cbf4c44-fcd9-462d-b7c6-1789c0f67798/Full-Programme.pdf.aspx

For more information on the speakers: http://www.ria.ie/getmedia/6e77e13c-9841-4285-8c28-689f0cc1e35d/Speaker-Information.pdf.aspx

        Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 10:17:51 -0600
        From: Maureen Engel <maureen.engel at ualberta.ca>
        Subject: CFP HASTAC 2013: The Storm Of Progress

*Call for Papers: HASTAC 2013 -- The Decennial
*The Storm of Progress:  New Horizons, New Narratives, New **Codes*
April 25-28, 2013 York University, Toronto, Canada

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2012 @ hastac2013.org

"This is how one pictures the angel of history.  His face is turned toward
the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single
catastrophe that keeps piling ruin upon ruin and hurls it in front of his
feet.   The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what
has been smashed.  But a storm is blowing from Paradise; it has got caught
in his wings with such violence that the angel can no longer close them.

"The storm irresistibly propels him into the future to which his back is
turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward. This storm is
what we call progress."

-- Walter Benjamin

What’s next? 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Humanities, Arts,
Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory* (*HASTAC)’s founding. In
that spirit we invite work that is either reflective or prescient, that
evaluates our history and seeks to construct our future(s). We invite you
to take this opportunity to look back, theorize and archive. We invite you
to engage in the creative, if impossible, attempt to glimpse the digital
future. We challenge you to shape it. We invite you to share how you, your
team, your research lab, your classroom, or your students are building the
technologies and subjects of the future right now or imagining new horizons
of possibility for the ways in which we will make, teach, learn and find
community in the coming decade(s).

Possible topics include:

-- HASTAC histories

-- historical roots of current practices; cautionary tales

-- libraries and preservation in 2023; digital traces and archives

-- new publics, movements going global and communities of the future

-- manifestos for the next generation

-- new stories for new screens: e-literatures, immersive/augmented worlds,
future cinema, games

-- ways of working – methodologies, code, communities, funding

-- future classrooms, curricula, and pedagogies

-- maker movements; -- tools we haven't built yet, but that we desperately

-- visualization and data-driven futures

-- mobility, future city spaces, built and liquid architectures

-- crowdsourcing (and/in) the future

-- teleologies and their discontents

-- new and imagined creative practices

HASTAC 2013 will be composed of keynote addresses, structured
conversations, a curated exhibition, participant presentations,
performances and tech demos, spontaneous disruptions, and a Scholars’

We will accept proposals for participant presentations in the following
categories:  5-8 minute lightning talks; 15-20 minute talks; curated panels
(lightning talks, longer talks, curated conversation); project demos;
digital and/or print posters; creative performances; post-conference
workshops (April 28th).  Full submission details hastac2013.org

All proposals will be reviewed, but we regret that we cannot provide
reviewer feedback.  We welcome applications from scholars at all stages of
their careers from all disciplines and fields, from private sector
companies and public sector organizations, from artists and public
intellectuals, and from you.

Follow us on twitter:  HASTAC2013   Conference hashtag: #HASTAC2013

Maureen Engel, PhD
Graduate Coordinator, Humanities Computing
Acting Director, Canadian Institute for Research Computing in Arts (CIRCA)
1-17 Humanities Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton AB
T6G 2E5

skype: maureenengel
appointment calendar: http://bit.ly/tZUHZD
twitter: @moengel ; @yegpipelines

        Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 16:37:05 +0000
        From: Hannah McGregor <mcgregoh at uoguelph.ca>
        Subject: cfp: "The Genre of the Twenty-First Century"? Databases and the Future of Literary Studies

Hi all,

Please find [below] a CFP for ACCUTE 2013, which will be taking place
in Victoria next June immediately prior to the DHSI.

Please send paper proposals (500-700 words), a 100-word abstract of
your presentation, and a 50-word autobiographical statement to
mcgregoh at uoguelph.ca by November 1, 2012.


"The Genre of the Twenty-First Century"? Databases and the Future of Literary Studies
Paul Hjartarson (Alberta), Hannah McGregor (Guelph), Harvey Quamen (Alberta), and EMiC UA 

In 2007 a debate emerged on the pages of the PMLA surrounding the incorporation of the database—as tool or metaphor—into literary studies. Ed Folsom, celebrating his and Kenneth Price’s Walt Whitman Archive, argued that their project exemplifies the "database [as] a new genre, the genre of the twenty-first century," while Jerome McGann rebutted that "The Walt Whitman Archive is not—in any sense that a person meaning to be precise would use—a database at all." 

Given that many digital projects have eschewed databases in their effort to, as Susan Brown wrote of the Orlando Project, "retain the fluidity, flexibility, and nuance of continuous prose," the PMLA debate demands a reconsideration of the nature of databases and their use in literary studies. This panel intervenes in this technological debate. Do current database projects undermine the familiar rubrics of literary studies or productively challenge the disciplinary status quo? How have databases reshaped our understanding of literary history, archives, and digital remediation? Are databases truly inhospitable to narrative? Does a celebration of the database participate in a fantasy of technological neutrality or enforce a new politics? We welcome papers that engage with these questions, or with other dimensions of the database in literary studies. 

Please submit proposals to Hannah McGregor (mcgregoh at uoguelph.ca). 

Hannah McGregor
TransCanada Institute Doctoral Fellow
School of English and Theatre Studies
University of Guelph
519-824-4120 x53853

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