Past Events

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Ece Aykol | Still Life, Still Alive: The Poetics of Ekphrasis and Sam Taylor-Wood’s Short Films

In my presentation I will discuss the contemporary British artist, Sam Taylor-Wood’s short films as meditations on the multifarious definitions of the word “still.” The films I will focus on utilize both analog and digital technology and combine the “old” culture of images with “new attitudes to time and history.” In my reading of her…

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David Golumbia | Reintegrating Philology: Deconstruction, Endangered Languages, and the Second Chomskyan Revolution in Linguistics

One of the most familiar and at the same time perplexing sentiments in contemporary literary studies is the call for a “return to philology.” Both its familiarity and the confusion surrounding it can be seen in the dual essays with exactly that name by Paul de Man (mid-1980s) and Edward Said (mid-2000s). These two famous…

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Les Harrison | Textual Fluidity and the Digital Edition of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Aside from the Bible, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin is probably the most widely reprinted work of the nineteenth century. Yet despite intense critical interest in Stowe’s novel over the past 30 years, little, if any, attention has been paid to the fact that this novel underwent significant revisions by its author and editors as it…

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