C. P. Cavafy: A Public DebateWhen: 20th JuneWhen: 20th JuneGreek Studies at UNSW warmly invites you to an evening of discussion and lively debate on the poetic vision of C.P Cavafy. The discussion will deal with a number of questions:
What does it mean to be Greek in the diaspora?
Why is a poet like Cavafy important for our understanding of what it means to be Greek?
What does Cavafy have to say about life and living in a cosmopolitan world?
Professor Gregory Jusdanis, Ohio State University
Dr Dimitris Papanikolaou, University of Oxford
Dr George Syrimis, Yale University
Associate Professor Karen Emmerich, University of Oregon
Dr Maria Boletsi, University of Leiden
Associate Professor Nicholas Doumanis, UNSW
Constantine Petrou Cavafy (1863-1933) is the world’s best known Modern Greek poet. He lived his life in the diaspora, in cosmopolitan Alexandria in Egypt, where he expressed his unique vision of the Greek world through his poetry. In recent times there has been a surge of interest in his work and life, particularly in the English-speaking world.
Academics of international standing will be brought together for this public debate to discuss C.P. Cavafy’s work and its significance.
To register for this event please click here
Proudly supported by the Foundation for Hellenic Studies
John Niland Scientia Building
HDR Digital Methodologies Masterclass with Robert AcklandWhen: 8th JulyWhen: 8th JulyWhen: Monday, 8 July 2013
Time: 9:00am - 4.30pm
This master class has been designed for Masters or PhD students who are thinking about or doing research drawing upon digitized methodologies, such as web based, social media and social network analysis. The day involves a workshop and feedback session alongside a panel discussion surrounding the ethic issues within the area as a new and emerging area of research. It derives from Robert Ackland's extensive experience of working at the intersection of the computer and social sciences, and his forthcoming book with SAGE titled Web Social Science. The workshop will have a practical focus and is premised on the view that the best way to learn the craft skills of digital research is to apply classroom knowledge about different methodologies to actual data.
The opportunity is available to students enrolled in Higher Degree Research including Masters and PhD. Students must be either a TASA Post Graduate member or a UNSW FASS student enrolled in the above programs.
A maximum of 30 places are available: 15 places are dedicated to TASA Post Grads and 15 to UNSW Post Grads.
What do you need?
Selected students will be required to bring along a laptop that has Mozilla Firefox installed (we will connect to the university-provided Wi-Fi). The laptop also needs to have the (free) NodeXL social network analysis software (http://nodexl.codeplex.com) installed. Note that NodeXL requires Excel 2007/2010 running on a Windows operating system (NodeXL doesn't work with Macs).
You are also required to bring along your data collected thus far. If you do not have any data at this stage, you are required to bring along your targeted areas of data collection.
How to apply: complete the application form and return by Friday 3 May to: Dr. Karen Soldatic, School of Social Sciences, UNSW. K.email@example.com
Please note that applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application to attend by 20 May 2013. UNSW Kensington Campus, room TBC
Modern Soundscapes - Conference of the Australasian Association of LiteratureWhen: 10th JulyWhen: 10th July
Annual Conference of the Australasian Association of Literature held in conjunction with the Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia.
What is a modern soundscape?
This conference aims to address this question by drawing together researchers engaged with the history and theory of sound and noise from the fields of literature, film, and media studies, as well as architecture, music and the visual arts to consider the multiple soundscapes that have shaped and continue to shape the history of modernity.
For more information please visit the conference website.UNSW
So, what? lecture - Professor Steven ConnorWhen: 10th JulyWhen: 10th JulyRustications: Animals in the Urban MixProfessor Steven Connor
Abstract: When animals become audible in the city, it is often annoying, sometimes unnerving, but also now and again a kind of annunciation. Animals are an anomaly in the urban soundscape, which seems to be populated and made intelligible to itself exclusively by sounds of human origin. And yet cities have never become free of animals, which are all the time finding ways of recolonising urban space, and insinuating themselves into the syntax of its sounds. I will use this talk to listen out for and amplify the animal signatures in different urban soundscapes. Perhaps the sonic infiltrations of animals are not so much a haunting as a harbinger of a new, more convivial world-city.
Biography: Steven Connor is Grace 2 Professor of English in the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Peterhouse. He is the author of books on Dickens, Beckett. Joyce, ventriloquism, skin, flies, and other topics in literary and cultural history. His most recent books are The Matter of Air: Science and Art of the Ethereal (2010), Paraphernalia: The Curious Lives of Magical Things (2011) and A Philosophy of Sport (2011). He writes and broadcasts frequently for radio and has a significant online library of lectures, broadcasts, unpublished work and work in progress.
To register for this lecture please click hereTyree Room, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW, Kensington (Map ref G19)