Calendar of Events

Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the public and free of charge.

Fall 2017

8/11–8/18

Department of English Orientation, Fall 2017
See link below for dates, times, and locations.

Fall 2017 Orientation begins Friday, August 11th, and ends Friday, August 18th. For the locations and times of each orientation session, please see the English Department Orientation Schedule.

9/14

TA Workshop: Teaching Gulliver’s Travels
Thursday, 9/14 from 4:00-5:00 pm in Smathers Library East, Judaica Suite (in Special Collections Grand Reading Room)

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This teaching workshop will feature the following speakers:

9/18

Humanities PhDs at Work: Career Paths in Librarianship
Monday, 18 September 4:00 pm in Smathers 100

The CLAS Taskforce on Humanities PhDs invites you to “Humanities PhDs at Work,” a series of fora and workshops designed to inform graduate students about careers in the humanities other than faculty positions. The series features speakers with PhDs in the humanities discussing their jobs, how and why they chose their careers, and how others might prepare for them. All events will be videoed and available for viewing. Please join us.

Featured speakers include:

Hélène, Megan, and Jessica are assistant librarians at the George A. Smathers Libraries. They will speak about their roles in the library and provide a brief overview of their work, followed with a discussion of their different career trajectories and the hurdles they encountered along the way.

This event is co-sponsored by the George A.Smathers Libraries and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

9/18

Deaf Cinema: Closed Captioning, Audio Description, and the Reinvention of Silent Film
Monday, 18 September 4:00 pm-7:20 pm in Dauer Hall 215

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4:05 pm OPENING REMARKS, Dr. Mary Watt (Associate Dean, CLAS)

4:10 pm Jean-François Cornu, “‘Deafness’ in subtitled and Dubbed Versions”

Jean-François Cornu is a professional translator specialising in subtitling and the translation from English into French of books on cinema and art. A former Senior Lecturer at the University of Rennes-2, France, he is now an independent film researcher who focuses on the history and practice of film translation, and the work of Alfred Hitchcock. In 2014, he published the monograph Le doublage et le sous-titrage : histoire et esthétique (Dubbing and subtitling: history and aesthetics) (Presses universitaires de Rennes). With Carol O’Sullivan, he is currently co-editing The Translation of Films, 1900s–1940s, an edited volume laying the ground for the new field of film translation history (forthcoming 2018). He is a member of the Association des Traducteurs Adaptateurs de l’Audiovisuel (ATAA), the French association of audiovisual translators, and co-editor of its e-journal L’Écran traduit.

5:00 pm Michel Chion, “Intertitles or captions in some recent neo-silent films: Pastiche or Reinvention” (Skype talk)

Michel Chion teaches at several institutions in France and currently holds the post of Associate Professor at the University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle. Chion is a composer of musique concrète, a filmmaker, an associate professor at the Université de Paris, and a prolific writer on film, sound, and music. His books include The Voice in Cinema edited and translated by Claudia Gorbman, (New York: Columbia University Press, 1999); Film, A Sound Art and Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen. Film: A Sound Art. (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011); Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen (New York: Columbia University Press, 1994); Sound: An Acoulogical Treatise (Durham: Duke University Press, 2016); and Words on Screen, edited and translated by Claudia Gorbman, (New York: Columbia University Press, 2017).

5:45 pm Peter Szendy, “Phrasing the Moving Image”

Peter Szendy is Professor of Philosophy at the Université de Paris-Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense. Szendy is also a musicologist. His many books include Listen: a history of our ears, with a foreword by Jean-Luc Nancy, (Fordham University Press, 2008); Philosophy in the Jukebox, (Fordham University Press, 2011); and Phantom Limbs: On Musical Bodies (Fordham University Press, 2015).

6:50 pm-7:10 pm Round-Table: Jean-François Cornu, Peter Szendy, Dror Abend-David, Sylvie Blum, and Richard Burt.

This event is organized by Sylvie Blum (LLC/Film) and Richard Burt (English/Film) at the University of Florida. It is co-sponsored by a grant from the French Embassy for Centers for Excellence, the University of Florida Office of Research, the Department of English, and the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

This event is free and open to all.

9/20

Hester Baer (University of Maryland, College Park)
Disorganizing Comedy: Genre, Normativity, and Neoliberalism in Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann
Wednesday, 9/20 @ 4:00 pm in Smathers 100

This talk by Hester Baer (University of Maryland) investigates the relationship between changing socioeconomic contexts and the emergence of new aesthetic forms in contemporary German cinema, focusing particularly on the critically acclaimed box-office hit Toni Erdmann (2016), written and directed by Maren Ade. Ade’s film is a landmark in the cinematic representation of neoliberalism. In its narrative, the film strives to depict the contemporary economy in all of its facets and employs a father-daughter generational narrative to track the transformations of ordinary life in the present. More significantly, Ade’s film intervenes into film form and especially the comedy genre, employing sight gags in new ways in order to reveal the clashing realities of its characters and the incommensurabilities of life in global capitalism. Toni Erdmann disorganizes the conventions of comedy and disrupts the affective expectations that attach to the genre, reflecting on a formal level the insecurity of the present that forms the matrix of the narrative. In considering how genre and aesthetic form help make aspects of the neoliberal present visible, the talk attends particularly to Toni Erdmann’s sustained focus on the way economic transactions shape and are shaped by normative conceptions of nation, ethnicity, race, class, gender, and sexuality today. Funded by the Waldo W. Neikirk Fund. For questions, please contact Barbara Mennel at mennel@ufl.edu.

9/21–9/22

Collaborating Across the Divide: Digital Humanities and the Caribbean
See link below for dates, times, and locations.

This symposium brings together scholars and artists from the Caribbean and the United States to discuss how to collaborate through digital humanities in ways that decolonize knowledge and empower Caribbean subjects, rather than reaffirm colonial histories of archiving and education. The project will center on the Digital Library of the Caribbean an international partnership. The objective of the symposium is to produce an action plan for making dLOC a hub for pedagogical, scholarly, and artistic collaboration.

More information about this symposium is available here.

10/9

TA Workshop: Spotlight on ENG 2300 (Film Analysis)
Monday, 10/9, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm in Pugh 160

10/27

Humanities PhDs at Work: Museums
Friday, 27 October 4:00 pm in Keene-Flint 005 (History Conference Room)

The CLAS Taskforce on Humanities PhDs invites you to “Humanities PhDs at Work,” a series of fora and workshops designed to inform graduate students about careers in the humanities other than faculty positions. The series features speakers with PhDs in the humanities discussing their jobs, how and why they chose their careers, and how others might prepare for them. All events will be videoed and available for viewing. Please join us.

Featured presentations include:

This event is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of History