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November 2018

Behind the Scenes: Glossing the Glossary, Digital Approaches to Paratexts and Power in Arabic Literature—Dima Ayoub

Thursday, November 29 , 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
CTLR Lounge, 110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States
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What happens to our reading of literature if the role of the paratext (the ancillary materials surround texts), instead of the text, is foregrounded? Using Edward Said’s notion of the contrapuntal, I discuss how digital modes of analysis facilitate a concurrent process of close and distant readings of paratexts in Arabic-to-English translations. Digital analysis brings to the surface power dynamics—in terms of gender, colonialism, and other key topics—buried in paratexts such as glossaries. Readings: Mari Roy '20 and Will O'Neal…

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December 2018

Digital Fluencies Series: Misinformation & Bots/Sockpuppets—Amy Collier

Tuesday, December 4 , 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
CTLR Lounge, 110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States
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What role do bots (automated fake social media accounts) and sockpuppets (human-operated fake social media accounts) play in our digital information environments? How do you spot a bot or sockpuppet and try understand their influence? In this session, we will discuss the traits of bots/sockpuppets, how they infiltrate digital “public” spheres, and how to combat them. Lunch will be served. Please sign up below. Facilitated by Amy Collier, Associate Provost for Digital Learning.   What Is the Digital Fluencies Series? The Digital…

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Behind the Scenes: Animating Biology, A Collaboration Between A Biologist & the Middlebury Animation Studio—Grace Spatafora, Michelle Lehman & Daniel Houghton

Thursday, December 13 , 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
CTLR Lounge, 110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States
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How does a biologist collaborate with a student animator to visualize her research? Please join us for a conversation with Heinz-Given Professor of the Pre-medical Sciences Grace Spatafora, student animator Michelle Lehman, and Middlebury Animation Studio director Daniel Houghton. Lunch will be served. Please sign up below so we can provide as accurate an amount of food as possible.

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