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Digital initiative in world literatures and cultures

Corpus Baudelaire Project:  The Corpus Baudelaire Project is a joint project between the Alexander and Jean Heard Library and the Center for Second Language Studies.  Composed of a campus-wide group of diverse scholars, we are creating a digital edition of Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal.  The project is open access, and all data is available here. . Time:  1:00pm - 2:30pm.  Location:  CSLS  Dates:   3 March, 7 April.  

Apollo Project: Apollo is a CSLS-supported project to create a web portal and digital repository for language instructors to share ideas and learning tools.  Participants in this project will acquaint themselves with the website building through WordPress. In addition to learning basic coding skills, participants will research, integrate and configure a variety of plugins that will help build our repository and make it user friendly. This includes language, tagging, rating, and comment tools. The end goal would be to launch Apollo by the end of spring semester 2017. Spring Term Dates and Times:  Contact Oliver Knabe.  

Research Clusters

What is a Research Cluster?   A Research Cluster consists of a group of colleagues (faculty, graduate students and staff) who are interested in exploring a topic, as it relates to world languages and literatures.  Topics will change from year to year.  Sessions will include a lively mix of theoretical discussions, practical skill building, and work-in-progress presentations.  The cluster will choose to either work on individual projects or a common project of interest to the group.

World Languages Research Cluster

Multi-competence in Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages: With recent publication of The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Multi-competence, we will consider this topic in the light of materials development and lesson planning. Multi-competence relates to a linguistic state in which one or more languages coexist in the mind. We will consider this concept from both a theoretical and pedagogical stance.     Location:    CSLS   Time 3:00pm - 4:30pm.    Location :  CSLS   Dates :   2 March, 6 April.    

World Literatures Research Clusters

Geographical Space in World Literatures:  We will consider geographical space as it relates to  the text itself, to authorship and to the reception of texts.  We will look at the role of cartography in these questions.   
Time: 2:10pm-3:30pm Location:  CSLS  Dates:  February 10, March 17, April 7.  February Reading: "Inventing the Map" in the Digital Humanities (a Young Lady's Primer)  

Social and Literary Networks in World Literatures:  We will consider how authors work together in networks, how texts work with each other and how networks are expressed in texts.   Time2:10pm-3:30pm Location:  CSLS   Dates:  February 17, March 24, April 14. No reading, as we are now working on our project.

Digging for Details in World Literatures:  We will consider how lexical items manifest themselves in texts and the environments in which lexical items are found.  Time 2:10pm-3:30pm  Location:   CSLS    Dates:  February 24, March 31, April 21.  February Reading:  Hermaneutica (Rockwell and Sinclair), Chapters 3-5.  

 For further information, contact Mickey Casad.