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  • Monopoli

    Summer School - Language

    Pathos. Forms and fortunes of literary emotions

    The goal of this summer school is to explore the role of emotions in literature, namely with respect to the excess of pathos in different forms and times. Pathos has been a fundamental aspect of literature in every epoch. Great poetry has always foregrounded its ability to represent feelings, evoke intense and vivid moods, and elicit readers’ emotions and empathy. On the other hand, the novel – the genre dominating literary modernity – has been o!en accused of indulging in sentimental excess, giving too much space to melodramatic expression. Indeed, in Western cultures, there is a widespread suspicion towards pathos, which has o!en been identified as a shortcoming of literature. Great books – according to a common implicit assumption – can prompt reflection and laughter, but not tears: pathos only concerns lowbrow production. The summer school is an opportunity to engage in a reflection on issues related to pathos in literature in the last few centuries. Different perspectives will be taken into account: specific literary works, reader response theory, cognitive narratology, transmedia adaptation, and publishing history.

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  • Milan

    Summer School - Language

    Scuola estiva internazionale di Studi leopardiani, pascoliani e montaliani

    La “scuola estiva internazionale di Studi leopardiani, pascoliani e montaliani”, di cui ricorre nel 2019 la IV edizione, è un’iniziativa accademica che, attraverso un ciclo intensivo di lezioni, intende approfondire la conoscenza del pensiero e dell’opera di tre dei più importanti poeti italiani dell’Ottocento e del Novecento: Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837), Giovanni Pascoli (1855-1912) ed Eugenio Montale (1896-1981; premio Nobel per la Letteratura nel 1975). La scuola si configura come occasione di incontro tra nuove generazioni di studiosi (o di aspiranti tali), di studenti e di insegnanti da una parte e maestri accreditati (docenti universitari strutturati) dall’altra

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  • Aix-en-Provence

    Summer School - History

    The mariage of Cadmus and Harmony: The European Renaissance and its reception

    La rencontre a pour but un questionnement sur les liens entre problématiques politiques et religieuses d'un côté, et la production littéraire et artistique de l'autre, dans l'Europe de la Renaissance, avec une attention particulière pour notamment l‘Italie, la France et l’Espagne. La réception de ces notions dans l'historiographie et la critique littéraire, ainsi que dans l'imaginaire de la modernité sera au centre de la réflexion. Un volet important de cette manifestation consistera en un dialogue ouvert sur la formation des élites dirigeantes européennes au début de la modernité et le rôle, dans ce cadre, des noblesses et des cours.

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  • Braga

    Summer School - Language

    Literary studies today? The issues and advantages of a discipline

    Pour cette deuxième rencontre, on se propose de revenir, après d’autres débats qui ont eu lieu, et dont on tentera, entre autres, une sorte de synthèse, à la question de l’utilité des études littéraires. Quand on s’occupe des textes, des livres, sur papier, sur écran, car nous vivons aussi actuellement l’avènement des humanités numériques, à quoi bon ? Cela sert à quoi, ce type d’attention, ce genre d’activité, ces longs séjours en bibliothèque, en médiathèque ? Quelle finalité ? Quels bénéfices ? Pour le dire avec Montaigne : de quoi voulons-nous, allons-nous « traiter » ?

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  • Nîmes

    Summer School - Language

    22nd Occitan summer university in Nîmes

    De jeunes chercheurs en études occitanes (master recherche ou doctorants) ont été invités à venir présenter leurs sujets de recherche dans divers domaines : études médiévales, linguistique, littérature, etc. Cette programmation, proposée par le CIRDOC – Médiathèque occitane, s’inscrit dans le cadre plus large de l’université Occitane d’Été de Nîmes, organisée par la MARPOC (IEO 30). Rendez-vous incontournable de l’actualité des savoirs, du débat d’idées et de la rencontre culturelle, l’UOE met un point d’honneur à faire une place dans sa programmation à l’actualité de la jeune recherche occitane.

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  • Bielle

    Summer School - Political studies

    The writings of power

    Advanced international training seminar. Political cultures in the Iberian peninsula and Maghreb (13th-15th century), 2018 session

    Les universités de Bordeaux, Pau et Toulouse, avec la collaboration de la Casa de Velázquez, organisent un séminaire de formation avancé qui propose un examen croisé et pluridisciplinaire des cultures politiques dans la péninsule Ibérique et au Maghreb au Moyen Âge. La session 2018 de l’atelier propose d’étudier la culture et l’expérience politiques au prisme de l’écrit, des écritures du pouvoir. Les renouvellements historiographiques récents permettront d’interroger l’acte d’écrire en le replaçant dans un contexte spécifique, de soupeser le gouvernement et l’administration par l’écrit, le poids de l’écrit dans la culture politique. Les écritures du pouvoir seront envisagées dans toute leur diversité.

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  • Paris

    Summer School - History

    Exploring the Geographic Information of Literature and Art History

    L’atelier a pour but de fournir aux étudiants et aux chercheurs des outils numériques pour l’étude spatiale et géographique de sources en histoire de l’art et en littérature : de la fluidité des frontières, la mobilité de objets, la sociologie des agents à la localisation spatiale et géographique spécifique de différentes formes et d’objets de recherche, nous aborderons aussi les questions spécifiques liées aux données apportées par les participants.

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  • Summer School - Thought

    Scaling. What happens when we scale things up or down?

    Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies 2018

    The 2018 session will be devoted to the investigation of scale and scaling as operative concepts for the analysis of media. What happens when we scale? Does anything really change? Can scaling ever impact the inner blueprint of an object? Are there laws of scaling? Or does scaling resist any attempt at calculability, such that, to investigate it, we can only ever look at individual events of scaling? As a media practice, scaling is widely used. But, in contrast to the ubiquity of operations, scaling is hardly ever viewed on its own terms as a basic concept of media analysis. The Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies 2018 will attempt to map out approaches to scaling as a basic media-analytical tool.

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  • Padua

    Summer School - Education

    The role of drama in higher and adult language education

    From theory to practice

    The Summer School is aimed at Master’s students, PhD students, young researchers, scholars and practitioners in the area of second language learning and teaching who already engage in or would like to become involved in theatre/drama activities and research into these. The Summer School will be divided into morning seminars, in which examples of good practice and research methodology will be presented by experts in the field. The afternoon sessions, instead will be devoted to practical workshop activities. The last morning will consist of a round table where participants will be encouraged to reflect on possible future collaboration and projects.

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  • Göttingen

    Summer School - History

    Memory and the making of knowledge in the Early Modern world

    While memory is an established sub-field within these disciplines, its themes and sources have led to an over-representation of the ancient and modern worlds, meaning that the early modern era has been comparatively neglected. The School seeks not merely to redress this imbalance, but also to explore how studies of memory and early modernity might shape one another in the future. Participants in the Summer School, which will take place between 18 and 22 September 2017, will have the opportunity to discuss the most recent research presented by leading scholars in the field, to learn or refine skills in workshops that focus on the media and techniques of memory, and to present their own work to a uniquely qualified and supportive international peer group.

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  • Lucca

    Summer School - Europe

    Scuola estiva internazionale in Toscana di studi leopardiani, pascoliani e montaliani

    La “Scuola estiva internazionale in Toscana di Studi leopardiani, pascoliani e montaliani” (III edizione, 2017) è un’iniziativa accademica che vede coinvolto il settore contemporaneistico del “Dipartimento di Italianistica e Comparatistica” della Facoltà di Scienze della Formazione dell’Università Cattolica di Milano. È realizzata in collaborazione con il “Centro di Cultura dell’Università Cattolica” di Lucca (fondato nel 1975). Ai propri iscritti, la Scuola propone una settimana residenziale – nel centro storico della suggestiva città di Lucca – dedicata a un ciclo intensivo di lezioni e di conferenze (inframmezzato da tour lucchesi e da gite culturali in Toscana) finalizzate ad approfondire la conoscenza del pensiero e dell’opera di tre dei più importanti poeti italiani dell’Ottocento e del Novecento – Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837), Giovanni Pascoli (1855-1912) ed Eugenio Montale (1896-1981). 

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  • Montreal

    Summer School - Science studies

    Planetary Futures

    In the face of the current ecological crisis, how shall we rethink concepts and practices of environment, ecology, difference, and technology to envision and create a more just, sustainable, and diverse planet? The combined histories of colonialism, extraction industries, energy, as well as innovation in design, architecture, literature and technology offer a lens by which to examine how contemporary techno-scientific societies envision planetary futures. Site visits exploring resource extraction, colonialism in urban policy and planning, and speculative architectural design will be accompanied by an analysis of science fiction, science technology, speculative design and ethnography, as well as life and earth sciences.

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  • Monopoli

    Summer School - Language

    Family morphologies: Leone and Natalia Ginzburg in Italian and European literature and culture

    Focusing on the works by Leone (1909-1944) and Natalia Ginzburg (1916-1991) the Summer School is dedicated to a reflection on the authors’ contribution to the 20th century Italian and European history. Besides a critical analysis of their creative and intellectual activity and their civic engagement, the participants will have the opportunity to debate the role both Leone and Natalia had in the publishing house Einaudi, and to experiment new methods of teaching literature. The program includes 3 plenary lessons and 5 seminars. Special guest: Carlo Ginzburg.Language of the activities: Italian.

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  • Faro

    Summer School - Epistemology and methodology

    Literary theory today - methods and issues

    Méthodes et enjeux

    L'université d’été a pour but d’offrir, aux participants, par le biais de conférences, d’ateliers, de workshops, de séminaires, d’exercices pratiques, de « performances », un vaste panorama de ce qui fait courir, et agir, nos théoriciens et nos méthodologues d’aujourd’hui. Quelles pratiques se profilent ? Comment choisir ses outils et selon quels critères ? Il s’agit d’aider les uns et les autres à mieux trouver leur chemin dans le fascinant paysage de la recherche littéraire dans tous ses aspects. La théorie, donc, servira ici à enrichir, et à perfectionner la pratique.

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  • Weimar

    Summer School - Representation

    Challenges of Media Anthropology

    Princeton-Weimar summer school for media studies

    The Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies – a collaboration between Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (IKKM) and Princeton University (German Department) – returns to Weimar in 2017 for its seventh installment. The Summer 2017 session will take place in Weimar, Germany, from June 10-17, 2017 and is entitled “Challenges of Media Anthropology”.

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  • Paris

    Summer School - Language

    Summer university in the digital humanities

    L’importance croissante du tournant numérique a affecté profondément les sciences humaines : il a modifié la nature et les modalités de construction des savoirs, fait émerger de nouvelles méthodes d’analyse – empiriques et quantitatives –, et transformé les procédés didactiques et les pratiques de recherche. Dans le prolongement de ses activités scientifiques, le labex OBVIL propose du 4 au 9 juillet une semaine de formation en humanités numériques. Le programme de cette année s’intéressera principalement à la poésie, au théâtre, au roman et à la critique en présentant l’état de l’art des différents concepts et instruments qui peuvent être mis en œuvre pour interroger les textes.

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  • Summer School - Middle Ages

    The apocrypha in the age of the cathedrals

    The role and place of narrative in the nativity in medieval arts and literature

    The Iscal 2016 (International summer school on christian apocryphal literature) provides a precious opportunity to enhance your knowledge on the transmission paths and mechanisms behind the reception of one of the most widespread apocryphal motifs in medieval art and literature. Medieval historians and specialists in medieval art history will conduct the different sessions, allowing students to appreciate the complexity and the richness of the recep

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  • Liège

    Summer School - Early modern

    Editing Renaissance Letters on Digital Support

    Summer Seminar Epistolart 2016

    From 4 to 8 July 2016, at the University of Liège, the EpistolART team is organising a seminar devoted to the publishing and study of letters from Italian Renaissance artists. During the seminar, participants will take part in the complete publishing of one or more epistolary documents. This work will result in a nominative publication in the EpistolART database.

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  • Le Croisic

    Summer School - History

    Gender and sexist and homophobic discrimination (GEDI)

    L’université d’été se déroulera du mercredi soir au samedi soir du 8 au 11 juin 2016 dans le domaine de Port-aux-Rocs au Croisic. Elle s’adresse à 20 doctorant-e-s de lettres, langues, sciences humaines et sociales et à 10 intervenant-e-s invité-e-s. Les thèmes retenus recoupent les principaux axes des recherches menées dans le cadre de GEDI, dans le prolongement de ses séminaires, journées d’étude, colloques, publications et expertises. Ces recherches portent sur des domaines aussi variés que le sport, le droit, le féminisme, la littérature… Sur tous ces sujets sont mises en évidence des discriminations, systémiques ou non, qui parfois sont cumulées (sexisme, homophobie, racisme, etc.).

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  • Mainz

    Summer School - Representation

    Distance and/or Close-up

    Visuality, Community, and Affect in Representations of History

    The Institute of Romance Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz is hosting an interdisciplinary Autumn School from 4-9 October 2015, in cooperation with ZIS, the Centre for Intercultural Studies (JGU), and funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, on the topic of: Distance and/or Close-up: Visuality, Community, and Affect in Representations of History.

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