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Announcements: Virtual Seminar on Utopia; Shakespeare
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0843. Wednesday, 25 October 1995.
 
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        Date:   Wednesday, 25 Oct 1995 11:31:43 +0000 (GMT)
        Subj:   Interactive EMLS: Utopia Seminar
 
(2)     From:   Natalie Maynor <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 25 Oct 1995 13:28:26 -0500
        Subj:   Job Announcement (Shakespeare)
 
 
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From:           Joanne Woolway <
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Date:           Wednesday, 25 Oct 1995 11:31:43 +0000 (GMT)
Subject:        Interactive EMLS: Utopia Seminar
 
Virtual Seminar on Thomas More's Utopia
 
This virtual seminar, sponsored by Interactive Early Modern Literary Studies,
will concentrate on Thomas More's Utopia as political literature, foremostly on
the politics and poetics of the utopian form; it is integrated with a
'liveware' or 'classware' seminar (to use a phrase coined by the Augustinian
scholar and pioneer in electronic teaching, James O'Donnell) run concurrently
by Luc Borot (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur la Renaissance Anglaise,
Universite Paul-Valery, Montpellier, France).
 
The seminar's purpose is to enable students and scholars the world over to read
and discuss the text slowly -- an approach which is intended to discourage the
practice of jumping to conclusions. As a group, we shall have to agree that we
understand one passage, as it stands alone or in the context of the whole work,
before we move on to the next. This may involve acknowledging the difficulties
of a particular section or sections, or exploring a number of hypotheses. We
shall refer to the Latin text and to available translations, the Latin text
being the ultimate authority.
 
More's Utopia is the eponymous text of a genre that had begun long before,
perhaps even before Plato. The astounding genesis of the Utopia attests to the
vitality of projects which are both aesthetic and philosophical, and may lead
us to reflect on the modes of expression of a political philosophy. What is the
relationship between the text's political content and its literary form? Are
there utopias or fictionalised presentations of theories in other philosophical
fields? Questions such as these will inevitably appeal to the broadest range of
academic disciplines.
 
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Modern Literary Studies would like to thank the Oxford Text Archive for
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Modern Literary Studies and Interactive EMLS can be found on the World Wide Web
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Registering for the Utopia Virtual Seminar:
 
The seminar will begin on October 25, 1995.
 
Any inquiries should be directed to Luc Borot at 
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Applicants to the Utopia seminar must e-mail the following information to

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    * your name and institution,
    * your e-mail address,
    * your status: graduate student, faculty, or other (please specify),
    * your reading and writing level in English, French and Latin
      (The seminars will be conducted primarily in English, though a
      reading knowledge of other languages may prove useful for
      critical analysis of the texts.)
 
You will be notified of your acceptance in the seminar as soon as possible.
 
 
Ray Siemens
Joanne Woolway
EMLS
 
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From:           Natalie Maynor <
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Date:           Wednesday, 25 Oct 1995 13:28:26 -0500
Subject:        Job Announcement (Shakespeare)
 
[Editor's Note: This announcement appeared on ENGLISH <
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 --HMC]
 
Please pass along this ad to anybody you think may be interested and qualified.
 Because the position became available relatively late, we were not able to
meet the deadline for the October MLA job list. It will be in the December job
list (and in the Chronicle in early November), but we'd like to circulate the
ad as widely as possible now. We hope to interview at MLA in Chicago.
 
Our department's web page is http://www.msstate.edu/Dept/English/.
 
Here's the official ad:
 
ENGLISH
Anticipated tenure-track position for Assistant Professor.  Shakespeare
scholar.  Teaching competence in other areas desirable (e.g., advanced
composition, bibliography and research methods, history of literary criticism,
modern drama).  Ph.D. required.  Letters of application and CV's accepted
through Dec. 4 or until position is filled. Matthew Little, Acting Head,
Department of English, Drawer E, Mississippi State University, Mississippi
State, MS 39762.  AA/EOE
 
 -- Natalie Maynor (
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    Professor of English, Mississippi State University
 

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