FALL 2013


Arthur Marotti

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English
Wayne State University

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 4:30pm

Otto G. Richter Library
3rd Floor Conference Room 
1300 Memorial Drive

 

 

"Manuscript, Print and the English Renaissance Lyric" (1995) by Arthur Marotti

‌‌‌‌‌Arthur F. Marotti is Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Wayne State University. He is the author of John Donne, Coterie Poet (1986); Manuscript, Print and the English Renaissance Lyric (1995); and Religious Ideology and Cultural Fantasy: Catholic and Anti-Catholic Discourses in Early Modern England (2005). He has also edited or co-edited ten collections of scholarly essays. Professor Marotti served as the editor of the journal Criticism (1986-96) and is a member of the editorial board of English Manuscript Studies 1100-1700, Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, Literature Compass, and JNL: Journal of the Northern Renaissance

 

 

 

 

 

Paleography Seminar


Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 10:00am

UM Humanities Faculty & Graduate Students Only

Otto G. Richter Library
Humanities Center Conference Room, Suite 100
1300 Memorial Drive

This will be a workshop on reading English secretary, mixed, and italic hands from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. We will look at about a dozen (pre-circulated) examples and, with the help of paleography essays by Muriel St.Clare-Byrne and R.W. McKerrow (copies to be sent in advance), we will examine and decipher as a group a number of poems written in easy to very difficult scripts. Although there is no quick way of becoming skilled in reading old scripts and although one has to learn the quirks and features of each scribe's hand, this exercise should encourage participants to use archival manuscript materials that can yield great benefits to their research.

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Grants Review Workshop for Faculty & Graduate Students


Friday, October 11, 2013 - 10:00am

UM Humanities Faculty & Graduate Students Only

School of Communications
Wolfson Building, Room 4029

This workshop will be in three parts. First, Professor Marotti will offer detailed advice to seminar participants about how to construct good grant proposals. Second, we will look at a (pre-circulated) group of successful grant proposals. Third, we will go over together whatever in-progress (pre-circulated) proposals faculty would be willing to have "workshopped." The goal of the last is constructive criticism from which all the participants might learn.

  
  
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Mentoring Workshop for Faculty & Graduate Students


Friday, October 11, 2013 - 2:00pm

UM Humanities Faculty & Graduate Students Only

Otto G. Richter Library
3rd Floor Conference Room
1300 Memorial Drive

Drawing on his experience of mentoring younger faculty in his own department and (at his Dean's request) both tenured and non-tenured faculty from other departments, Professor Marotti will offer some advice about and discuss with participants such topics as professional development, preparing for tenure and promotion, and the challenging task of taking one's scholarly career to the next stage after being awarded tenure. Professor Marotti will be joined by Susanne Woods, Provost Emerita, Wheaton College, and Visiting Distinguished Scholar in English at UM.

  
  


 



Shigehisa Kuriyama

Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History
Professor and Chair, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations 
Professor, Department of the History of Science
Harvard University

 

‌Professor Kuriyama is the author of The Expressiveness of the Body and the Divergence of Greek and Chinese Medicine (1999), a study of the different views of health and medicine held by the ancient western and eastern civilizations, which was awarded the William H. Welch Medal of the American Association for the History of Medicine. His research explores broad philosophical issues through the lens of specific topics in comparative medical history (Japan, China, and Europe). At Harvard,  he has also been actively engaged in expanding the horizons of teaching and scholarly communication through the creative use of digital technologies. He was a pioneer in the development of course trailers at Harvard, founded the Harvard Shorts competition for scholarly clips, and has held workshops on multimedia presentations of research for faculty and students at many universities around the world. He currently serves on the FAS Standing Committee on IT, the Advisory Committee for the secondary Ph.D. field in Critical Media Practice, and is a Senior Researcher at Harvard’s metaLAB.

 

The geography of ginseng and the alchemy 
of needs

Thursday, November 14, 2013 — 4:30 pm

Otto G. Richter Library
3rd Floor Conference Room
1300 Memorial Drive

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Of all the plants in the pharmacopoeia of traditional Chinese medicine, none was more treasured than ginseng. For most of the past, the plant was found only in Korea and Manchuria. Starting in the early eighteenth century, however, the geography of ginseng underwent a dramatic expansion—both through transplantation and new discovery. Professor Kuriyama's talk will start with the story of this expansion, and then pursue the surprising web of consequences that followed from the plant’s spread. The modern history of ginseng, he will show, is a global tale that entwines the histories of different Asian countries not only with each other, but also with Europe and North America. It is also a tale of the strange alchemy of needs, which ultimately brings together the fates of substances as disparate as tea and opium, kombu, salt, and MSG.

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Digital Media and the New Horizons of Pedagogy

Friday, November 15, 2013 — 12:00pm 
UM Humanities Faculty & Graduate Students Only

CAS Gallery
Wesley Foundation
1210 Stanford Drive 
Coral Gables, FL 33146

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In this seminar, Professor Kuriyama will discuss the use of multimedia assignments (rather than the standard response or research papers); this is a presentation for faculty and graduate students as future faculty. 

  
  


Creative Uses of New Media for More Compelling Presentations of Research

Friday, November 15, 2013 — 3:00 pm 
UM Humanities Faculty & Graduate Students Only

Richter Library 3rd Floor Faculty Exploratory

This hands-on workshop on using Keynote (the $20 Mac equivalent of Powerpoint) will be useful to anyone who lectures or gives conference presentations. The audience would be primarily faculty and graduate students who are Mac users (since Keynote doesn't run on PCs), but everyone who has gone through this workshop has found it both eye-opening and empowering (PowerPoint users are invariably converted to Keynote, and PC users often decide to switch to Macs). The workshop will be accessible to people who've never used Keynote before, but will include techniques that are probably new even to most Keynote users.