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Applications are open for the International Cavafy Summer School

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first_imgIn summer 2019, the International Cavafy Summer School will once more bring together prominent academics, scholars, and young researchers of the work of C. P. Cavafy, one of Modern Greece’s most distinguished and internationally recognised poets. The summer school is organised by the Cavafy Archive and the Onassis Foundation, and will take place at the Onassis Library on 8-14 July. Under the theme “Cavafy’s Orient/ations”, topics will focus on the multiple topographies and cultural dynamics of Cavafy’s poems.Cavafy’s Orient/ationsThe International Cavafy Summer School is an annual scholarly initiative of the Cavafy Archive and the Onassis Foundation, the first of its kind, devoted entirely to Cavafy and the impact of his work. It is addressed to Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and early-career scholars. The first summer school took place in 2017, focusing on the concept of “Cavafy in the World”, while the second one, in 2018, explored the theme “Cavafy and Antiquity.”The 2019 edition, titled “Cavafy’s Orient/ations” will focus on the multiple (geographical, aesthetic, historical, etc.) topographies and cultural dynamics of Cavafy’s work and will approach the Cavafy phenomenon within its broader geographical and historical range. Its purpose is to explore the varied and sometimes contradictory or unexpected interconnections and interpretations of Cavafy’s work as well as to re-examine some of the more traditional definitions of his work.Some of the questions to be examined include: the poet’s place in-between East and West; the significance of his native Alexandria as part of both ancient and modern empires; Cavafy measured in relation to discourses of Orientalism; colonial and post-colonial ways of reading Cavafy; the shift between regional geography and globality in Cavafy’s reception; and Cavafy’s own orientations in their multiple range (poetic, historical, erotic).The summer school’s aim is to enrich participants’ knowledge about Cavafy and his work, opening new directions and comparative approaches in the context of Cavafy studies. Invited scholars, all experts in their fields, will lead comprehensive morning seminars and will also take part in the presentations of participants’ work, in one or more of the afternoon workshops.The twelve participants (Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and early-career scholars) will be invited to present their work in the afternoon workshops, to engage in creative dialogue with the invited scholars, and to take part in conversations that will develop over the six days of the school. Participants will be recorded and portions of their talks will be made public on the Cavafy Archive official YouTube channel. Additional events will also be scheduled.The working language of the International Cavafy Summer School will be English. There are no tuition charges or other fees for participants, while all room and board expenses will be covered by the scool, thanks to the support of the Onassis Foundation and the Cavafy Archive. Students and early-career researchers can also apply for grants to cover their travel expenses in whole or in part. The summer school will take place on 8-14 July, and participation application must be submitted by 31 January 2019.The International Cavafy Summer School 2019 will be led by Stathis Gourgouris (Columbia University) and Takis Kayalis (University of Ioannina). In addition, the seminars will host a number of invited speakers: Hala Halim (New York University), Peter Jeffreys (Suffolk University), Alexander Kazamias (Coventry University), Vassiliki Kolocotroni (University of Glasgow), Aamir R. Mufti (UCLA), and Yiannis Papatheodorou (University of Ioannina).The Cavafy archiveOnassis Foundation acquired the Cavafy Archive in the end of 2012. The Archive consists of approximately 4.000 manuscripts, photographs and personal items of the poet, while its collections comprise original poems, translations, commentary on poems, the poet’s correspondence, and his notes. Its aim is to safegueard these items and to promote C.P. Cavafy’s work. Working towards this end, numerous projects and events take place in Greece and abroad, for the wider public and particularly the younger generations, creatively utilising the potential of new technologies.Created by the Center for Neo-Hellenic Studies and owned by the Onassis Foundation, the Cavafy Archive website contains all of Cavafy’s major works in the translation of Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard (edited by G.P. Savidis), plus select alternative translations. It also contains a wealth of unpublished material from the poet’s Archive, plus a Cavafy Companion section and up-to-date information on Cavafy’s seminal presence in today’s world, as seen through the web.For more information and application guidelines, visit this page.[source: Greek News Agenda] Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

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first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires It was decided in October 2011 that Arizona would host the 2015 Super Bowl. Now less than a year away from the game David Rousseau is going into GM mode on draft day.“We’re finally on the clock,” said Rousseau, Chairman of the Super Bowl host committee.Rousseau and some of the committee went to MetLife Stadium this month for the latest Super Bowl to get a scope of how the biggest football game of the year is handled from a business perspective. Comments   Share   “The NFL did a great job of promoting the idea of ‘we will see you in Arizona next year’,” Rousseau told Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “I think we just have to capture that momentum and make the most of it and finish up our fundraising over the course of the next 60-90 days and then we’ll have one job of executing it.”The trip to New Jersey included bracing for a predicted cold patch of weather that was abnormal for the Super Bowl and gathering prospective ideas for the third time Arizona will host the game.“We felt like we needed to go and expose a cross-section of our staff and our sponsors to what is the latest and greatest from a NFL delivery standpoint on a Super Bowl,” Rousseau said. “Their predicted weather was sort of the story and I think as a result it kept a lot of otherwise interest that would normally percolate around a Super Bowl from happening.”While it’s almost a guarantee that Glendale will be a warmer Super Bowl spot than East Rutherford, the committee is not looking away from possible problems regarding transportation and temperature.“I think they did a great job on many fronts on managing transportation issues, at least from our perspective,” Rousseau said. “Unfortunately folks that were encouraged to take the train home after the game were met with a couple hour wait, but they were waiting in much milder temperatures than they anticipated.” Rousseau was not involved in the host committee when the Super Bowl was last played in the University of Phoenix Stadium in 2008, however he praises his predecessor, Mike Kennedy, for showcasing Arizona’s assets. The chances of the Super Bowl returning were strengthened by upgrades to state-wide transportation, helping Arizona to be picked over both Tampa and Miami.“That game set records at the time for the most watched television event ever,” Rousseau said of Arizona’s last Super Bowl. “The effort was successful in securing the bid for the 2015 game on the strength of investments that have been made in the Valley. Those have been regional investments including the Convention Center in downtown Phoenix and the light rail system that have since been installed since 2008.”Eleven months away from kickoff in Glendale, tickets for the game have already been added to many people’s wish lists, but acquiring them is easier said than done. Rousseau says there simply aren’t enough tickets.“Cardinals’ season ticket holders get to participate in a lottery for tickets and the NFL has its own lottery that runs through June,” Rousseau said. “I think the best thing we can all do to improve our chances in that lottery is to hope for another successful season for the Cardinals because as a participating team they would be the beneficiary of a big chunk of additional tickets.” Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img LISTEN: David Rousseau, AZ Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman Training camp hasn’t even started yet and OTAs are at least two months away, however if the Cardinals were to make the Super Bowl, it would be the first time in NFL history that the host team would play in the game. – / 30 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Your browser does not support the audio element. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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