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18 Animations of Classic Literary Works: From Plato and Shakespeare, to Kafka, Hemingway and Gaiman
Yesterday we featured Piotr Dumala's 2000 animation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s classic novel, Crime and Punishment, and it reminded us of many other literary works that have been wonderfully re-imagined by animators -- many that we've featured here over the years. Rather than leaving these wondrous works buried in the archives, we're bringing them back and putting them all on display. And what better place to start than with a foundational text -- Plato's Republic. We were tempted to show you a claymation version of the seminal philosophical work (watch here), but we decided to go instead with Orson Welles' 1973 narration of The Cave Allegory, which features the surreal artistic work of Dick Oden. Staying with the Greeks for another moment ... Eight years before Piotr Dumala tackled Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, Dumala produced a short animated film based on The Diaries of Franz Kafka. Emily Dickinson's poetry is widely celebrated for its beauty and originality. E.B.
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Date: 03-Feb-2015 From: Rebecca Foote <hls2015illinois gmail.com> Subject: Hispanic Linguistics Symposium 2015 E-mail this message to a friend Full Title: Hispanic Linguistics Symposium 2015 Short Title: HLS 2015 Date: 24-Sep-2015 - 27-Sep-2015 Location: Urbana, Illinois, USA Contact Person: Rebecca Foote Meeting Email: < click here to access email > Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics Subject Language(s): Portuguese; Spanish Call Deadline: 01-May-2015 Meeting Description: The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will host the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium from September 24 – 27, 2015. Invited Speakers: Melissa Bowles, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Clancy Clements, Indiana University Bloomington Luis López, University of Illinois at Chicago Cristina Sanz, Georgetown University Organizing Committee: Anna María Escobar Rebecca Foote Jill Jegerski Jonathan MacDonald Silvina Montrul Call for Papers: Submission Guidelines:
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Can you teach yourself synesthesia (“The Fallible Mind” blog at Psychology Today)? Cytowic's lecture at the Library of Congress: “Music and the Brain: How Synesthesia Affects Creativity” The Hirshhorn Museum gallery talk during the exhibit, “Visual Music.” Here's Richard Cytowic's website. Are you interested in some books to learn more about synesthesia? Are you a visual synesthete? Excerpt from Wednesday is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia (click on “Click to look inside”) The visuals in this video really helped enhance Cytowic's words.
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