Posts Tagged ‘ MIT ’

Hear Beowulf and Gawain and the Green Knight Read in Their Original Old and Middle English by an MIT Medievalist | Open Culture

“English” seem to have a lot of trouble with the language themselves. I must confess, I find the observation more sad than funny. I’ve met many English speakers who struggle with understanding the peculiarities of the language and do not know its history.

Source: Hear Beowulf and Gawain and the Green Knight Read in Their Original Old and Middle English by an MIT Medievalist | Open Culture

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MIT and newly formed company launch novel approach to fusion power | MIT News

Goal is for research to produce a working pilot plant within 15 years.

Source: MIT and newly formed company launch novel approach to fusion power | MIT News

BBC News – German artist Otto Piene dies aged 86

 

BBC News – German artist Otto Piene dies aged 86.

Trevor Paglen – The Last Pictures Project Video

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com.

How human language could have evolved from birdsong / MIT News Office

How human language could have evolved from birdsong – MIT News Office.

Reading and Remembering Adrienne Rich: A Celebration and Tribute: Stata Center, MIT, Cambridge, Oct 28, 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012, 4:00 pm at the Stata Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA – The New Words Remnants Collective, Women, Action & the Media (WAM !) and The Graduate Consortium of Women’s Studies presents Reading and Remembering Adrienne Rich: A Celebration and Tribute with Alison Bechdel, Robin Becker, Cynthia Enloe, Evelynn Hammonds, and Kate Rushin. 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA. This is a free event with open seating and without tickets or reservations. Directions: http://whereis.mit.edu/).

In early November Adrienne Rich’s lifelong publisher, W. W. Norton will publish Later Poems: Selected and New 1971 – 2012.

Adrienne Rich, the poet who changed poetry and from her poetry changed the lives of women, died this year on March 28. The New York Times printed her obituary on the front page, a singular honor and testament to the poet, writer, essayist, lesbian, feminist, and scholar who’s life’s work would comprise over thirty books and numerous prizes. The New Yorker stated: “The death of Adrienne Rich marks not only the end of a long and transcendent literary career . . . but the end of a kind of poetry that mattered in the world beyond poetry.” The New York Times wrote: “ . . . a poet of towering reputation and towering rage, whose work — distinguished by an unswerving progressive vision and a dazzling, empathic ferocity — brought the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse and kept it there for nearly a half-century . . . .”  ~ Donna Fleischer

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