3.149 Cinema; calls for papers (127)

Tue, 20 Jun 89 18:33:22 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 149. Tuesday, 20 Jun 1989.

(1) Date: Monday, 19 June 1989 2037-EST (47 lines)
Subject: The Cinema Project

(2) Date: 20 June 1989 (37 lines)
From: Willard McCarty <MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: Call for papers: Poetics Today

(3) Date: Tue, 20 Jun 89 12:24 EST (18 lines)
From: Terrence Erdt <ERDT@VUVAXCOM>
Subject: working abstract: CHum issue on telecommunications

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Date: Monday, 19 June 1989 2037-EST
Subject: The Cinema Project

We invite anyone who is interested in collaborating with us
in the CINEMA PROJECT to consider the following proposal.

Version 3.0 of CINEMA will be completed by the end of the
summer along with video scorings for about 50 hours of
films and documentaries. We are willing to share this work
with the first ten institutions which are willing to invest
time and resources in preparing additional scorings for
other movies.

Such an investment would include:

1. purchase of a video disc station identical with our
configuration (est. list cost $10,000).

2. preparing of five video disc scorings (est. cost
$5000 for purchasing discs and student assistants to
prepare scorings).

We will share with those institution all our work as well
as coordinate that institution's work on their own video
disc project. In addition, we will share the work of the
other nine institutions with that institution. In this
way, all institutions will benefit from this collaborative
effort that should result in a substantial corpus of video
material for use in language and literature.

If you are interested in this proposal, please let me know
as soon as possible. I plan to announce it later this week
at an IBM conference in California. I hope to select the
ten institutions by August 1st after reviewing formal
proposals for collaboration from all institution which may

Thank you.

Jack Abercrombie
Assistant Dean Computing,
University of Pennsylvania

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Date: 20 June 1989
From: Willard McCarty <MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: Call for papers

Call for Papers

special issue on the application of computers
to cultural studies

Abstracts or unpublished manuscripts are solicited for a special
issue of the journal _Poetics Today_ to be concerned with the
computational study of human culture and its artifacts. Papers on
the intellectual or scholarly aspects of such studies rather than
their technical means are especially welcome. The subject matter
is unrestricted. No particular critical perspective will be
favoured, but papers should address an audience of non-
specialists. Book reviews as well as essays, poetry, and short
fiction may be submitted. In all cases the language should be

Initial submissions are due by 31 December 1989. They may be sent
to the guest editor, Willard McCarty, by the following means:


surface mail: Centre for Computing in the Humanities, University
of Toronto, Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street,
Toronto, Ont. M5A 4A7 Canada.

Please circulate this announcement to anyone who might be interested.

Willard McCarty
20 June 1989
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Date: Tue, 20 Jun 89 12:24 EST
From: Terrence Erdt <ERDT@VUVAXCOM>
Subject: working abstract: CHum issue on telecommunications

Special Issue: Telecommunications and the Humanities

Editor: T. Erdt

The issue will contain articles that introduce the networks and
diverse lists available internationally to scholars. It will
contain practical information about using Listserv, for example,,
as well as about operating lists such as HUMANIST, HUMBUL,
PHILOSOP, NOTABENE, and so forth. Additionally, it will contain
information about the different online catalogs of research
libraries that are available for remote access, and about
databases available through remote access to scholars and students
around the world.