3.1303 Announcements; Notes and Queries (252)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Thu, 19 Apr 90 18:42:47 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 1303. Thursday, 19 Apr 1990.

(1) Date: Thu, 12 Apr 90 20:23 CST (92 lines)
Subject: TALLY 2.0

(2) Date: Mon, 16 Apr 90 14:57:37 EDT (29 lines)
From: "Ralph W. Mathisen" <N330009@UNIVSCVM>
Subject: Job Opening

(3) Date: Tue, 17 Apr 90 19:13:15 EDT (56 lines)
From: John Unsworth <JMUEG@NCSUVM>
Subject: new journal

(4) Date: Thu, 19 Apr 90 13:21:11 CST (39 lines)
From: Timothy Bergeron <C09615TB@WUVMD>
Subject: List for Discussing Academic Computing

(5) Date: Wed, 18 Apr 90 15:12 MDT (13 lines)
Subject: Hispanists, who are you?

(6) Date: Wed, 18 Apr 90 22:14:10 EDT (20 lines)
From: Sarah L. Higley <slhi@uhura.cc.rochester.edu>
Subject: Joanna Russ on medieval literature and science fiction

(7) Date: Thu, 19 Apr 90 11:01:18 -0700 (13 lines)
From: tgmcfadden@ucdavis.BITNET
Subject: For Humanist Posting

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Date: Thu, 12 Apr 90 20:23 CST
Subject: TALLY 2.0

White Mountain Software, Inc. proudly announces version 2.0 of
its popular text analysis program, TALLY. This program allows a
researcher to assign numeric codes to segments in a text, then
produce reports based on the encoding.

Here's what users had to say about TALLY 1.01:

" . . . ran without a hitch; the mouse and pulldown menus
worked beautifully."

Professor, Classics Department
Brooklyn College, CUNY

"We like the program very much."

Anthropology Department
University of Northern Arizona

"Well, here is one totally satisfied customer."

Indiana University

"I appreciate the way you do business."

Department of Speech Communication
University of Maine

TALLY 2.0 includes the following new features:

-- batch processing of multiple results files in one

-- ability to specify whether reports should list segment
codes only, segment codes and the first line of text
associated with each segment, or segment codes and all
lines of text associated with each segment;

-- NOT Boolean operator for code group occurrences report;

-- many other useful capabilities.

TALLY 2.0's beta tester, who allowed his entire ethnographic research
methods class to put the program through its paces, provides these

"Tally is very well designed, works rapidly, and has a very
clear user interface. It is very user friendly, which is one
advantage in classroom use . . . "

"None of us detected any bugs during usage."

"We are all impressed with Tally . . . . Some of the particulars
include the ability to code and recode segments on the fly.
This type of interactive coding is very valuable in textual
analysis and gives Tally strong advantages over other programs."

"Tally is a wonderful program."

R. T.
Anthropology Department
University of Northern Arizona

TALLY 2.0, which runs on IBM-compatible computers, still sells
for only $19.95 ($119.95 for anyone who thinks good software must
cost more than $100).

For additional information, please contact:

White Mountain Software, Inc.
4728 Cass Street
Suite 13
Omaha, Nebraska 68132


Jeffrey W. Bowyer
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Date: Mon, 16 Apr 90 14:57:37 EDT
From: "Ralph W. Mathisen" <N330009@UNIVSCVM>
Subject: Job Opening

One-year non-renewabled visiting assistant professor, Ph.D. or
dissertation in progress in Classics required. Teaching experience and
publications preferred. Duties include teaching two undergraduate
courses each semester in Greek, Latin, and classical civilization and
two lectures each semester in a graduate seminar in classical
civilization. Term of appointment: August 15, 1990 - May 15, 1991.
$24,000, application (letter, vita, three letters of recommendation and
graduate transcript) must be post- marked by May 11, 1990. Telephone
interviews. Contact Stanley Lombardo, Chair, Department of Classics,
2083 Wescoe, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, telephone (913)
864 3153. Informational contact may be made via BITNET address
PHILLIPS@UKANVM. The University of Kansas is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications are sought from
all qualified persons regardless of race, religion, color, sex, dis-
ability, veteran status, national origin, age, or ancestry.

Phillips (for Lombardo)
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Date: Tue, 17 Apr 90 19:13:15 EDT
From: John Unsworth <JMUEG@NCSUVM>
Subject: new journal

A version of this notice was posted to Humanist a couple of months ago,
but contained an incorrect e-mail address. We'd appreciate it if you
would re-distribute this, since a number of people have been frustrated
in their attempt to get through to the journal. Thanks.

--John Unsworth


<Postmodern Culture>

--First issue to appear later this year--

<Postmodern Culture> will be an on-line, juried, transdiscip-
linary journal of postmodern literature, theory, and culture.
Its purpose is to present works of scholarship, criticism,
fiction, and poetry which bring intelligence and wit to the task
of understanding the postmodern condition. <PC> is specifically
interested in the intersection of postmodern studies with other
contemporary fields of discourse: by inviting a diversity of
perspectives, we hope to make visible those social and political
commitments of postmodernism which sometimes go unacknowledged.
Furthermore, as a journal which includes works in progress and
which facilitates response to those works, <PC> will provide a
practical alternative to the privileging of product over process,
and writer over reader, in academic inquiry. The editors of <PC>
are especially interested in encouraging the participation of those
who do not already use the networks, those outside the usual bound-
aries of the discussion of postmodernism, and those outside the U.S.

<PC> will be organized into issues, some general and some topic-
centered. As an electronic publication, <PC> can offer a number
of advantages over print journals --decreased lag-time between
submission and publication, more direct and immediate exchanges
between writer and reader, instant access to all back issues, the
opportunity to revise and update what you have already published,
and a way of working in either public or private collaboration
with writers in remote locations. Work on file at <PC> will be
copyrighted, but the editors will not restrict the author's right
to revise such work or to submit it for print publication.

Access to <PC> will be available via electronic mail, through
Bitnet or Internet, using any computer with a modem. Members of
<PC> will receive instructions explaining how to log on to and
use the journal; technical problems, should they arise, can be
addressed on-line by the editor or by computing staff at your
home institution.

Contact: Postmodern Culture <pmc@ncsuvm.bitnet>
Box 8105
N.C. State University
Raleigh, NC 27695
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Date: Thu, 19 Apr 90 13:21:11 CST
From: Timothy Bergeron <C09615TB@WUVMD>
Subject: List for Discussing Academic Computing

A new list for discussing all aspects of academic software development
has been created at Washington University in in St. Louis.

Some topics for discussion are:

Courseware development
Research tool development
Institutional policies regarding development & use
Development practices
Available resources (including grant sources)
Design techniques
Faculty acceptance of courseware
Role played by development in the faculty reward system
Support policies

Some categories of academic software are applications target towards:

Authoring techniques
Immersion learning environments
Interactive learning

To subscribe send an interactive message or mail to LISTSERV@WUVMD
containing SUB ACSOFT-L FirstName LastName.

Please do NOT send these commands to the list address ACSOFT-L@WUVMD.
Doing so will cause your request to be broadcast to all subscribers
and will not cause your name to be added to the list.

Comments and questions should be directed to Timothy Bergeron,
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Date: Wed, 18 Apr 90 15:12 MDT
Subject: Hispanists, who are you?

Salt Lake City, Utah

I am interested in making contact with Hispanists on HUMANIST who use
BITNET or a compatible network, and especially those outside the United
States. My literary interests are Spanish American poetry and the
computer- aided analysis of verse, diction, meter, and rhythm.
Ned Davison, U. of Utah
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Date: Wed, 18 Apr 90 22:14:10 EDT
From: Sarah L. Higley <slhi@uhura.cc.rochester.edu>
Subject: Joanna Russ on medieval literature and science fiction

I'm told that Joanna Russ wrote an article in which she compared science
fiction and medieval literature; not an original premise, to be sure,
but her contribution was in noting that mainstream readers often have
the same difficulties with science fiction that they do with medieval
texts. They favor psychological "naturalism" and "voice," and discredit
the emphasis on social commentary and allegory in "traditional" sf and
in medieval literature.

I suspect this is published in a popular magazine rather than an
academic journal and that's why I can't find any trace of it in the MLA
bibliography. Anybody out there know to what article I'm refering?

Sarah Higley Internet: slhi@uhura.cc.rochester.edu
Bitnet: slhi%uhura.cc.rochester.edu@uorvm
UUCP: rutgers!rochester!ur-cc!slhi

Assistant Professor of English, the University of Rochester, NY
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Date: Thu, 19 Apr 90 11:01:18 -0700
From: tgmcfadden@ucdavis.BITNET
Subject: For Humanist Posting

Does anyone know whether there is an annual bibliography of critical
theory, either currently being published or being planned? I assume
such a bibliography would cover selectively some 75-100 journals each
year, but I don't know precisely which titles those would be. Please
reponse to: