6.0597 CFPs: New OED Conf; MWMLA (2/116)

Thu, 18 Mar 1993 16:12:16 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0597. Thursday, 18 Mar 1993.

(1) Date: Wed, 17 Mar 93 16:45:17 -0500 (71 lines)
From: Frank Wm Tompa <fwtompa@daisy.uwaterloo.ca>
Subject: Call for Papers -- New OED Conference

(2) Date: Thu, 18 Mar 93 11:30:58 EDT (45 lines)
From: Laura Davis-Clapper <LDAVIS1@KENTVM>
Subject: Call for Papers

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Date: Wed, 17 Mar 93 16:45:17 -0500
From: Frank Wm Tompa <fwtompa@daisy.uwaterloo.ca>
Subject: Call for Papers -- New OED Conference


9th Annual Conference of the
University of Waterloo Centre for the New OED and Text Research

September 27 - 28, 1993
St. Cross Building
Oxford, England

The Ninth Annual Conference of the University of Waterloo Centre
for the New OED and Text Research, jointly sponsored by the
University of Waterloo and the Oxford University Press, will be
held at St. Cross Building (with accommodations at St. Edmund
Hall), Oxford, England, on September 27-28, 1993.

This year's conference will focus on computational solutions to
problems of equivalence among words and phrases. Within lexicog-
raphy, one of the most important problems in this area is one of
grouping equivalents: sifting through corpus citations to form
sense groups. Within lexicology and computational linguistics,
there are problems of finding equivalents: matching citations to
dictionary senses, aligning one dictionary's senses with
another's, and aligning parts of texts with their translations.
In related fields, there are problems of forming equivalents:
generating translations, expanding full-text queries to include
synonyms, and tailoring texts to suit specific audiences.
Conference participants will again include researchers from com-
puter science and the humanities, as well as representatives from
publishing houses and other industries.

Papers presenting original research on theoretical and applied
aspects of the theme are being sought. Typical but not exclusive
areas of interest include computational lexicology, computational
linguistics, syntactic and semantic analysis, computational lexi-
cography, lexical databases, computer-assisted translation, and
online reference works.

Submissions will be refereed by the program committee listed
below. Authors should send seven copies of a detailed abstract
(5 to 10 pages) by April 27, 1993, to:

Prof. Frank Tompa, Program Chair
UW Centre for the New OED and Text Research
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
email: newoed@uwaterloo.ca
fax: 519-885-1208

Late submissions risk rejection without consideration. Authors
will be notified of acceptance or rejection by June 18, 1993. A
working draft of the paper, not exceeding 15 pages, will be due
by July 16, 1993, for inclusion in proceedings which will be made
available at the conference.

Program Committee

Beryl T. Atkins (Oxford University Press)
Kenneth Church (AT&T Bell Laboratories)
Eduard Hovy (University of Southern California)
Nancy Ide (Vassar College)
Robert Ingria (BBN Laboratories)
Frank Tompa, Chair (University of Waterloo)

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Date: Thu, 18 Mar 93 11:30:58 EDT
From: Laura Davis-Clapper <LDAVIS1@KENTVM>
Subject: Call for Papers

Hello. Would you please post the following call for papers. Thanks.


Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
Minneapolis, Minnesota
November, 1993

"The Young Adult and the Adult Reader's Response to
Young Adult Works of Literary Realism"

This topic may be interpreted very broadly. Two possible directions to take
it are as follows. What is the gap, or what is the overlap, between your
response to a work you read as an adolescent, such as *The Secret Garden* or
*Anne of Green Gables*, and your reading of the text as an adult? What are
the implications of these differences for how we understand and teach young
adult fiction?

How do young adult readers respond to the romantic elements in works that
are classified as the New Realism? *The Outsiders*, for instance, is the work
that virtually begins the New Realism, and yet the way that the members of
the Curtis family, and the extended family members of the gang, care for one
another is highly romanticized. Further, Ponyboy and Johnny are able to
redeem themselves for the murder they have committed through their heroic
rescue of the schoolchildren from the burning church. If *The Outsiders*
is a "problem novel," what does it tell its audience about how real-life
problems are solved? Do young adult readers feel emburdened or empowered
by their reading of feats of heroism in works of literary realism?

Again, the topic may be interpreted according to your views on young adult

Please send responses (proposals) by April 5, to

Laura Davis-Clapper
Institute for Bibliography and Editing
1118 Library
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242-0001
e-mail: LDavis1@ KentVM (bitnet) or LDavis1@KentVM.Kent.Edu (Internet)
Phone: (216) 672-2092