8.0174 CFP: COmputers and Ethics (1/96)

Thu, 8 Sep 1994 18:11:10 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 8, No. 0174. Thursday, 8 Sep 1994.

Date: Thu, 8 Sep 1994 10:31:25 -0600
From: mfsweany@mtu.edu (Margaret Faler Sweany)

Dear Moderator: Would you be kind enough to post this to your list so we
may contact those in the Humanities who might be interested in the ethical
implications of technologies in the Humanities? Thank you, Margaret



For those of you who are not familiar with _Computers and Composition_, I
would like to say that despite the limitation in audience and scope
suggested by the journal's title, the journal has historically dealt with a
broad range of issues in computer use. Thus, we feel that it is an
appropriate forum for the discussion of computers and ethics that is
described in this announcement. We would like to make clear that this
invitation to submit papers stands for all scholars who have integrated
computer-assisted communication or discussions thereof into their courses,
of the primary course content.

So please, read, submit, pass it on. Thank you.



W. J. Williamson and David James Miller of Michigan Technological
University are seeking articles that focus across the range of ethical issues
that come into play when computers are used in classrooms having writing
components for a special issue of _Computers and Compsition: An
International Journal for Teachers of Writing_ (edited by G. E. Hawisher
and C. L. Selfe). Of special interest are arguments that render problematic
the ethics of the practice of such teachers, that probe beneath the
of "codes of ethics" or descriptions of ethcal dilemmas, or that move
beyond the
too-simple acceptance of new technologies as unproblematic. Articles in
this forum might, for example, consider the relationships of ethics to the
socio-economic factors involved in implementation of computer technology,
the importance of gender, race, and ethnicity in computer-assisted
professional and pedagogical settings, the implications of professional
and pedagogical theory in computer-assisted settings, and the teacher's
faith or distrust in computer technology as an educational tool.

Interested authors should submit by 1 March 1995 the following materials:

-> A cover page providing the author's name, address, telephone number,
e-mail address, and the title of the manuscript.

-> Two copies of a 3000-7000 word manuscript that are titled but do not
provide the author's name or other identifying features.

All authors will be notified of the acceptance or rejection of their
manuscript by 1 June 1995.

Manuscripts should be sent to the following address:

Computers and Composition
Attn: Computers and Ethics Special Issue
Department of Humanities
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
phone: (906) 487-3234
e-mail: wjwillia@mtu.edu

Prospective authors who have any questions about this process may contact
W. J. Williamson at the above e-mail address.

The most successful ideological effects are those
which have no need of words, and ask no more
than complicitous silence.
-----P. Bourdieu,
Outline of a Theory of Practice, p. 188

Ms. Margaret L. FalerSweany
Associate Editor
CCCC Bibliography on Rhetoric and Composition
Humanities Department
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI 49931