9.378 a call, 2 announcements, & a job posting

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Wed, 13 Dec 1995 22:46:42 -0500 (EST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 378.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)

[1] From: Tom Benson 814-865-4201 <T3B@PSUVM.PSU.EDU> (79)
Subject: call for authors: RHETORICAL HISTORY OF THE U.S.

[2] From: Harold Short <H.SHORT@kcl.ac.uk> (36)
Subject: Publication announcement

[3] From: Tom Benson 814-865-4201 <T3B@PSUVM.PSU.EDU> (30)
Subject: Josephine Berry Weiss Chair in the Humanities, Penn

[4] From: Russon Wooldridge <wulfric@epas.utoronto.ca> (13)
Subject: TCHWP back on line

Date: Tue, 12 Dec 95 09:15 EST
From: Tom Benson 814-865-4201 <T3B@PSUVM.PSU.EDU>
Subject: call for authors: RHETORICAL HISTORY OF THE U.S.


Michigan State University Press will publish a ten-volume
history and criticism of American public address, titled A
scheduled for publication in 1998. Each volume will be
devoted to a thematically focused analysis of significant
texts or discourses in the American experience.

Martin J. Medhurst of Texas A&M University has been
appointed series editor. Members of the editorial board are
James R. Andrews of Indiana University, Thomas W. Benson of
Penn State University, Stephen H. Browne of Penn State
University, Karlyn Kohrs Campbell of the University of
Minnesota, A. Cheree Carlson of Arizona State University,
Bruce E. Gronbeck of the University of Iowa, Robert Hariman
of Drake University, David Henry of California Polytechnic
State University, J. Michael Hogan of Indiana University,
Robert L. Ivie of Indiana University, Richard J. Jensen of
the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Michael C. Leff of
Northwestern University, John Louis Lucaites of Indiana
University, Stephen E. Lucas of the University of Wisconsin,
Madison, Kathryn M. Olson of the University of Wisconsin,
Milwaukee, Michael Osborn of the University of Memphis,
Tarla Rai Peterson of Texas A&M University, Kathleen J.
Turner of Tulane University, Martha Solomon Watson of the
University of Maryland, and David Zarefsky of Northwestern

Each volume editor will commission 10-12 major essays, each
of which will be approximately 75 manuscript pages in
length. Scholars interested in contributing to one of the
following volumes are urged to contact the appropriate
volume editor or the series editor. The ten volumes are:

Volume 1: Colonial Rhetoric and the Sources of American
Identity, ed. James R. Andrews

Volume 2: Rhetoric, Independence and Nationhood, ed.
Stephen E. Lucas

Volume 3: Constructing the Citizen in Jacksonian America,
ed. Stephen H. Browne

Volume 4: Public Debate in the Civil War Era, ed. David
Zarefsky and Michael C. Leff

Volume 5: The Rhetoric of 19th Century Reform and the
Perfecting of American Society, ed. Martha
Solomon Watson

Volume 6: Imperialism and Reform in the Progressive Era,
ed. J. Michael Hogan

Volume 7: American Rhetoric in the New Deal Era, ed. Thomas
W. Benson

Volume 8: The Articulation of American Internationalism in
the Nuclear Age, ed. Robert L. Ivie

Volume 9: Social Controversy and Public Discourse in Mid-
Twentieth Century America, ed. David Henry and
Richard J. Jensen

Volume 10: The Fragmentation of American Liberalism at the
End of the 20th Century, ed. Robert Hariman and
John Louis Lucaites

This is an interdisciplinary project that seeks contributors
from a wide range of disciplines and values a variety of
methodological approaches to the study of American public

Potential authors are invited to contact the series editor

Professor Martin J. Medhurst
Department of Speech Communication
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843

or the individual volume editors by mail or at the following
e-mail addresses:

RH0661R@ACAD.DRAKE.EDU Robert Hariman
mwatson@DEANS.UMD.EDU Martha Watson
selucas@FACSTAFF.WISC.EDU Stephen Lucas
Lucaites@INDIANA.EDU John Lucaites
rivie@INDIANA.EDU Robert Ivie
Leff@MERLE.ACNS.NWU.EDU Michael Leff
RJensen@NEVADA.EDU Dick Jensen
d-zarefsky@NWU.EDU David Zarefsky
SXB17@PSUVM.PSU.EDU Stephen Browne
MJM3983@TAMVM1.TAMU.EDU Marty Medhurst

Date: Tue, 12 Dec 1995 11:29:22 GMT
From: Harold Short <H.SHORT@kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: Publication announcement

This notice has been posted to several lists. Our apologies for any
duplication you may receive.

We are delighted to announce the imminent publication of
A Thesaurus of Old English
by Jane Roberts and Christian Kay, with Lynne Grundy

The thesaurus, offered as a research tool to Anglo-Saxonists,
linguists and all historians of ideas and culture, has been long
awaited. It is drawn from a database of more than 50,000 entries,
each recording a discrete word sense of Old English vocabulary;
those materials are drawn largely from the standard dictionaries of
the language, with some supplementation from the available
fascicles of the Toronto Dictionary of Old English, and from the
DOE's working materials. The thesaurus classification is based on
that designed by Michael Samuels and Christian Kay for the
Historial Thesaurus of English, for which the TOE may be
regarded as a pilot.

King's College London Medieval Studies X
In two volumes, xxxv + 1555 pp. Hardback.
Printed on acid-free recycled paper.

Publication date 29 December 1995.

Post-free pre-publication subscription price for the two-volume
work is pounds sterling 35.00 until 19 December 1995. Thereafter
the price will be pounds sterling 47.50.

To qualify for the pre-publication price, pre-paid orders (cheques
payable to 'King's College London', please) must be sent by 19
December 1995 to Professor David Hook, Department of Spanish,
King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS.
(email: D.Hook@kcl.ac.uk)

Date: Wed, 13 Dec 95 09:09 EST
From: Tom Benson 814-865-4201 <T3B@PSUVM.PSU.EDU>
Subject: Josephine Berry Weiss Chair in the Humanities, Penn State

The Pennsylvania State University
College of the LIberal Arts


The College of the Liberal Arts at the Pennsylvania State
University invites applications and nominations for the
recently endowed Josephine Berry Weiss Chair in the
Humanities. The college seeks a person of notable national
and international achievement whose breadth of scholarship
and accomplishments will contribute significantly to the
quality and reputation of the college. The successful
candidate will be expected to provide dynamic leadership in
research, graduate and undergraduate teaching, and service.
All fields in the humanities will be considered. The
College of the Liberal Arts includes humanities departments
and programs in African and African American Studies;
American Studies; Classics and Mediterranean Studies;
Comparative Literature; English; French; German; History;
Philosophy; Religious Studies; Slavic and East European
Languages; Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese; Speech
Communication; and Women's Studies.

Applications and nominations are sought immediately and will
be accepted until the position is filled. The starting date
for the position is negotiable. Applicants are requested to
submit a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae, along
with the names of three references to

Thomas W. Benson, Chair
Humanities Search Committee
111 Sparks Building
University Park, PA 16802

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and
minorities are encouraged to apply.

Date: Wed, 13 Dec 1995 12:56:04 -0500
From: Russon Wooldridge <wulfric@epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: TCHWP back on line

We are happy to announce that TCH Working Papers is back on line after an
interruption of a few days caused by local difficulties. TCHWP is a locus
for electronic working papers on computer-assisted research in the
humanities. It has at present five categories: refereed articles,
postprints, preprints, essays and experiments. Comments and submissions are
cordially invited. The URL is:


Russon Wooldridge
Willard McCarty
Editors of TCHWP