9.649 call: electronic textuality

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Fri, 22 Mar 1996 19:24:29 -0500 (EST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 649.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Lisa Haefele <lhaefele@uci.edu> (31)
From: "H-CLC (BD)" <bdiederi@artsci.wustl.edu>
Subject: CFP: Electronic Textuality & On-line Personae (4/1;
PAMLA 11/8-10)

Date: Thu, 21 Mar 1996 09:38:58 -0800 (PST)
From: Lisa Haefele <lhaefele@uci.edu>

**Please Post**

Virtual Masquerades: Electronic Textuality and On-Line Personae

A Special Session at the Annual Meeting of the
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
University of California, Irvine on November 8-10, 1996

Many have commented on the emotional volatility of e-mail,
newsgroups, and listserv correspondence, and on the compelling--if not
addictive--qualities of interactive hypertext and hypermedia. What is
going on in this textual exchange? How are these effects achieved by
electronic writers; how are these effects received by
electronic readers? Who are these mobile, fluid, multiple--if not
mutant--subjects precipitated by on-line texts? Where are they? And how
long do they last? This session invites papers that speculate on the
literary formation of on-line ethos; on the rhetorical exchange of
electronic texts; on institutional or other resistances to such a
creative metamorphosis; on implications of hypertext fiction; on new
hybrid hypermedia genres exemplified by "games" like Myst; or on other
related issues.

Please submit a 1 page abstract (a paper may be included) by APRIL 1,
1996 to:

The Electronic Text Collective
c/o Ellen Strenski
200 HOB-1
Department of English & Comparative Literature
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92717

Queries or abstracts via e-mail to: Mark Mullen, <ishmael@uci.edu>.

Note that presenters must be members of the association.

To join PAMLA (formerly PAPC), write to Cynthia Clegg, Executive Director,
PAPC, Humanities, Pepperdine Univ., Mailbu, CA 90263-4225. E-mail:
<cclegg@pepperdine.edu>. (Dues are $20 regular, $10 student or emeritus.)