10.0532 calls: for peers, for papers

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 18 Dec 1996 18:58:20 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 532.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: PMC <pmc@jefferson.village.virginia.edu> (89)
Subject: PMC call for peers

[2] From: jager@let.rug.nl (74)
Subject: 2nd CFP - Language Teaching and Language Technology

Date: Tue, 17 Dec 1996 17:23:34 -0500
From: PMC <pmc@jefferson.village.virginia.edu>
Subject: PMC call for peers

PMC: Essays Currently Available for Peer Review

Self-nominated peer-reviewers regularly participate in the
editorial process of _Postmodern Culture_. All submissions
distributed for review have been screened by the editors and will
receive two other readings from members of the journal's
permanent editorial board; _Postmodern Culture_ preserves the
anonymity of both authors and reviewers in this process, but the
comments of reviewers will be forwarded to the author.

If you would like to review one of the submissions described
below, and if you think you can complete that review within two
weeks of receiving the essay, please send a note to the editors at
pmc@jefferson.village.virginia.edu outlining your qualifications
as a reviewer of the work in question (experience in the subject
area, publications, interest), identifying the MS by number as
listed below, and specifying the manner in which you would like
to receive the essay (electronic mail or World-Wide Web).
We will select one self-nominated reviewer for each of the works
listed below, and we will notify reviewers within two weeks.

Information gathered during this process about potential reviewers
will be kept on file at PMC for future reference, and may be made
available for online searching by PMC subscribers seeking
expertise in a particular field. Please note: members of the
journal's permanent editorial board should not nominate themselves
in response to this call.

Manuscripts for review:

MS#1: An examination of a Salman Rushdie's short book on the film version of
_The Wizard of Oz_, published in 1992 as part of the British Film
Institute's Film Classics series. Rushdie's concluding note about the
film offers an intriguing re-interpretation of the famous line,
"there's no place like home," and the author takes this point as an
opening to an intersection of pschoanalysis, marxism, and postcolonial
studies. References include Freud and Langley.

MS#2: A look at Lenny Bruce's 1962 obscenity trial, and at Bruce's role as
a Jewish entertainer and lightning rod mediating San Francisco's civic
structure, countercultures, and entertainment substratum. The author
also looks at issues of censorship, which are equally relevant in the
modern's struggle over cultural expression. References include Gates,
Fischer, and Crenshaw.

MS #3: This essay examines the intense yet distant humanity in Sylvia Plath's
poems, using Emmanual Levinas's metaethical emphasis on the _affect_ of
the other to consider the "pathos of aethetics." The author proposes
that Plath's poetry provokes feeling and empathy, but not compassion
or sympathy. References include Young, Rose, and Ramazani.

MS #4: An examination of the relationship of truth and media, and the
importance of an exterior-centered language: lies are easily pointed
out but truth is identified by its absence rather than by its presence.
This identification, moreover, is done by the power that controls
discourse. But, the author feels, the power that tries to control
this discourse between truth and lie, life and death, transforms a
democracy into dictatorship. References include Couillard, Rorty,
and Vattimo.

MS #5: An examination of the "logic in the secret" of Deleuze-Guattari's
theory of literary forms, particularly in _A Thousand Plateaux_ where
the concept of the secret is placed in the classification of the tale
and the novella. This is illustrated in analyses of Maupassant and
Duras. References include Levinas, Hegel, and Foucault.

MS #6: An essay looking at %Geschlecht% in Derrida's readings of Heidegger,
in "%Geschlecht% II: Heidegger's Hand" and in his other discussions of
Heidegger. The author looks at the import of the "frighteningly
polysemic and practically untranslatable word" in these works and in
the works in the "yet-to-come." References include Krell, McNeill,
and Ulmer.

MS #7: A look at interactive multilinear narrative and the possiblities for
authorial collaboration in internet texts and internet textuality. It
considers the problems of maintaining both coherence and the identity
of a text as text on the interactive internet. References include
Lyotard, Simon, and Keep.

MS #8: A look at a 1966 Derrida comment on Einstein ("The Einsteinian constant
is not a constant, not a center...") and its role in the recent
"Science Wars." The author argues that this recent prominence
reveals a deeper cluster of problems in the relationship between
postmodernism and science, and seeks to examine the context of the
remark and find a path for a more constructive scientific response to
Derrida's work.

MS #9: This essay looks at Pynchon's _Gravity's Rainbow_, and tensions between
high unities and low popular genres on the novel, and the resulting
centralized and marginialized discourses. References include Bahktin,
Jameson, Stallybrass, and White.

MS #10: A hypertext essay on social media and self-exchange.

MS #11: A essay looking at the list, which straddles the coherent and the
incoherent and which groups together elements which may or may not
predict the future but whose existence predicts the present. Lists
also use the concept of exchange, which works across boundaries that
must both limit and separate. The list is a familiar rhetorical
device of postmodern writing. The author follows this path to
look at postmodernism in terms of the external and internal limits of
conceptualism amd to discuss the act of and concept of exchange.
References include Vattimo, Marx, and Saussure,

Date: Tue, 17 Dec 1996 10:25:01 +0000
From: jager@let.rug.nl
Subject: 2nd CFP - Language Teaching and Language Technology

Language Teaching and Language Technology
28-29 April 1997
University of Groningen
The Netherlands

Second call for papers

The prospects for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) today are
better than ever before. This is undoubtedly due to the broader range
of tasks computers can now be put to, but also to the recent success
of applying language technological research (e.g. in morphological and
syntactic parsing and generation, speech recognition and synthesis,
semantic classification, and corpus linguistics) to practical tasks in
language learning and teaching. At the same time, the new technology
calls into question traditional didactic insights, asking for new
learning and teaching strategies.

We hope that the conference may provide answers to some of the
following questions:

1.How can language technology (speech recognition/synthesis,
morphological and syntactic parsing/generation, semantic
classification) be further harnessed in support of language learning?
2.How may results of corpus linguistics be incorporated into CALL?
3.How good is CALL compared to language learning without benefit of
computer assistance? Can one measure improvements, and do these
involve speed, proficiency or enthusiasm of CALL students?
4.Are the different subfields of language instruction differently amenable to
computer assistance--viz., reading, writing, speaking, listening,
testing, translation?
5.What is the role in CALL for traditional support tools such as
(analog) language labs, paper dictionaries, or hand-held grammars?
6.What are the pedagogical consequences of exploiting this technology?
Are there mixed and/or partial options?
7.Is computer-assisted learning always computer-assisted instruction?
Isn't virtually all language-learning done under instruction?
8.What are the results of large-scale use of CALL in language education
programs? When can it be effective?
9.What are the opportunities for long-distance learning?
10.What and where is the market for CALL products? How does one reach it?

Although we solicit papers on all aspects of CALL, we are particularly
interested in the question of matching language technology to
educational needs. The perspective of the program committee comes from
language teaching and language technology.

Invited Speakers:
-Frank Borchardt, Executive Director, CALICO (Computer-Assisted
Language Instruction Consortium). On Current Didactic Issues in CALL
-Stephen Heppell, ULTRALAB/Anglia Polytechnic University, Essex. On
Educational Policy and CALL
-Lauri Karttunnen, Rank Xerox, Grenoble. On the Technological Horizon.
-Joke van der Ven, Wolters-Noordhoff Publishers. On the Publisher's Perspective.

We solicit papers of 20 min (plus 10 min discussion).
Abstracts of not more than 8 pp. (A4) including figures and references
should be marked "Attention: CALL Conf." and submitted by Jan 15, 1997

Arthur van Essen, Applied Linguistics
Postbus 716
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
NL 9700 AS Groningen
The Netherlands

Email submissions are likewise welcome. They must meet the same length
requirement, must be either in plain ASCII or in postscript. Include
"Attention: CALL Conf" in the subject line and send to
call-conf@let.rug.nl. Software demonstrations are also invited.

Programme committee:
-Paul Bogaards (Computer-Assisted Instruction, Leiden)
-Arthur van Essen (Applied Linguistics, Groningen, co-chair)
-Erhard Hinrichs (Computational Linguistics, Tuebingen)
-Sake Jager, (English & Computer Assisted Instruction, Groningen,
-Franciska de Jong (Linguistics, Utrecht & Computer Science,
-Tibor Kiss (IBM, Heidelberg) John Nerbonne (Computational
Linguistics, Groningen, co-chair)

For further details and registration information,
please visit the conference site at http://www.let.rug.nl/~call97 or
send an e-mail message to call-conf@let.rug.nl.