12.0100 Markup Languages journal; PMC call

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Sat, 27 Jun 1998 08:44:35 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 100.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Robin Cover <robin@ACADCOMP.SIL.ORG> (132)
Subject: New Journal on Markup Languages

Subject: Call for Peer Reviewers

Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 09:51:14 -0500 (CDT)
From: Robin Cover <robin@ACADCOMP.SIL.ORG>
Subject: New Journal on Markup Languages

Journal Announcement and Call for Papers

Markup Languages: Theory & Practice

B. Tommie Usdin, Mulberry Technologies, Inc. and
C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, University of Illinois/Chicago, Editors

The MIT Press is proud to announce the launch of
Markup Languages: Theory & Practice starting in early 1999.
This quarterly, peer-reviewed technical journal will be the
first journal devoted to research, development, and practical
applications of text markup for computer processing, management,
manipulation, and display. Specific areas of interest include
new syntaxes for generic markup languages; refinements to
existing markup languages; theory of formal languages as applied
to document markup; systems for mark-up; uses of markup for
printing, hypertext, electronic display, content analysis,
information reuse and repurposing, search and retrieval, and
interchange; shared applications of markup languages; and
techniques and methodologies for developing markup languages
and applications of markup languages.

The editors invite academics and practitioners to forward
submissions on the above topics.

Description of forthcoming content material includes:

The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
An XML-based system for creating wizard-style helps
Implementing SGML for Electronic Publications at the ASM

DTD Testing
Element Type Hierarchies for Document Structure Definition
SGML Document Quality
Merging Object Oriented Design and SGML Architectures

XML, XSL, and XLink

Quarterly: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
First issue: January 1999
ISSN: 1099-6621
Volume 1 forthcoming

For submission information contact:
B. Tommie Usdin
Mulberry Technologies, Inc.
17 West Jefferson St., Ste 207
Rockville, MD 20850
tel: 301-315-9631
fax: 301-315-8285


M. Sperberg-McQueen,
Computer Center (M/C 135)
University of Illinois/Chicago
tel: 312-413-0317 or 708-386-3584
fax: 312-996-6834

To order subscription contact:
MIT Press Journals
Five Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02142
tel: 617-253-2889
fax: 617-577-1545

Editorial board

C. M. Sperberg-McQueen (University of Illinois at Chicago)
B. Tommie Usdin (Mulberry Technologies)

Book Review Editor
Deborah A. Lapeyre, (Mulberry Technologies)

Advisory Board:
Charles Goldfarb (Information Management Consulting)
Bill Davis (Information Architects)
Frank Gilbane (CAP Ventures)
Steve Newcomb (TechnoTeacher)
Norman Scharpf (Graphic Communications Association)
Joan Smith, European Advisor, (SGML Technologies Limited)
Robin Tomlin (SGML Open)

Editorial Board:
Winfried Bader (German Bible Society)
David T. Barnard (University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan)
Michel Biezunski (High Text)
David Birnbaum (University of Pittsburgh)
Jon Bosak (Sun)
Elaine Brennan (Information Architects)
Anne Brueggemann-Klein (Technische Universitaet Muenchen)
Lou Burnard (Oxford University)
Francois Chahuneau (AIS)
David Chesnutt (University of South Carolina)
James Clark
Robin Cover (Summer Institute of Linguistics)
Steve DeRose (Inso Corporation)
David Durand (Boston University Computer Science)
Chet Ensign (Mathew Bender)
Peter Flynn (University College, Cork, Ireland)
Pam Genussa (Database Publishing Solutions)
Paul Grosso (ArborText)
Lloyd Harding (Information Assembly Automation)
Betty Harvey (Electronic Commerce Connection)
Susan Hockey (University of Alberta)
Ken Holman (Crane Softwrights)
Claus Huitfeldt (Wittgenstein Archives)
Alan Karben (Wall Street Journal)
Richard Light (SGML/XML and Museum Information Consultancy)
Eve Maler (ArborText)
James David Mason (Lockheed Martin Energy Systems)
Willard McCarty (King's College, London)
Murray Maloney (Muzmo)
Makoto Murata (Fuji Xerox Information Systems)
Dave Peterson (SGML Works)
Daniel Pitti (University of Virginia)
Lynne Price (Text Structure Consulting)
Liam Quin (Groveware)
Darrell Raymond (The Gateway Group and University of Waterloo)
Allen Renear (Brown University)
Helen Schmierer (Brown University)
Robert Streich (Schlumberger)
Eric Severson (IBM Global Services)
Gary Simons (Summer Institute of Linguistics)
Henry Thompson (Language Technology Group)
Brian Travis (Information Architects)
Stu Weibel (OCLC)
Jason Williams (Oceania)
Lauren Wood (SoftQuad)

Robin Cover Email: robin@acadcomp.sil.org
6634 Sarah Drive
Dallas, TX 75236 USA >>> The SGML/XML Web Page <<<
Tel: +1 (972) 296-1783 (h) http://www.sil.org/sgml/sgml.html
Tel: +1 (972) 708-7346 (w)
FAX: +1 (972) 708-7380

Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 19:27:32 +0100
Subject: Call for Peer Reviewers

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), and identifying the MS by number as
listed below. We will select one self-nominated reviewer for each
of the works listed below, and we will notify reviewers within two

Information gathered during this process about potential reviewers
will be kept on file at PMC for future reference. 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 analysis of the female narrator of Julia Kristeva's novel _The
Samurai_. The author suggests a connection between Olga, the
protagonist, and Kristeva, arguing that Olga's psychoanalytic
approach to work and to other people is based on Kristeva's
theory and can be seen as a model for the literary critic and

MS #2

A response to Carolyn Forche's poem _The Angel of History_, this
essay begins by interrogating the function of responding itself,
and in particular, the function of responding to silence. The
author proposes that _The Angel of History_ is a poetry of
witness, and that the very act of reading it becomes evidence of
the reader having been marked by the events of the poem. The
author then suggests that words are indexical markers,
diachronically entangled with their histories, and as such are
subject to trauma once attached to specific historical contexts.
The _Angel of History_ might then be approached as a poem of
traumatized words--a poem capable, however, of silencing the
referents to which its traumatized words refer. References
include Saussure, Lacan, and Benjamin.

MS #3

An analysis of styles of honor in Malcolm X and Miles Davis. The
author argues that by positioning themselves as archetypal black
men, X and Davis became champions of the black male-delineated
worlds of black religion and black music, spheres in which black
mastery, however patriarchal, phallocentric, and sexist, privileged
an ethic of "cool." X's and Davis's investments in codes of
honor, in "coolness," the author suggests, not only offered a
context for their cultural successes, but also provided a basis
for the construction of a re-energized and progressive African-
American socio-political movement. References include Eldridge
Cleaver, bell hooks, Perry Imani, Greg Tate, and Cornel West.

MS #4

An analysis of postmodern fiction in the information age, this
article explores the paradigm shift from print to digital culture
as a defining aspect of postmodernism. The author suggests that
the period of overlap between the two media cultures of print and
hypertext results in a condition of instability in which
competing values and practices coexist, and proposes that this
transitional phase offers an ideal opportunity to study the
writer's craft. References include Acker, DeLillo, Gibson, and

MS #5

A discussion of layered effects in multiplex poetry since Black
Mountain. The author posits that the maximization of resources
which occurred at Black Mountain have influenced performance art
and poetry in the United States since the second world war,
especially with the emergence of technology which enables the
composer to control human senses within the framework of a
performance situation. References include Benjamin, Bernstein,
and Michael Joyce.

MS #6

Focusing on the single act of choosing literary texts for the
classroom, this essay responds to the question: Does the
institutionalization of the postcolonial within the academy
diminish its effectiveness as a movement of resistance to western
imperialism? The author proposes a two-pronged approach to
recuperating the postcolonial as a site of cultural and political
resistance: while postcolonial critics must continue to take on
the broader task of cultural imagination that charts, analyzes,
and critiques, as teachers they must also develop a specific set
of strategies that will combat institutional and market
constraints. References include Spivak, Graff, Chow, and Stuart

MS #7

A discussion of techno music. Noting that many studies have
examined techno music from either a biographical or sociological
perspective, the author of this article positions the phenomenon
of techno or the machinic within the context of writing. Drawing
from the various discourses of poststructuralist theory,
literature, psychoanalysis, and philosophy, the paper itself
participates in techno music's strategy of sampling, of putting
heterogeneous elements into a new context.

MS #8

An examination of rock music in the discourse of cultural
studies. The essay is structured like a 45: the A side provides
an anecdotal and autobiographical take on the origins and history
of rock; the B side examines the work of Lawrence Grossberg and
his speculations about the "death of rock." References include
Keith Negus, Neil Nehring, and Evelyn McDonnell.

MS #9

This essay explores Derrida's "Structure, Sign, and Play"
autobiographically, re-reading it as Derrida's allegory
concerning relationships between Paris and Algeria. The author
suggests that Derrida's engagement with colonial and post-
colonial Algeria, where he grew up and to which he returned for
two years during the Algerian war, may have affected his early
work. Situating "Structure, Sign, and Play" in the context of
the Algerian war enables us, the author proposes, to recognize a
Derridean argument that is much more politically and historically
aware than critics have generally thought. References include
Alistair Horne, Cathy Caruth, Edward Said, and Jean-Francois

MS #10

An interrogation of postmodern identities and Versace's %culto
del corpo%. Supplemented by fashion photographs from Versace's
menswear catalogues and quotes from the couturiere, this essay
explores the ways in which the fashion system has evolved as a
public situs for the exploitation and extrusion of the
ambivalences produced by the social self, and how fashion
photography, in particular, is aimed at postmodern notions of
decentered subjectivity. References include Roland Barthes,
Joanne Finkelstein, Moe Meyer, Laura Mulvey, Camille Paglia, and
Gregory Woods.

MS #11

A dialogic enactment of a conversation with the author, Bataille,
Haraway, and Arnold Schwarzenager, this piece explores the
relationship among animals, humans, and machines.

MS #12

An examination of the relation of everyday life to technology
through the question of power, this essay proposes that
contemporary debates on technology are characterized by starkly
opposed dystopian and utopian ideologies. The author shares with
both sides an intuition that the increasing pervasiveness of
information technology in everyday life is unleashing new forces
that are shaping our cultural, economic, and political life in
powerful and perhaps unpredictable ways. The author suggests,
however, that a philosophical critique of the terms of the debate
itself is necessary to understand these new forces. References
include Wiener, Lessing, and Foucault.

MS #13

An analysis of Peter Greenaway's _The Pillow Book_. Greenaway's
incorporation of other art forms in his films has become his
trade-mark, and most critics of his work have focused on his
pastiche renderings of paintings by famous artists. The author
of this essay proposes, however, that what Greenaway redefines
through his "art-about-art" is not simply cinema, but more
broadly speaking, *representationality* itself. This analysis
focuses on two of the representational means which Greenaway
explores in his 1996 film, _The Pillow Book_: the written word
and the body. References include Baudrillard, Dalle Vacche, Amy
Lawrence, and Walter Ong.

MS #14

By working from the etymology of the word "cybernetics" and its
variants, this paper opens up the question of the ethics of the
cyber as its "ethos" in a quite specific sense. That ethos has
to do with the ways in which all things cyber are far from being
the antithesis of the "human." On the contrary, in Wiener's
original sense, which refers to "the entire field of control and
communication theory, whether in the machine or in the animal,"
the cybernetic includes the human. However, this does not mean a
complete identity between humans and those few machines that are
also and incidentally cybernetic. The human capacity for
reflexive accounting marks a critical difference. References
include Wiener, Delueze, and Sharrock.

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