12.0258 ACH at MLA; ESSLLI; Interdisciplinary Research

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 14 Oct 1998 18:47:28 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 258.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (35)
Subject: CFP (ACH at the MLA, 1999): The 'New' Computer-
Assisted Literary Criticism: What Does it Look Like?
What Will it Look Like?

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (49)
Subject: ESSLLI-99

[3] From: Charles Ess <DRU001D@VMA.SMSU.EDU> (46)
Subject: CFP-Undergraduate/Faculty Interdisciplinary Research

Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 08:40:58 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: CFP (ACH at the MLA, 1999): The 'New' Computer-Assisted
Literary Criticism: What Does it Look Like? What Will it Look Like?

>> From: "R.G. Siemens" <Raymond.Siemens@UAlberta.ca>

The 'New' Computer-Assisted Literary Criticism:
What Does it Look Like? What Will it Look Like?

A session sponsored by the Association for Computing and the
Humanities at the 1999 meeting of the Modern Language Association

This panel will explore computer-assisted literary criticism in a context
which, though dependent upon earlier conceptions of what the computer can
bring to literary criticism and scholarship, ultimately is situated in the
present and looks toward the future. Topics may include, but need not be
limited to, the following: [1] examinations of ways in which critical
discourses facilitated by the computer have a significant, and will
continue to have an increasing, presence in contemporary critical culture;
[2] explorations of ways that the discourse of computing has and/or will
have a significant place, explicitly or implicitly, in many approaches to
literary studies; and [3] considerations of the underpinnings of the
increasingly interdependent relationship between extant literary critical
discourses and humanities computing theory and practice.

Paper proposals or completed papers for consideration to be sent by
February 15 to:

Ray Siemens
Department of English
U of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. T6G 2E5.
fax: (403) 492-8142
e-mail: Raymond.Siemens@UAlberta.ca

Additional details to be posted, as they arise, at <URL:

R.G. Siemens
Department of English, U of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. T6G 2E5.
Editor, Early Modern Literary Studies: http://purl.oclc.org/emls/emlshome.html
wk. phone: (403) 492-7833 fax: (403) 492-8142
e-mail: Raymond.Siemens@UAlberta.ca
www homepage: http://purl.oclc.org/NET/R_G_Siemens.htm

* Oct. 1 - Nov. 30, 1998: #7 Stewart St., Oxford, UK. OX1 4RH. Ph: (01865)

Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 08:44:23 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: ESSLLI-99

>> From: "Francesco Orilia" <orilia@netserver.unimc.it>


The main focus of the European Summer Schools in Logic, Language and
Information is the interface between linguistics, logic and
computation. It is organized under the auspices of the European
Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI). Foundational,
introductory and advanced courses together with workshops cover a wide
variety of topics within six areas of interest: Logic, Computation,
Language, Logic and Computation, Computation and Language, Language
and Logic. Previous summer schools have been highly successful,
attracting around 500 students from Europe and elsewhere. The school
has developed into an important meeting place and forum for discussion
for students and researchers interested in the interdisciplinary study
of Logic, Language and Information.
ESSLLI-99 will take place at the University of Utrecht, The
August 9-20. In its first week it will feature a worskshop on
aim is to provide a forum for advanced Ph.D. students and other
researchers to present and discuss their work on the following issues.
Intensional logic lies at the heart of a Montague-style natural
language semantics. It involves a representation of properties,
relations and propositions (PRPs). In traditional Montague Grammar,
PRPs are characterized in terms of possible worlds, and the
logico-semantic paradoxes are avoided by using a Russellian hierarchy
of types. The problems with this traditional approach (e.g., logical
omniscience and expressive limitations) have led to the flourishing of
more fine- grained notions of PRP, and to type-free solutions to the
paradoxes (Gupta and Belnap, Barwise and Etchemendy, Cocchiarella,
Bealer, Asher and Kamp, Chierchia and Turner, etc.). The new
approaches have problems of their own and no new framework has become
standard. This workshop thus will explore and compare well- known or
newly proposed foundational approaches for an intensional logic that
can serve the purposes of natural language semantics. If you are
interested in presenting your research, please send a two page
abstract to:

Francesco Orilia orilia@unimc.it
Dipartimento di Filosofia e Scienze Umane ph. +39 (0733) 258 305
Universit=E0 di Macerata fax +39 (0733) 235 339 62100 Macerata

The submission deadline is: March 15, 1999.
Workshop speakers will pay a reduced ESSLI-99 registration fee, which
will entitle them to attend all other courses and workshops. It may be
possible to allocate a sum of about 100 ECU to partially cover the
expenses of each workshop speaker. There will soon be an ESSLLI'99
web page at: http://esslli.let.uu.nl/.

Date: Tue, 13 Oct 98 14:52:40 CDT
From: Charles Ess <DRU001D@VMA.SMSU.EDU>
Subject: CFP-Undergraduate/Faculty Interdisciplinary Research

Please post and distribute (with apologies for cross-postings)

The second annual Undergraduate/Faculty Interdisciplinary Research
Conference will be held on the campus of Drury College, (Springfield,
Missouri, USA), Feb. 5-6, 1999. Submissions from all disciplines and
programs are welcome.

For the Undergraduate Conference: We seek papers which will evoke
discussion among liberally educated undergraduates by establishing a
thesis or claim regarding important issues (ethical, political, religious,
etc.), and supporting that claim through appropriate research. These
papers will also serve as models for subsequent undergraduate
interdisciplinary research.

For the Faculty Conference: We seek papers which describe and critique
faculty efforts to incorporate interdisciplinary research in the
undergraduate humanities - especially as those efforts focus on the
intersection between liberal arts and pre/professional education. These
papers will encourage faculty to develop and implement new
approaches to incorporating interdisciplinary research in their

Submissions are due by December 18, 1998. All papers will be
blind/peer reviewed; accepted papers will be posted on the conference
website for participant review at least three weeks prior to the
conference date.

Hotel accommodations are available at a very favorable conference
rate. The conference registration fee ($20.00 for faculty, $10.00 for
students) includes the conference proceedings and banquet. See the
conference website for further details:

Our first conference attracted students and faculty from twelve colleges
and universities, including participants from Washington State and
Connecticut. Student presentations explored the intersections between
psychology, political science, economics, philosophy, and history.
Faculty presentations included both theoretical considerations and
exemplary projects in the practice of interdisciplinary education. (See
<http://www.drury.edu/faculty/ess/irconf/program.html> for last
year's papers.)

Both formal presentations and informal exchanges were highly
productive for students and faculty alike. Participants were also
uniformly pleased with the conference atmosphere: one visiting
faculty offered a characteristic comment, "I've been going to
conferences for eight years, and never have I felt so welcomed as here."

The organizing committee hopes to achieve that level of hospitality

For further information, please contact: Dr. Charles Ess, Philosophy
and Religion Department, Drury College, Springfield, MO 65802.

e-mail: cmess@lib.drury.edu
voice: 417-873-7230
fax: 417-873-7435

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