21.327 Digital Americanists at the American Literature Association 2008

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 07:41:33 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 327.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 07:39:41 +0000
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: Digital Americanists at the American Literature
Association 2008

From: Andrew Jewell <ajewell_at_unlnotes.unl.edu>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 15:57:37 -0500

Call For Papers
Digital Americanists at the American Literature Association 2008

The Digital Americanists=20
invite proposals for 20-minute papers to be=20
presented at the American Literature=20
Association's annual meeting in San Francisco, CA, May 22-25, 2008.

Panel I: The Politics of Digital Scholarship
This panel seeks to ask questions about the=20
political implications of building digital=20
scholarly resources. What are the institutional,=20
cultural, representational, and other political=20
issues surrounding digital scholarship? For=20
example: How do the infrastructure demands of=20
digital publication determine participation in=20
digital scholarship? How do the agendas of major=20
funding agencies influence what content is=20
created? How do departments and colleges respond=20
to new models of scholarship? How does the=20
potential broadening of audience via the
Internet influence the design of=20
scholarship? How does digitization reformulate=20
our approaches to political topics in literary=20
study? What are the implications for cultural=20
and gender studies in the age of digital scholarship?

Panel II: Discoveries Through Digitization
The work of creating unique digital=20
resources=ADwhich commonly involves detailed work=20
on a narrowly-defined topic or new computational=20
approaches to very big questions=ADoften leads to=20
discovery of new knowledge about the=20
content. This panel invites scholars working on=20
different topics with digital media to share the=20
new insights into their subjects that their work=20
has produced. Of particular interest are=20
insights that scholars feel only emerged as a=20
direct result of the digital nature of their work.

Proposals should take the form of a 250-500 word=20
abstract submitted electronically (as an email=20
attachment in Word or RTF format) to Andrew=20
Jewell, University of Nebraska-Lincoln,=20
<mailto:ajewell2_at_unl.edu>ajewell2_at_unl.edu and=20
Edward Whitley, Lehigh University,=

Deadline for proposals is December 21, 2007;=20
acceptances will be finalized by the end of January 2008.

Willard McCarty | Professor of Humanities=20
Computing | Centre for Computing in the=20
Humanities | King's College London |=20
http://staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/. Et sic in infinitum (Fludd 1617, p.=
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