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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 405.
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    [1]    From: Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou 
           Subject: CFP: IEEE ISCC 2020 The 25th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC) 2020 (34)

    [2]    From: Andrew Prescott 
           Subject: Events Many and Various (74)

        Date: 2019-11-15 08:22:50+00:00
        From: Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou 
        Subject: CFP: IEEE ISCC 2020 The 25th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC) 2020

The 25th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications 
(ISCC) 2020

Rennes, France, 7-10 July 2020:


Welcome to the 25th IEEE Symposium on Computers and
Communications (ISCC).

The first IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC) was held
in 1995 in response to the growing interaction between the fields of 
computers and communications.

ISCC takes place annually, usually in the Mediterranean region, in
locations such as Egypt, Greece, France, Tunisia, Portugal, Spain, 
Morocco, Italy, and Brazil. In 2020, the Symposium is going to happen 
in Rennes, France.

ISCC sessions will include presentations on new research results and
tutorials. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the 
computer and communications areas that the Call for Papers considers. 
Accepted papers will be included in the ISCC 2020 Conference 
Proceedings, which will be subject to independent peer-review
procedures for quality, and may be eligible for inclusion in the 
IEEE Xplore(r) Digital Library. Merit, relevance, and originality 
will guide paper acceptance. Best Paper Award and Best Student Paper 
Awards will be presented.

[See https://iscc2020.live-website.com/home for more information.]

        Date: 2019-11-14 11:59:46+00:00
        From: Andrew Prescott 
        Subject: Events Many and Various

Reading #instapoetry
deadline for submissions: February 7, 2020
Glasgow University

University of Glasgow, May 27th, 2020
Deadline for submissions: February 7th, 2020.
Conference organisers: JuEunhae Knox (University of Glasgow) 
and James Mackay (European University Cyprus)

One of the unexpected side effects of the digital age has been the
revival of poetry as a popular art form. Rupi Kaur’s collection Milk and
Honey has become an astonishing worldwide publishing phenomenon, but she
is only the most high profile example of a new wave of poets who have
bypassed the traditional routes to success. These poets create poetry
that is generally short and places heavy emphasis on inspirational
messages, and then use various social media platforms, most notably
Instagram, to share their work directly with a reading public. Audiences
that have traditionally been resistant to literary work have flocked to
these writers, and in a few short years this movement – if indeed it
should be classified as a movement – has become enormously popular. At
the same time, the poetry world has seen something of a backlash against
these writers, most notably exemplified by  Rebecca Watt’s essay “The
Cult of the Noble Amateur” (PN Review, 2018). Instapoetry has also been
largely snubbed by academia for several reasons, not least that much of
the poetry itself is resistant to formal analysis on account of its
simplicity of message and lack of formal innovation. Although some
collections of Instapoems have achieved great success, most Instapoetry
is ephemeral, never intended to leave the Instagram platform, and
writers are often adolescent or even younger, untaught and not widely
read. The sheer volume of Instapoetry, too, is daunting:
#poetsofinstagram alone links to nearly nine million poems and poetic
images. There is little critical consensus on how to deal with poetry
that relies as much for impact on the language of visual design and
hypertext/hashtagging as it does on the actual text of the poem.

This will be the first symposium of its kind devoted to academic
discussion of these writings and what their content, appearance and
functioning in a digital sharing economy can tell us about the current
moment. We welcome proposals on any aspect of #instapoetry, including
but certainly not limited to:

     Precedents to Instapoetry trends, particularly in popular verse or
past literary movements
     Therapy cultures and the therapeutic value of #instapoems
     Reformulations of race and gender in the #instapoetry feed,
particularly given the predominance of young women of colour among
prominent Instapoets
     Poetry in material cultures (e.g. Victorian tapestry, seaside
postcards or greetings cards) and its relationship to instapoetry
     Digital humanities approaches to the #instapoetry archive
     Analysis of the visual grammar of #instapoems
     De-professionalisation of poetic labour in the digital economy
     Global #instapoetry examples and their function in local cultures
     Tagging culture and poetry sharing

One of our primary aims is to put together the basis for a collection of
academic essays on poetry’s interaction with social media.

We enthusiastically welcome non-traditional and interdisciplinary
approaches. The aim is to open up discussion of this new poetic
phenomenon, and we are hoping to have participation from one or more

Abstracts should be around 250 words, and should include your name,
institutional affiliation, and email address. Please send abstracts to
instapoetryconference@gmail.com by February 7th, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact JuEunhae at
Jueunhae.Knox@glasgow.ac.uk and/or James via j.mackay@euc.ac.cy.

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