4.0734 A Workshop; a Conference; a Journal (3/173)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 21 Nov 90 23:06:31 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0734. Wednesday, 21 Nov 1990.

(1) Date: Mon, 19 Nov 90 18:16 GMT (52 lines)
Subject: Hypermedia and Literature

(2) Date: Sun, 18 Nov 90 09:13 EST (78 lines)
From: Robert Delius Royar <R0MILL01@ULKYVX>
Subject: Call for Papers, NYIT Writing Conference (Pls Post)

(3) Date: Mon, 19 Nov 90 16:56:05 EST (43 lines)
From: Al Essa <ESSA@YALEVM>

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Date: Mon, 19 Nov 90 18:16 GMT
Subject: Hypermedia and Literature

'Hypermedia and Literature'
A Workshop
Friday 30 November 1990

Oxford University Centre for Humanities Computing
Oxford University Computing Service
13, Banbury Road
Oxford OX2 6NN
Phone:0865-273225 or 0865-273200

Anyone who can get to Oxford on Friday 30 November is invited to
participate in this workshop. There will be two papers and
demonstrations, and tea will be served. There is no charge;
it would be useful if you could let us know if you are going
to turn up, but it is not essential.

The papers are:

'Intermedia: Fundamentals of a Model
Hypermedia Environment'
Paul Kahn, IRIS, Brown University

The fundamental design of Intermedia, a hypermedia application framework
developed at Brown University's Institute for Research in Information
and Scholarship, will be explained and discussed. Intermedia consists
of a group of integrated applications for creating, editing, and viewing
text, graphics, and timelines. It supports the creation and browsing of
links among any selection in any document in a multi-user, multi-tasking
environment. The Intermedia application editors are similar in design
to programs running under the Macintosh operating system and links are
created using the "copy and paste" paradigm found in the Macintosh user
interface. Intermedia will be demonstrated and discussed along with
examples of Intermedia publications in science and literature

'The Hartlib Project: A Multimedia Demonstrator'
Judith Crawford and Michael Leslie, Sheffield University

Samuel Hartlib, a seventeenth-century collector of knowledge and
information, left a mass of papers invaluable to the scholarly community
but almost impossible to use because of their great diversity of subject
matter. Dr Leslie and his team at Sheffield University have been
working with these papers for several years. They have converted a large
proportion of them to machine-readable form and have put together a
multimedia demonstration showing the wealth of knowledge collected by
Hartlib. They propose to show this at the workshop and to discuss the
Hartlib project generally.
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Date: Sun, 18 Nov 90 09:13 EST
From: Robert Delius Royar <R0MILL01@ULKYVX>
Subject: Call for Papers, NYIT Writing Conference (Pls Post)



April 19,1991

The fourth annual Computers and English Conference for high school
and college teachers of writing

Sponsored by the Program in English
New York Institute of Technology

The 1991 conference on Literature, Computers and Writing will focus on
the shared challenges high school and college English teachers face
teaching literature and composition in a computer environment.

The conference has two primary lines of inquiry:

* how are the English studies canon and curriculum changing in response to
computerized learning?

* how should we design projects for collaborative learning in literature,
computers and writing between high schools or between high schools and
colleges to share pedagogical resources and methods?

In addition to keynote addresses the conference supports presentations which
can be either demonstrations of exercises (no longer than five minutes) that
work well in the English classroom or arguments (ten to fifteen minutes long)
that explain or justify a philosophy or method for a particular classroom
practice. Please submit a brief abstract detailing your demonstration or
argument. Panel discussions are also welcome. Be sure to include your name,
high school or college affiliation, address, and daytime phone number.

Suggested Topics:

1. How can computers develop more active readers of literature?
2. How can teaching writing teach literature?
3. How can we use computers to teach literary genre or metaphor?
4. How can we use computers to connect writing to literature?
5. How do computers widen or narrow the concept of literature?
6. How can we use computers to teach the role of audience in literature
and writing?
7. How can rhetoric inform the experience of hypermedia?
8. How can speech-act theory apply to hypermedia?
9. How will hypermedia affect the student's understanding of critical
10. How do computer-based research projects affect students'
conception of literary research?
11. How do computers in writing and literature classes change the role
of the teacher?
12. How can we use computers to connect high school teachers to high
school teachers and/or college teachers?
13. What resources are available to facilitate high school-to-high
school and college-to-high school collaboration?
14. How can student collaborative writing, network writing, or talk-writing,
be integrated into a literature class?

Dates for Submission of Proposals

The submission deadline is February 15, 1991. Notification of acceptance is
March 10, 1991.

Send proposals and requests for information to
Department of English
New York Institute of Technology
Old Westbury, New York 11568
Attn: Ann McLaughlin (516) 686-7557
rroyar on NYIT technet (CoSy)
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Date: Mon, 19 Nov 90 16:56:05 EST
From: Al Essa <ESSA@YALEVM>

The Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities invites papers that examine law
from the perspective of the humane discplines (e.g. history, political
theory, philosophy, literature, etc.) or otherwise dicuss legal issues
in a manner interesting to humanists. In the past, YJLH has published
articles on medieval canon law, utilitarian justifications for the Fifth
Amendment privilege, the legal relevance of Wallace Stevens' poetry,
Perry Mason, and baseball. Articles that examine the the fundamental
linguistic, metaphoric, philosophical, political, and cultural premisses
of law or that mention Derrida repeatedly are always welcome.

Authors submitting manuscripts should provide two copies, double spaced.
After preliminary review by a student board, submitted manuscripts will
be sent to members of the Editorial Advisory Board or other qualified
reviewers. Members of the Editorial Advisory Board include Ronald
Dworkin, Stanley Fish, Barbara E. Johnson, Frank Kermode, Martha C.
Nussbaum, Edward W. Said, Michael Walzer, Cornel West, and James Boyd
White. Since the review procedure is double blind, we ask that the
author's name appear only in appropriate citations and on a cover letter
sent with the manuscript. Citations should conform to The Chicago
Manual of Style; alternatively, citations may conform to A Uniform
System of Citation (the "Bluebook").

The Mailing Address for submissions is:

Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities
401A Yale Station
New Haven, Connecticut 06520
(203) 432-4037

Queries may be sent to:

Al Essa
Lead Editor, YJLH
Department of Philosophy Electronic Address: ESSA@YALEVM
P.O. Box 3650, Yale Station Essa-Al@Yale.Edu
New Haven, CT. 06520-3650

(203) 432-6600 ext. 341 (daytime)
(203) 865-5971 (evening)