10.0830 new: Italian Culture; American Verse; real Utne

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 2 Apr 1997 22:01:18 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 830.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Pier Raimondo Baldini <PBaldini@asu.edu> (46)
Subject: Italian Culture, a publication of the AAIS

[2] From: Chris Powell <sooty@umich.edu> (50)
Subject: New American Verse Project texts added

[3] From: Bob Taylor <bob-taylor@nwu.edu> (10)
Subject: Re: 10.0827 Utne Reader for the digitally inclined

[4] From: Mick Doherty <doherm@rpi.edu> (85)
Subject: **New C-FEST Meeting Series**

Date: Wed, 02 Apr 1997 13:42:42 +0000
From: Pier Raimondo Baldini <PBaldini@asu.edu>
Subject: Italian Culture, a publication of the AAIS

The following announcement may be of interest to your readers whether they
are currently members of the AAIS or not. It can also be viewed at




Starting this year, Italian Culture will be published twice a year.

The next issue of Italian Culture will contain the best papers of the XVII
AAIS National Conference. If you would like to have your paper considered
for possible publication in the official journal of the Association, please
respond by submitting two hard copies of your paper (maximum length 15
double-spaced pages) and one copy of your paper on a DS/DD IBM Readable
computer diskette (MS Word or compatible word processor). If your paper
does not conform to this format, there will be a charge of $30.00. Except
where absolutely impossible, footnotes should be eliminated. Substantive
material should be incorporated into the main text, while bibliographic
references should be keyed in the main text to a list of References. Please
remove any reference to yourself, no name or school affiliation at the
beginning, at the end, or in each page of the paper. Please submit your
paper if it has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere,
and, in your best and most severe judgment, is in publishable form. Any
reference to your name should be in the accompanying letter of submission)
in the most recent MLA manual style with a self-addressed stamped envelope
(SASE) no later than April 30, 1997 to the address above.=20

The first issue of 1998 of Italian Culture will contain articles submitted
by January 30, 1998, on any topic of humanistic interest relating to
Italian studies. Your paper will be read by two readers, one of them a
member of the Editorial Board, and you will be notified of acceptance or
rejection by August 15, 1997, for submissions to the first issue of 1997,
and April 30, 1998 for the first issue of 1998.

Thank you again for participating in the XVII AAIS National Conference and
for your scholarly contribution to the field of Italian Studies.

Cordiali saluti,=20

Pier R. Baldini
Editor, Italian Culture=20
and Antonio Vitti
1997 Co-Editor, Italian Culture


Pier Raimondo Baldini, Chair
Department of Languages and Literatures
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-0202

email: PBaldini@ASU.EDU
HomePage: www.public.asu.edu/~atpmb

Date: Wed, 2 Apr 1997 14:52:07 -0500 (EST)
From: Chris Powell <sooty@umich.edu>
Subject: New American Verse Project texts added

The Humanities Text Initiative at the University of Michigan is pleased to=
announce the addition of 15 new texts to the American Verse Project. Works=
by women and African-American authors not contained in other electronic tex=
collections have been added, as have works by well-known authors such as=20
Edgar Allan Poe.=20

The American Verse Project is a collaborative project between the Universit=
of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative (HTI) and the University of Michigan=
Press. The project is assembling an electronic archive of volumes of Americ=
poetry prior to 1920. The full text of each volume of poetry is being=20
converted into digital form and coded in Standard Generalized Mark-up=20
Language (SGML) using the TEI Guidelines. The texts are searchable and=20
can be viewed in HTML as well as SGML.

The American Verse Project is located at=20


A complete list of added texts follows:

Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907
The poems of Thomas Bailey Aldrich <electronic text> / <by Thomas Bailey =
Aldrich ; electronic text compiled by Jane Makich> -- Ann Arbor, Mich. : Un=
iversity of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative, <1997>.

Benet, Stephen Vincent, 1898-1943.
Young adventure <electronic text> : a book of poems / by Stephen Vincent =
Ben=E9t ; <electronic text compiled by Alan Light ... <et al.> Ann Arbor, M=
ich. : University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative, [1996>

Bibb, Eloise A. (Eloise Alberta), 1878-1927
Poems <electronic text> / by Eloise Bibb; <electronic text compiled by Ke=
vin Butterfield>. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan Humanities Tex=
t Initiative, <1997>.

Dandridge, Raymond Garfield.
Poet and other poems <electronic text> / Raymond Garfield Dandridge ; <el=
ectronic text compiled by Matt O'Keefe>. -- Ann Arbor, Mich. : University o=
f Michigan Humanities Text Initiative, <1997>.

Johnson, Fenton, 1888-1958
Little dreaming <electronic text> / Fenton Johnson ; <electronic text com=
piled and edited by Jane Makich>. -- Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michi=
gan Humanities Text Initiative, <1997>

Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938
Fifty years & other poems <electronic text> / James Weldon Johnson ; <ele=
ctronic text compiled by Sondra Smith> -- Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of =
Michigan Humanities Text Initiative, <1997>.

Johnson, Maggie Pogue
Virginia dreams <electronic text> / Maggie Pogue Johnson ; <electronic te=
xt compiled and edited by Catherine E. Paul>. -- Ann Arbor, Mich. : Univers=
ity of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative, <1997>

Lindsay, Vachel, 1879-1931
General William Booth enters into heaven and other poems <electronic text=
> / Vachel Lindsay ; <electronic text compiled and edited by Alan Light ...=
et al.> Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiativ=
e, <1996>

McGirt, James E. (James Ephraim)
For your sweet sake <electronic text> : poems / by James E. McGirt ; <ele=
ctronic text compiled by Chris Peters>. -- Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of=
Michigan Humanities Text Initiative, <1997>.

Menken, Adah Isaacs, 1835-1868
Infelicia <electronic text> / by Adah Isaacs Menken ; <electronic text co=
mpiled by Michael Elph Morgan.> -- Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michiga=
n Humanities Text Initiative, <1997>

Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849
Complete poems of Edgar Allan Poe <electronic text> / <by Edgar Allan Poe=
> ; collected, edited, and arranged with memoir, textual notes and bibliogr=
aphy by J.H. Whitty ; <electronic text compiled by Jennifer Weintraub>. -- =
Ann Arbor, Mich. : University=20

of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative, <1997>.

Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872.
House by the sea <electronic text> : a poem / by Thomas Buchanan Read ; <=
electronic text compiled by Matt O'Keefe>. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University o=
f Michigan Humanities Text Initiative, <1996>.

Service, Robert W. (Robert William), 1874-1958
Ballads of a Cheechako <electronic text> / by Robert William Service ; <e=
lectronic text compiled by Alan Light ... <et al.> -- Ann Arbor, Mich. : Un=
iversity of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative, <1997>.

Very, Jones, 1813-1880
Essays and poems <electronic text> / Jones Very ; <electronic text compil=
ed by Matt O'Keefe> Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan Humanities Te=
xt Initiative, <1996>.

White, Charles Frederick, b. 1876
Plea of the negro soldier and a hundred other poems <electronic text> / C=
harles Frederick White ; <electronic text compiled by Tom Hyry>. Ann Arbor=
, Mich. : University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative, <1996>.

Christina Powell
Humanities Text Intiative

Date: Wed, 02 Apr 1997 10:01:21 -0600
From: Bob Taylor <bob-taylor@nwu.edu>
Subject: Re: 10.0827 Utne Reader for the digitally inclined

Niels P. Mayer writes:
>It would be wonderful if there was a "humanist" centered version=20
>of Wired -- an "Utne Reader" for the digitally inclined.

You're in luck. Check out Utne Online at <www.utne.com>.

Bob Taylor
Director, Academic Technologies
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208
bob-taylor@nwu.edu *** 847-467-2628 *** fax 847-491-3824

Date: Wed, 2 Apr 1997 10:47:21 -0500 (EST)
From: Mick Doherty <doherm@rpi.edu>
Subject: **New C-FEST Meeting Series**


"Delivering Ourselves to/in the Academy"

>>Be part of a C-FEST Event and share in the drafting of our Statement<<

In the C-FEST Forum at LINGUA MOO
[telnet to: lingua.utdallas.edu 8888]
[WWW: http://lingua.utdallas.edu]

Wednesday, April 2nd, 7pm CST (8pm EST)
Thursday, April 10th, 7pm CST (8pm EST)
Tuesday, April 15th, 8pm CST (9pm EST)
Thursday, April 24th, 7pm CST (8pm EST)
Monday, May 5th, 7pm CST (8pm EST)
Summer meeting dates tba

C-FEST was organized last year prior to the 1996 CCCC in Milwaukee to
discuss issues related to conference presentation formats, rhetorical
delivery, and how technology is changing the way our conferences are
organized, and delivered (among other key topics).

Mick Doherty has proposed some post-CCCC C-FEST meetings on the
topic of developing position statements regarding tenure and promotion
and professional recognition for those of us who work with technology.
We are hyper-aware of the various efforts going on now in this area,
namely, the NCTE and MLA efforts, and Eric Crump's website on
"Professional Recognition"
What Mick proposes is a coordinated effort in which our communities
participate in the drafting of some statements for adoption (and support)
by the ACW by early Fall. There will be ongoing discussions at the C-FEST
MOO meetings, Eric's hypernews forum, and list discussions on ACW, C-FEST,
and Rhetnet (among others).

Mick proposes that:

At our first meeting on April 2nd the primary point we want
to address is the idea that we have two tasks which are
interrelated (and it may be a chicken-egg thing) --

1) addressing the texts that define how we are evaluated,
such as T/P documents, and responsibly collaborating on
authoring a metadocument that will be both *useful* and
*accessible* to our colleagues less invested in Net and
Web scholarship.

2) and, more importantly, at the macro level, we need to
begin clearly articulating *how* and *WHY* we should value
electronic scholarship. Not "how are we doing it now" and
far beyond the complaint of "we get ig-nooored" ... but, what
should we be doing? Viewing Electronic scholarship as extensions
of traditional modes of scholarship? As entirely new forms of
epistemology? Are the two mutually exclusive? We need to think
*hard* about this BIG question -- what is that we're doing and
why should it be valued? -- and be able to articulate it in a way
that makes sense in terms of the documents mentioned above.

So we'd like the first session to start *asking* (if not answering yet)
that BIG question/s so we have a backdrop for the specific, document-
building question/s that will follow all summer as we team up to write

We need volunteer facilitators for each meeting (preferably 2). It's
not a hard job :) Just show up and help guests new to MOO, help
to keep the discussion flowing, and keep track of key ideas and post
them on the C-FEST Ideas Board. These meetings will also involve
collaboration on the position statements, so the transcripts and
Ideas Board will need to reflect as much as possible as we craft
the statements. To volunteer as a facilitator, please email Cynthia
Haynes at cynthiah@utdallas.edu.

Our meetings are informal and productive. In the C-FEST Forum at Lingua
MOO participants may post ideas and suggestions to the C-FEST ideas
board and obtain instructions for subscribing to the C-FEST email
discussion list. We invite everyone to join in these discussions this
spring and summer. As always, our meetings are recorded and the
transcripts made available on the Lingua MOO Archive and Resource page,
or by email (see instructions in the C-FEST Forum at Lingua).

If you need help telnetting to Lingua or help with MOO basic commands,
you can go to our website and view the Lingua MOO Beginner's Guide to
MOOing: URL address: http://lingua.utdallas.edu

or, email Cynthia Haynes at cynthiah@utdallas.edu or Jan Rune Holmevik at

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