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MACROBUTTON HtmlDirect <<Unknown HTML Tag>> Submission for ACH-ALLC93".
(2) Paper submissions Submissions should be typed or printed on one side of the paper only,
with ample margins. Six copies should be sent to ACH-ALLC93 (Paper submission) Dr.
Michael Neuman Academic Computer Center 238 Reiss Science Building Georgetown
University Washington, D.C. 20057 DEADLINES Proposals for papers and sessions
November 1, 1992 Notification of acceptance February 1, 1993 Advance registration May 10,
1993 There will be a substantial increase in the registration fee for registrations received after
May 10, 1993. PUBLICATION A selection of papers presented at the conference will be
published in the series Research in Humanities Computing edited by Susan Hockey and
Nancy Ide and published by Oxford University Press. INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM
COMMITTEE Proposals will be evaluated by a panel of reviewers who will make
recommendations to the Program Committee comprised of: Chair: Marianne Gaunt, Rutgers,
the State University (ACH) Thomas Corns, University of Wales, Bangor (ALLC) Paul Fortier,
University of Manitoba (ACH) Jacqueline Hamesse, Universite Catholique Louvain-la-Neuve
(ALLC) Susan Hockey, Rutgers and Princeton Universities (ALLC) Nancy Ide, Vassar
College (ACH) Randall Jones, Brigham Young University (ACH) Antonio Zampolli,
University of Pisa (ALLC) Local organizer: Michael Neuman, Georgetown University (ACH)
ACCOMMODATION Accommodations for conference participants are available at several
locations in the Georgetown area: Georgetown University's Leavey Conference Center The
Georgetown Inn One Washington Circle Hotel Georgetown University's Village C Residence
Hall LOCATION Georgetown, an historic residential district along the Potomac River, is a
six-mile ride by taxi from Washington National Airport. International flights arrive at Dulles
Airport, which offers regular bus service to the Nation's Capital. INQUIRIES Please address
all inquiries to: ACH-ALLC93 Dr. Michael Neuman Academic Computer Center 238 Reiss
Science Building Georgetown University Washington, D.C. 20057 Phone: 202-687-6096
FAX: 202-687-6003 Bitnet: Neuman@Guvax Internet: Neuman@Guvax.Georgetown.edu
Please give your name, full mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address
with any inquiry. 19)------------------------------------------------------------- _WITHOUT ANY
RULES: THE POLITICS AND POETICS OF THE VERNACULAR_ We are seeking
original, article-length essays on vernacular art- forms in a postcolonial/postmodern context,
including music, oral poetry, post-colonial writing/criticism, vernacular festivals or other
practices, vernacular architecture, film, video, or other appropriations of
space/language/technology. Some examples might be: hip-hop music, graffiti, raves, dance
parties, blues, jazz, reggae, postcolonial fiction & poetry, home videos, sampling, pastiche,
photo-collage, xerox art. Essays on vernacular languages are especially sought which frame
the question of the opposition (ality) of the vernacular, as a language of resistance to
hegemonic forces. Contributors at present include Ronald Jemal Stephens on the vocabulary
of hip-hop, and an essay on the vernacular by the Nigerian novelist Amos Tutuola. Abstracts,
proposals, and/or papers may be sent by e-mail to: rapotter@colby.edu or via snail mail to:
Russell Potter English Department Colby College Waterville Maine 04901. The co-editor of
this collection is Bennet Schaber ("Modernity and the Vernacular") of Syracuse University.
20)------------------------------------------------------------- _MFS: Modern Fiction Studies_ Special
Issues Announcement The Fall '92 issue of MFS will be a special issue on the "Politics of
Modernism." The Spring '93 issue will be a special issue on "Fiction of the Indian Sub-
Continent"; submissions are invited (see below for address): Deadline: November 1, 1992 The
Fall '93 issue will be a special issue on the fiction of Toni Morrison; submissions are invited
(see below for address): Deadline: April 1, 1992 The Spring '94 issue will be a special issue,
edited by Barbara Harlow, on "The Politics of Cultural Displacement." The issue will include
essays that address issues of displacement across various narrative genres, including fiction,
film, historical account, legal documentation, and reportage. The guest editor will be
particularly interested in seeing essays that address these issues in light of the cultural politics
of deportation, emigration/immigration, population transfer, political asylum, extradition,
"illegal aliens," and migrant labor. This special issue of MFS proposes to examine the
pressures on the received generic formulas of narrative convention and literary paradigm by
these global demographic rearrangements. Deadline: November 1, 1993. All submissions to
MFS, both for special issues and general issues, should be sent in duplicate to: The Editors
MFS: Modern Fiction Studies Department of English 1389 Heavilon Hall Purdue University
West Lafayette IN 47907-1389. 21)------------------------------------------------------------ _Vietnam
Generation_ Invites submissions for the special issue _American Indians and the Vietnam
War_ Original poetry, prose, critical works dealing with American Indian experiences in and
during the Vietnam War, and critical articles on the characterization of American Indians in
Vietnam War fiction are encouraged for consideration. Submit proposals, abstracts, poems
and prose to: David Erben CPR 326 English Dept Univ of South Florida Tampa, Fl 33620.
22)------------------------------------------------------------- CALL FOR PAPERS: "Composition as
Explanation" The 1993 American Studies Association annual conference (Boston,
Massachusetts / November 4-7, 1993) is on "Cultural Transformations / Countering
Traditions." I want to propose a panel composed of papers discussing and enacting the
intersection of the academic essay and the poem. Papers that attempt to escape the constraints
of genre that form the academic essay will be given special priority, but work that discusses
the mutant products of this intersection (such as Gertrude Stein's "Composition as
Explanation") or approaches poetics from a cultural studies perspective is also welcome.
Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words by December 15, 1992 to Juliana Spahr /
State University of New York at Buffalo / 302 Clemens Hall / Buffalo, New York 14260. E-
mail--V231SEY9@UBVMS.BITNET. 23)-------------------------------------------------------------
_Cylinder_ The international society for the philosophy of tools and space. We are an
interdisciplinary and "multinational" organization, small but growing, dedicated to thoughtful
discussion about and research into issues concerning tools and space. Currently, we maintain
a membership list and circulate a short newsletter. But our future plans call for expansion - a
number of conferences and a journal are possible in the next few years. Within the scope of
our society, members have raised diverse and fascinating issues for consideration, including
but not limited to the following: * The role of equipment in Heidegger: the tool and truth in
_Sein und Zeit_ * Bergson; Levinas and the concept of hypostasis * Baudrillard & Virilio:
speed, the simulacrum and "crystal revenge" * Marx: from use- to exchange-value; the
deterritorializing adventure of capital and surplus-value * Deleuze/Guattari: desiring
machines, paranoid machines, miraculating machines, celibate machines * The mechanics of
the dreamwork in psycho-analysis * Poetics of space a la Bachelard * Figural and rhetorical
aspects of the tool in literature; the delirious machines of Poe and Kafka * bolo'bolo and other
political theories of reterritorialization * Architectural theory and practice * Media theory *
Virtual reality: the emergence of simulacra in social space * Transit technology and urban
planning * Infrastructure catastrophes: the Chicago freight tunnel flood * The iconology of
computers, especially the Macintosh * A philosophy of toys * The tool/toy of language and its
(dys)function: the Zen koan, the joke Membership is free. Just send your name and address to
be placed on our list. _CYLINDER_ c/o Graham Harman, secretary Philosophy Dept., DePaul
University Chicago IL, USA 60614 email: cylinder@uiowa.edu 24)----------------------------------
--------------------------- SUNY Stonybrook Conference on Reproductive Technologies The
Humanities Institute Sponsored Conference on Reproductive Technologies: Narratives,
Gender, Society, is unique in bringing together IVF and other clinicians, lawyers, bio-
ethicists, historians, humanists, and people using the technologies to share their research and
varying perspectives. The conference will be focussed, in Part I, on four case histories having
to do with gamete donation, sex-selection, surrogacy, and genetic counselling. Part II deals
with broader issues regarding reproductive technologies, such as "body politics," adoption,
and nursing narratives. Keynotes Speakers are: Dr. Rayna Rapp, New School for Social
Research, New York; and Barbara Katz Rothman, Baruch College, New York. Respondents
to the second speaker are: Dr. Mary Martin, M.D. and Betsy P. Aigen, Founder and Director
of The Surrogacy Mother Program of New York. Other speakers include Isabel Marcus, Law
School, SUNY At Buffalo; Lisa Glick Zucker, Attorney, ACLU, Newark, N.J.; Martha
Calhoun, New York State Department of Law; Ruth Cowan, Ph.D., History Dept. SUNY At
Stony Brook; Susan Squier, English Dept, SUNY At Stony Brook; John Wiltshire and Kay
Torney, La Trobe University, Australia; E. Ann Kaplan, Director, The Humanities Institute,
SUNY Stony Brook; Ella Shohat, CUNY, Staten Island; Jennifer Terry, Resident Fellow at
The Humanities Institute, and Assistant Professor at Ohio State University; Helen Cooper,
Acting Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs, SUNY at Stony Brook. The Conference will take
place on Friday and Saturday November 6 & 7, from 9.0 a.m. on each day. For more
information and registration forms, call E. Ann Kaplan, at 516-632-7765; or respond on email
to MHuether@SBCCMAIL.edu. 25)------------------------------------------------------------- 1992
Modern Languages Association Convention Special Session #119 Tuesday, December 29,
1992, 12:00 noon "Hypertext, Hypermedia: Defining a Fictional Form" Terence Harpold
University of Pennsylvania (chair) Michael Joyce Jackson Community College Carolyn Guyer
Leonardo Judy Malloy Manistee, MI Stuart Moulthrop Georgia Institute of Technology Until
recently, critical discussion of hypertext has tended to focus on problems of implementation,
psychology and epistemology--the issues raised by hypertext as a kind of writing, independent
of its subject matter. Little attention has been paid to the distinct characteristics of hypertext
as a _fictional_ form. This session will be devoted to a discussion of hypertext fiction (and,
more generally, electronic fiction) as an emerging mode of discourse in the late age of print.
The panel includes individuals from both academia and the growing community of artists
working in electronic text and multimedia. In addition to the sizable body of theory and
criticism they represent, each of the panelists is well-known for his or her electronic fiction.
We expect an lively dialogue between the panelists (and with the audience), reflecting the
variety of strategies at play in hypertext theory and practice. The papers Michael Joyce's
paper, "Hypertextual Rhythms (The Momentary Advantage of Our Awkwardness)," will
address the historical moment of recent hypertext fiction. He will argue that the common
perception that hypertext is an awkward and opaque mode of discourse actually makes it
easier for us to grasp its historical significance. Before the novelty of the electronic medium
fades, and electronic text assumes the transparency that "conventional" text now has, we can
understand it as a discrete representational form. Judy Malloy's paper, "Between the Narrator
and the Narrative (The Disorder of Memory)," will draw on several of her "narrabases"
("narrative databases") to discuss problems of narrative "truth" in radically non-sequential
electronic texts. The randomness and interactivity of hypertext fiction make it possible to vary
the reader's experience with each reading. The essential disorder of the fictional worlds that
emerge mimics, she contends, the disordered yet linked structure of human memory. Carolyn
Guyer's paper, "Buzz-Daze Jazz and the Quotidian Stream (Attempts to Filet a Paradox),"
explores the structure of narrative temporality in hypertext fiction. She will argue that
hypertextual narratives are "complex mixtures" (Deleuze and Guattari), in which figure and
ground are shifted arhythmically, in a chaotic or fractal way. The result is an oscillating
transformation of the linear temporality of traditional fictional forms. Stuart Moulthrop's
paper, "Hypertext as War Machine," situates hypertext fiction as an inherently politicized
byproduct of the late capitalist event-state of spectacle, simulation, and multinational
aggression. Focusing on John McDaid's "Uncle Buddy's Phantom Funhouse" and his own
"Victory Garden," he asks whether the deformations of print narrative in these fictions
provide an alternative to the semiotics of the spectacle, or represent (in Hakim Bey's term)
merely "festal" digressions from the discourse of disembodied power. For more information,
contact: Terence Harpold 420 Williams Hall University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
19104 tharpold@pennsas.upenn.edu slithy1@applelink.apple.com 26)------------------------------
------------------------------- SOCIETY FOR PHENOMENOLOGY AND EXISTENTIAL
PHILOSOPHY Annual meeting to be held October 8-10 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel and
Towers. 27)------------------------------------------------------------- The Committee on Computing as
a Cultural Process of the American Anthropological Association Will hold a workshop on
issues in computing as a field of cultural research beginning on the afternoon of Tuesday,
December 1, 1992 in San Francisco. The workshop, participation in which is limited to thirty
people, is scheduled to coincide with the opening of the annual meeting of the AAA. For
further information, contact David Hakken, Committee Chair, at: Technology Policy Center
SUNY Institute of Technology PO Box 3050 Utica, NY 13504 315-792-7437
hakken@sunyit.edu 28)------------------------------------------------------------- _Rethinking
Marxism_: A Journal of Economics, Culture, and Society Is sponsoring an international
conference titled "Marxism in the New World Order: Crises and Possibilities" 12-14
November 1992 at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. For information and
preregistration materials, call: 413/545-3285 or write: AESA/RM "New World Order"
Conference P.O. Box 715, Amherst, MA 01004-0715. The conference will include 3 major
plenaries, over 100 sessions and workshops, an art exhibition, an art installation, and a
cabaret opera. Participants include Etienne Balibar, Nancy Fraser, Sandra Harding, Nancy C.
M. Hartsock, Ernest Mandel, Manning Marable, Vicente Navarro, Sheila Rowbotham, Eve
Kosofsky Sedgwick, Immanuel Wallerstein, and Cornel West. Events include "This Is My
Body: This Is My Blood" (art exhibition and panel discussion curate and organized by Susan
Jahoda and May Stevens), "E.G.: A Musical Portrait of Emma Goldman" (cabaret opera by
Leonard Lehrman), "Dream Worlds: The Video (Sut Jhally), "Standpoint Theories and
Postmodernism's Challenges and Affinities (Sandra Harding, Nancy Hartsock, Kathy Weeks),
"Queerness, Race, Class" (Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Cindy Patton, Johnathan Goldberg,
Michael Moon), "Postmodernism, Late Capitalism, and Marxian Political Economy" (Jack
Amariglio, Julie Graham, Arjo Klamer, Bruce Norton, David Ruccio), and "Towards a
Socialist Politics of Desire" (Tim Brennan, Jane Jordan, Amitava Kumar, Pratibha Parmar).
29)------------------------------------------------------------- 31st annual meeting of the Society for
Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy Registration information is available at the
conference (pre-registration is not necessary), but registration material is also available from:
Lenore Langsdorf Dept. of Speech Communication Southern Illinois University Carbondale,
IL 62901 or phone: (618) 453-2291. The program is quite large, and the speakers will include
Jacques Derrida, David Krell, Judith Butler, Axel Honneth, Linda Nicholson, Gerald Bruns,
Herman Rapaport. Some session titles that may interest your members: "Critical Theory in the
Age of Cynicism," "Foucault, Power and the Critique of Hermeneutics," "Respondings: 'Il y a
la cendre,'" "Constructing and Deconstructing Identity," "Postmodern Returns to Hegel,"
"Resistance to Lyotard,"... There are about 60 sessions with about 250 people on the program,
and about 1000 in attendance. 30)------------------------------------------------------------- A
CONSORTIUM FOR NETWORK PUBLICATION OF REFEREED RESEARCH
JOURNALS First Advance Notice May 1992 The University of Manitoba has received
funding commitments to organize and hold an international conference to promote the
establishment of a consortium of universities and learned societies to sponsor computer
network publication of refereed journals. The consortium would be a non-profit publishing
cooperative intended to make use of the Internet as an important medium for the publication
of scholarly research in any discipline. Since the summer of 1991, an ad hoc group at the
University of Manitoba has been developing the idea of the conference and the proposed
consortium, and has been working on funding proposals since the Autumn of 1991. The
conference is now tentatively slated for the Autumn of 1993 and will be held at the University
of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. We hope to enlist the interest and cooperation of major
research universities and learned societies across North America and elsewhere. Over the next
year or so, we will be communicating the vision behind the conference and consortium to the
academic community. This is the first advance notice, and we plan to provide updates with
more specific information on the conference details as plans for it develop. As an analogy of
sorts for the proposed consortium, in the traditional publishing of books and paper journals,
Scholars Press (Atlanta, Georgia) is a unique example of such a cooperative, operating under
several major U.S. learned societies (e.g., American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical
Literature, American Philological Society), with a number of universities in the U.S. and
Canada as sponsors of particular publication projects such as major monograph series. It is an
example of groups in the academic community taking collective responsibility to see that
worthy scholarship gets published, without commercial considerations determining the
question. The Internet is the major new medium for dissemination of research, and it is vital
that the scholarly community, through its major institutions of universities and learned
societies, become acquainted with the enormous potential of the Internet for scholarship.
Commercial companies are already devoting attention to developing computer network
publication projects. It is imperative that the scholarly community not leave this major
medium to be developed solely by commercial interests. The basic aims are: (1) To make
academic merit the sole consideration in the publication of journal-type research. (2) To
advance the idea that the academic community should have a hand in determining what gets
published and how it is disseminated. (3) To provide a major outlet of research publication
that is not subject to the severe economic constraints of traditional paper-journal publishing
(soaring costs in some commercially attractive fields, very limited journal outlets for less
commercially attractive fields). (4) To make collective and considered use of the scholarly
advantages of network publication (e.g., savings in production costs, speed up in publication
and dissemination process). (5) To provide an effective and low-cost means for universities
and learned societies to play a greater role as disseminators of research information and not
only as producers and consumers of research information. Our initial objective at this point is
to inform as many in the scholarly community as possible of the conference and the
consortium proposal, and to solicit interest in these plans. Please contact us for more
information, and to be kept informed on the progress in our planning. We also sincerely invite
you to offer your ideas on things to be included in the conference, key people to inform and
possibly invite to the conference, and any other matters relevant to the conference and
consortium proposal. For more information, and to express your interests in the conference
and consortium, contact the: Convener of the University of Manitoba ad hoc Committee on
Electronic Journals Professor Larry W. Hurtado Institute for the Humanities 108 Isbister Bldg.
University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T2N2 Phone: (204) 474-9114. FAX (204)
275-5781. E-mail: hurtado@ccu.umanitoba.ca. 31)------------------------------------------------------
------- 8th Annual Conference on the Scientific Study of Subjectivity October 22-24, 1992, at
the University of Missouri will feature: Ana Garner (Marquette University) "The Disaster
News Story: The Reader, the Content and Social Construction of Meaning" Paul Grosswiler
(University of Maine-Orono) "The Convergence of William Stephenson's and Marshall
McLuhan's Communication Theories" Patrick O'Brien (University of Iowa) "'They Meant
This...And We Meant That': Discerning Opinion Structures through Q Methodology and News
Frame Analysis" Donald F. Theall (Trent University) "James Joyce and William Stephenson
Among the Communicators" Dan Thomas (Wartburg College) "Deconstructing the Political
Spectacle: Sex, Race, and Subjectivity in Public Response to the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill
'Sexual Harrassment' Hearings" There will also be a special panel on quantum theory and Q
methodology, plus additional papers on a variety of other topics. The meeting is co-sponsored
by the International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity and the Stephenson
Research Center of the School of Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia. For further
details, contact the program chair: Irvin Goldman (Goldman@UCC.UWindsor.Ca),
Department of Communication Studies, University of Windsor. 32)---------------------------------
--------------------------- PROGRAM OF EVENTS FOR THE V2 ORGANIZATION: September
/ October / November. MANIFESTATION FOR THE UNSTABLE MEDIA IV September
26th - October 4th The yearly festival of the V2 Organization is this year focussed to the
question: "How can architecture and the visual arts cope with new conceptions of time and
space as performed and experienced in electronic space and with its cultural implications?" In
a symposium the different attitudes in the deconstructivist discourse in architecture (like the
formulated by Peter Eisenman on one side and Hejduk & Libeskind on the other) will be
discussed parallel to art theories as for example presented by Peter Weibel. Among those who
participate are: Jeffrey Shaw (NL), Peter Weibel (A), Arthur & Mariliouse Kroker (Can),
Kristina Kubisch (BRD) and many others whose participation still has to be confirmed. ASK
FOR THE COMPLETE PROGRAM UP FROM SEPTEMBER 1ST. DICK RAAIJMAKERS
October 16th, 17th, 18th. Lectures/demonstrations and concert by Dick Raaijmakers (1930).
Dick Raaijmakers is at composer/scientist/theatremaker who teaches at the Centre of
Sonology at the conservatory in Den Haag (NL). He worked for Philips and did research in
electro-acoustic phenomena and was thus closely related to the physics lab in the fifties. His
work (theories and artworks) is a consequent study on basic phenomena in music/art. In his
reflections on music/art he also integrates the use of technology as well as the fundamental
distinction that remains between technology and art. His concert will be the systematic
dissection of twelve microphones in a laboratory setup (title: Dodici manieri di far tacere un
microfono). For the presentation of his work there will be other artists involved like for
example Clarance Barlow. ROY ASCOTT: "TELENOIA" 12.00H October 31st until 12.00H
November 1st. "You've experienced on telepresence, now get ready for it" Roy Ascott (1934)
will activate a global network on October 31st at 12.00H till November 1st 12.00H. The
network will be active for 24 hours with Fax, E-Mail a.s. There will be T-shirts available for
the 'day of telenoia schizophrenia'. Roy Ascott will also take about his work on October 30th.
The presentations of Roy Ascott and Dick Raaijmakers are 3 presentations of artists who
profiled themselves in the past and present with remarkable and important theories in art and
technology. A publication in which texts of Roy Ascott, Gustav Metzger and Dick
Raaijmakers will be printed and which will support the different projects. V2
ORGANIZATION 5211 PT 's-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS. Tel 31 73 137958 Fax 31 73
122238 33)------------------------------------------------------------- THIRD WASHINGTON D.C.
VIRTUAL REALITY CONFERENCE: DEC 1-2, 1992 The December 1992 Virtual Reality
conference focuses on current applications. The presentations highlight applications in
industry, commerce, defense, and aerospace. The conference addresses managers and
researchers who are involved or wish to become involved in the development of VR systems.
Besides 16 distinguished speakers, the conference also features exhibitors demonstrating
available VR products. The conference is sponsored by the Education Foundation of the Data
Processing Management Association (DPMA) and CyberEdge Journal. Technology Training
Corporation manages the conference site and the registration. ----------------------------------------
---------- Washington D.C., December 1-2, 1992 Ramada Hotel at Tyson's Corner -- Falls
Church, VA -------------------------------------------------- Dr. Myron Krueger, President, Artificial
Reality Corporation Dr. David Gelernter, Computer Science, Yale University Dr. Bob C.
Liang, Manager of Advanced Multimedia, IBM Research Lab Suzanne Weghorst, Human
Interface Technology Lab, U of Washington, Joel Orr, Autodesk Fellow, Autodesk, Inc.
George Zachary, Technical Marketing/Sales, VPL Research Dr. Michael Zyda, Computer
Science, Naval Postgraduate School Mark Long, David Sarnoff Laboratory, Princeton Dr.
Peter Tinker, Rockwell Science Center Dr. John Latta, President, 4th Wave Tom Barrett,
Research & Development, Electronic Data Systems Jacquelyn Morie, Institute for Simulation
and Training, UCF Dr. Chris Esposito, Boeing Aircraft, Seattle Douglas MacLeod, VR
Project Director, Banff Centre for the Arts Major Irwin Simon, M.D., Telepresence, Ft. Ord
David Smith, President, Virtus Corporation --------------------------------------------------- The
conference chair is cyberspace philosopher, Dr. Michael Heim Registration fee is $795 per
registrant. For DPMA members (individual members only--not corporate) or for CyberEdge
Journal subscribers, the fee is $760. For teams of 3 or more, the fee is $695. For U.S.
Government or university personnel, registration is $645. To register, call 310-534-3922 and
ask for Mr. Dana Marcus. To receive a flyer with more information, write Mr. Tom Huchel,
Technology Training Corporation, 3420 Kashiwa Street, Torrance, CA 90510-3608 or call
310-534-4871. 34)------------------------------------------------------------- _SEMIOS-L_ A new
electronic discussion group has been formed for those interested in semiotics, visual
language, graphic design and advertising, deconstruction, the philosophy of language, and
others curious about the process of communication. The core issue that ties all of these
disciplines together is the production and the interpretation of signs. To become a part of
_SEMIOS-L_, send the following command from your computer: From a Bitnet location:
TELL LISTSERV AT ULKYVM SUBSCRIBE SEMIOS-L (Your Name) From an Internet
site: To: Listserv%ULKYVM.Louisville.edu Subscribe SEMIOS-L (Your Name) In the first
two weeks of operation, _SEMIOS-L_ already had over one hundred members from four
continents. The group welcomes new voices. Steven Skaggs SEMIOS-L List Manager 35)-----
-------------------------------------------------------- SOCHIST on LISTSERV@USCVM New Social
History List or LISTSERV@VM.USC.EDU Briefly, this list will address three aspects of
what is called the "New Social History": (1) emphasis on quantitative data rather than an
analysis of prose sources. (2) borrowing of methodologies from the social sciences, such as
linguistics, demographics, anthropology, etc. (3) the examination of groups which have been
ignored by traditional disciplines (i.e. the history of women, families, children, labor, etc.) To
subscribe, send e-mail to LISTSERV@USCVM.BITNET or listserv@vm.usc.edu with the
single line in the BODY of the e-mail: SUBSCRIBE SOCHIST your full name 36)--------------
----------------------------------------------- _Interdis_ Welcome to the INTERDIS e-mail discussion
list. The idea behind this list is to facilitate national (and international) discussions of issues
of interest to people working and teaching in interdisciplinary contexts. It is my hope that the
list will be a source of lively, thought provoking discussion of issues relating to integrating
perspectives and pedagogical issues associated with interdisciplinary work. It should also be a
good place to discuss papers, books, films, and exercises from interdisciplinary perspectives.
Please forward this message to colleagues you think may be interested in the list. They can
put themselves on the list automatically by sending e-mail to:
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The Department of English at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for a position
(or positions) as Assistant or Associate Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies, beginning
Fall 1993. Expertise in literary and cultural theory is required since successful applicants will
teach a total of 2 courses per semester in a theory-based undergraduate program in Literary
and Cultural Studies, and/or in the graduate program in Literary and Cultural Theory. The
committee will give particular attention to candidates specializing in any aspect or field of
history, culture and literature between 1500 and 1900, and we also have needs in film and
media. Women and minority candidates especially welcomed. Send letter, c.v. and names of
three referees to: Alan Kennedy Head, Dept of English Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh PA 15213.
38)------------------------------------------------------------- Center for Sales, Advertising, and
Marketing History Special Collections Library Duke University TRAVEL-TO-
COLLECTIONS GRANTS 1992-1993 Three or more grants of up to $1000 are available to:
(1) Graduate students in any academic field who wish to use the resources of the Center for
research toward M.A. or Ph.D degrees. (2) Faculty working on research projects. Funds may
be used to help defray costs of travel to Durham and local accommodations. The major
collections available at the Center at the current time is the extensive Archives of the J.
Walter Thompson Company (JWT), the oldest advertising agency in the U.S. and a major
international agency since the 1920s. Later in the year the advertisements and a moderate
amount of agency documentation from D'Arcy, Masius, Ben 
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