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Monday, May 07, 2007

CFP - Literary Studies and Electronic Publishing Stuff

Posted by John Holbo on 05/07/07 at 08:23 PM

I announced this a couple months ago, but I buried it a bit beneath a fairly awesome graphic.

I’m convening a seminar for the ALSC annual conference, which will take place at the Hotel Allegro in Chicago, October 12-14, 2007.

Seminar: The Internet, Publishing, and the Future of Literature

Convener: John Holbo (National University of Singapore)

What role will the Internet play in publishing, scholarly research, cultural journalism, and literary commentary in general? Do bloggers have a role to play in cultural and literary discussion comparable to their developing importance in political reporting and argument? How will e-publishing affect scholarship, university presses, promotion and tenure? What will become of the book? How has it already affected the publication of monographs, journals, and scholarly editions? To what extent has it made literature and critical discussion more available? Has it advanced or undermined fundamental skills in reading and writing? Has it begun to affect how literary writers actually write? This seminar concerns itself with what is to come and, for seminar purposes, participants are encouraged to adopt attitudes that range from cautiously optimistic to wildly utopian, although intelligent Cassandras may apply. Participants should send proposals or abstracts for 2-4 page papers to Professor John Holbo, Singapore University, Singapore. (jholbo-at-mac-dot-com)

Yeh, yeh, a bit stiff. I swear to you it was more rollicking when I submitted it. These things get toned down by committee. Here’s the thing. When I put this up, a couple of you expressed interest but also murmured that it would be a bit self-dealing of me just to pick my comment box buddies for my panel. This was very true and just thought. But we are beyond all that now. It’s late. I haven’t filled my panel. Please feel free to submit something to me even if you are a fellow Valve author, or some such intimate acquaintance. Perfect strangers have had their shot.

Also, by strange coincidence: when I put up that announcement in February, I said my new copy of n+1 hadn’t arrived. Well, now it has. Been here about a week actually. So maybe I’ll read it it today.


The article on the phenomenology of porn is absolutely brilliant.

By Adam Kotsko on 05/08/07 at 10:17 AM | Permanent link to this comment

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