We also offer a guide to all computer-related sessions at the convention.
Although the 1998 convention is now in the past, this information will remain available, as a record of what went on. Similar information for many other years is available via the main page on ACH MLA sessions.
Presiding: Leslie Z. Morgan, Loyola College, Maryland
Presiding: Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, University of Virginia
This panel will address the apparent contradiction between the casual enthusiasm for new media technologies increasingly evident among members of the profession, and the material resistance scholars working with those very same technologies often encounter when attempting to secure professional rewards, departmental support, and administrative commitments. The panel rests on the assumption that without sufficient institutional space (and time) for new media work, humanities computing will cede current footholds in literary and cultural studies to the commercial infotainment industry.
A talk originally scheduled for this session—"Intellectual Property/Community Property: The Cultural Contradictions of New Media Pedagogy", by Randy Bass of Georgetown University—has been cancelled.