Conferences Modern Language Association ACH Sessions

ACH Sessions at the 2000 MLA Convention

The Association for Computers and the Humanities is sponsoring two sessions at the 2000 convention of the Modern Language Association, in Washington, DC from 27 through 30 December.

We also offer a guide to all computer-related sessions at the convention.

Although the 2000 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.

MOOs: The Theory and Culture of Virtual Worlds, Session I

Thursday, 28 December 2000, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m., Coolidge Room, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC.

Presiding: Neil Fraistat, University of Maryland, College Park

  • “The MOO as a New Media Genre”, Jay David Bolter, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • “Evolving Notions of Authorship in Online Worlds”, Amy Bruckman, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • “The Spatialization of Text and the Textualization of Space: Editing in the MOO”, Steven E. Jones, Loyola University, Chicago

One talk originally scheduled as part of this session has been cancelled: “How to do things with MOO: A Hermeneutic Perspective on Virtual Worlds”, by Espen Aarseth of the University of Bergen.

MOOs: The Theory and Culture of Virtual Worlds, Session II

Saturday, 30 December 2000, 1:45 to 3:00 p.m., Coolidge Room, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC.

Presiding: Neil Fraistat, University of Maryland, College Park

  • “Word and Image on the Infinite Frontier: Textual Politics and MUspace”, Stuart Moulthrop, University of Baltimore
  • “Virtuality, Reality, Simulacra, and Simulations”, Carl Stahmer, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • “Presences and Habitations, Verbal, Visual and Virtual Aftermaths”, Michael Joyce, Vassar College

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