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Guide to Humanities-Computing Talks at the 1996 MLA Convention

 

Humanities Computing Sessions – MLA 1996

The Association for Computers and the Humanities has compiled this list of sessions with computing-related talks at the 1996 Modern Language Association Convention (in Washington, DC, from December 27 through 30). Some of these sessions contain only one or two computing-related talks, but this list includes the entire program for each session.

Although the 1996 convention is now in the past, this guide 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.

Corrections and additions are welcome; please send them to John.Lavagnino@kcl.ac.uk.

20: Comparative Technologies: The Telegraph and the Internet

Friday, 27 December 1996, 7:00 to 8:15 p.m.; Lanai Suite 152, Sheraton Washington Hotel

A special session; session leader: Heather J. Hicks, Villanova University

65: Women, Cyborgs, Cyberspace, and Narrative

Saturday, 28 December 1996, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.; Atrium 2, Sheraton Washington Hotel

Program arranged by the Division on Women's Studies in Language and Literature. Presiding: Sidonie Smith, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

68: L'Encyclopédie of Diderot and Alembert: New Approaches

Saturday, 28 December 1996, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.; Map Room, Washington Hilton Hotel

Program arranged by the Division on Eighteenth-Century French Literature. Presiding: Julie Candler Hayes, University of Richmond

87: Text Encoding and Textual Theory

Saturday, 28 December 1996, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.; Warren Room, Sheraton Washington Hotel

A special session; session leader: C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, University of Illinois, Chicago

Note: One talk originally scheduled for this session, "SGML Markup in a Grammatica Speculativa System," by Annegret Fiebig, Universität Tübingen, was cancelled.

106: Technology and Philology: Roundtable

Saturday, 28 December 1996, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m.; Map Room, Washington Hilton

Program arranged by the Division on French Medieval Language and Literature. Presiding: William D. Paden, Northwestern University

Speakers: Stephen G. Nichols, Johns Hopkins University; Bernard Cerquiglini, Université de Paris 7; Jesse Hurlbut, Brigham Young University, Utah; Joan Grenier-Winther, Washington State University, Pullman

125: Material Text Matters: The Medium as the Message

Saturday, 28 December 1996, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m.; Woodley Room, Sheraton Washington Hotel

A special session; session leader: Philip Cohen, University of Texas, Arlington

Respondent: Philip Cohen

181: Poetry and Computers I: Digital Poetics

Saturday, 28 December, noon to 1:15 p.m., Wisconsin Room, Sheraton Washington Hotel

Program arranged by the Association for Computers and the Humanities. Presiding: John Lavagnino, Brown University

Note: A talk originally scheduled as part of this panel–"Jumping to Occlusions: the Poetics of Electronic Space," by Loss Pequeño Glazier of the State University of New York, Buffalo–was moved to the second ACH panel, on Monday, 30 December 1996, at noon.

198: The Hypertext Revolution: Promise and Reality

Saturday, 28 December 1996, 1:45 to 3:00 p.m.; Colorado Room, Sheraton Washington Hotel

A special session; session leader: Paul D. Miers, Towson State University

Hypertext materials are available on the web.

235: The Place of Bibliography and Textual Studies in the Undergraduate and Graduate English Studies Curricula

Saturday, 28 December 1996, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.; Lanai Suite 152, Sheraton Washington Hotel

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Bibliography and Textual Studies. Presiding: Philip Cohen, University of Texas, Arlington

247: Focusing on Editorial Scholarship at Century's End

Saturday, 28 December 1996, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.; Marshall Room, Sheraton Washington Hotel

Program arranged by the MLA Committee on Scholarly Editions. Presiding: Roberta Frank, University of Toronto, Saint George Campus

280: Configuring Theory and Criticism

Saturday, 28 December 1996, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.; Cabinet Room, Washington Hilton Hotel

Program arranged by the Division on Literary Criticism. Presiding: Vincent B. Leitch, Purdue University, West Lafayette

293: Teaching Judith Shakesepare: Shakespeare and Early Modern Women Writers in the Classroom

Saturday, 28 December 1996, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.; Holmes Room, Sheraton Washington Hotel

A special session; session leaders: Elizabeth H. Hageman, University of New Hampshire, Durham; Sara Jayne Steen, Montana State University, Bozeman

319: Technology and Modern Literature

Sunday, 29 December 1996, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.; Delaware A, Sheraton Washington Hotel

Program arranged by the Division on Twentieth-Century English Literature. Presiding: Michael Groden, University of Western Ontario

Note: A talk by George P. Landow originally scheduled as part of this panel, "The Empire Writes Back Digitally: Using Hypertext to Reconfigure Canon and Curriculum," has been cancelled.

337: Internet 102: Intermediate Resources for Research and Teaching

Sunday, 29 December 1996, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.; Cotillion North, Sheraton Washington Hotel

Program arranged by the MLA Committee on Computers and Emerging Technologies in Teaching and Research. Presiding: Gina L. Greco, Portland State University

Speakers: Joel D. Goldfield, Fairfield University; Gina L. Greco

364: Computers and Style

Sunday, 29 December 1996, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m.; Calvert Room, Sheraton Washington Hotel

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Computer Studies in Language and Literature. Presiding: Joseph Rudman, Carnegie Mellon University

382: ๐Ÿ™‚ When You Say That: Debating Usage Standards for Electronic Communication

Sunday, 29 December 1996, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m.; Woodley Room, Sheraton Washington Hotel

Program arranged by the American Dialect Society. Presiding: Dennis Baron, University of Illinois, Urbana

418: Electronic Technology and Renaissance Materials

Sunday, 29 December 1996, noon to 1:15 p.m.; Delaware A, Sheraton Washington Hotel

Program arranged by the Renaissance English Text Society. Presiding: G. W. Pigman III, California Institute of Technology

431A: Back from the Future: Dictionaries in the Aftermath of Technology

Sunday, 29 December 1996, noon to 1:15 p.m.; Truman Room, Sheraton Washington Hotel

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Lexicography. Presiding: William A. Kretschmar, Jr., University of Georgia

Speakers: Patrick Hanks, Oxford University Press; David Barnhart, Lexik House Publishers; Victoria Neufeldt, Merriam-Webster, Inc.; Michael Agnes, Webster's New World Dictionaries

450: The Canon and the Web: Reconfiguring Romanticism in the Information Age

Sunday, 29 December 1996, 1:45 to 3:00 p.m.; Atrium 2, Sheraton Washington Hotel

A special session; session leaders: Alan Liu, University of California, Santa Barbara; Laura Mandell, Miami University, Oxford

Respondents: Michael Gamer, University of Pennsylvania; Morri Safran, University of Texas, Austin; Steven Jones, Loyola University, Chicago

Panel information is available on the web.

465: Technical Communication in Cyberspace

Sunday, 29 December 1996, 1:45 to 3:00 p.m.; Marshall Room, Sheraton Washington Hotel

Program arranged by the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing. Presiding: TyAnna Herrington, Texas Technological University

486: Anthologizing Romantic-Era Writing: Shaping the Canon for the Commercial Marketplace

Sunday, 29 December 1996, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.; Atrium 2, Sheraton Washington Hotel

A special session; session leader: Susan J. Wolfson, Princeton University

Speakers: Jack Stillinger, University of Illinois, Urbana; Jerome J. McGann, University of Virginia; Peter J. Manning, University of Southern California; Duncan Wu, University of Glasgow; Anne K. Mellor, University of California, Los Angeles; Richard Matlak, College of the Holy Cross

489: Gender and the Politics of Editing

Sunday, 29 December 1996, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.; Marshall Room, Sheraton Washington Hotel

A special session; session leader: Julia Flanders, Brown University

503: Editing for the Internet

Sunday, 29 December 1996, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.; Lanai Suite 148, Sheraton Washington Hotel

Program arranged by the Association for Documentary Editing. Presiding: Charles Faulhaber, University of California, Berkeley

509: Technology and the Role of the Internet

Sunday, 29 December 1996, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.; Calvert Room, Sheraton Washington Hotel

Program arranged by the Association for Business Communications. Presiding: Tim Weiss, University of Maine, Orono

522: Cash Bar Arranged by the Brown University Women Writers Project

Sunday, 29 December 1996, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.; Atrium 2, Sheraton Washington Hotel

529: Reception Arranged in Honor of the Educom Medal Recipients, Arranged by the Committee on Computers and Emerging Technologies in Teaching and Research

Sunday, 29 December 1996, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.; Warren Room, Sheraton Washington Hotel

The Committee on Computers and Emerging Technologies in Teaching and Research will host a reception to honor the two 1996 Educom Medal recipients in modern languages: James Noblitt (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and Cynthia Selfe (Michigan Technological University).

567: Electronic Publishing and Scholarly Integrity

Sunday, 29 December 1996, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.; Idaho Room, Sheraton Washington Hotel

Program arranged by the Advisory Committee on the MLA International Bibliography. Presiding: Jennifer Crewe, Columbia University Press

570: Virtual Worlds with Real People

Sunday, 29 December 1996, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.; Delaware A, Sheraton Washington Hotel

Program arranged by the MLA Committee on Computers and Emerging Technologies in Teaching and Research. Presiding: David Dollenmayer, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

581: Voix féminines dans la littérature francophone

Sunday, 29 December 1996, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.; Military Room, Washington Hilton Hotel

Program arranged by Phi Sigma Iota (International Foreign Language Honor Society). Presiding: Marie-France Hilgar, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

614: Language and Technology

Monday, 30 December 1996, 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.; Kansas Room, Sheraton Washington Hotel

Program arranged by the Division on Language and Society. Presiding: Bruce Southard, East Carolina University

673: Literary Studies and the Global Information Infrastructure

Monday, 30 December 1996, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m.; Cotillion North, Sheraton Washington Hotel

Program arranged by the MLA Committee on Computers and Emerging Technologies in Teaching and Research. Presiding: Frank Dominguez, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Session materials are available on the World Wide Web.

683: The State of the Edition

Monday, 30 December 1996, noon to 1:15 p.m.; Map Room, Washington Hilton Hotel

Program arranged by the Division on Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spanish Drama. Presiding: Charles Ganelin, Purdue University, West Lafayette

685: Teaching Electronic Research Methods

Monday, 30 December 1996, noon to 1:15 p.m.; Maryland A, Sheraton Washington Hotel

Program arranged by the Division on Methods of Literary Research. Presiding: Peter L. Shillingsburg, Mississippi State University

704: Poetry and Computers II: Hypertext and Poetry

Monday, 30 December, noon to 1:15 p.m., Wisconsin Room, Sheraton Washington Hotel

Program arranged by the Association for Computers and the Humanities. Presiding: Michael Neuman, Georgetown University

Note: Two talks originally scheduled as part of this session were cancelled: "Restoring Voice, Containing the Labyrinth: A Computer Tutorial for Poetry," by James Dougherty of the University of Notre Dame, and "Hypertext and Poetry," by George P. Landow of Brown University.

Other events and activities

The Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Rutgers University and Princeton University) will have a booth in the exhibition hall: Booth 608, in Exhibit Halls A and B, Sheraton Washington Hotel. The exhibit halls will be open on 28 and 29 December 1996 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on 30 December 1996 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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