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Cfp: Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age: Emerging Reading, Writing, and Research Practices.
Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading
in the Digital Age: Emerging Reading, Writing, and Research Practices
8 December 2014 |
State Library of New South Wales | Sydney, Australia
Proposals due: 15
Digital technology is fundamentally altering the
way we relate to writing, reading, and the human record itself. The pace of
that change has created a gap between core social/cultural practices that
depend on stable reading and writing environments and the new kinds of digital
artefacts – electronic books being just one type of many – that must sustain
those practices now and into the future.
This gathering explores research foundations
pertinent to understanding new practices and emerging media, specifically
focusing on work in textual and extra-textual method, leading toward:
· theorizing the
transmission of culture in pre- and post-electronic media;
· documenting the facets
of how people experience information as readers and writers;
· designing new kinds of
interfaces and artifacts that afford new reading abilities;
· conceptualizing the
issues necessary to provide information to these new reading and communicative
· reflecting on
interdisciplinary team research strategies pertinent to work in the area;
· and much more.
Presentations addressing these and other
issues in relation to emerging and/or transforming (digital) infrastructures,
in regional, national, and international contexts are welcome.
We invite paper proposals that address these and
other issues pertinent to research in the area. Proposals should contain
a title, an abstract (of approximately 250 words, plus list of works cited),
and the names, affiliations, and website URLs of presenters; fuller papers will
be solicited after acceptance of proposals, for circulation in advance of the
gathering to registered participants. We are pleased to welcome proposals in
all languages in which our community works, and note that the chief working
language of past gatherings has been English. Please send proposals on or before
15 September 2014 to Alyssa Arbuckle at email@example.com.
Sponsors of the gathering include the University of
Western Sydney, the State Library of New South Wales, the Implementing New
Knowledge Environments (INKE) research group, and the Social Science and
Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
Alyssa Arbuckle (B.A. Hons, M.A.)
Coordinator, Research Partnerships & Development
Electronic Textual Cultures Lab | University of Victoria
Web-comics: Some Links by Liladhar R. Pendse (UC Berkeley)
This exhibit also takes in consideration comics that are born digital. The webcomics represent a unique opportunity for their creators to provide outreach to multiple audiences. Below are some suggested webcomics that can make this exhibition more interesting to our visitors.The list below was adapted for use from Buzzfeed.com, scroll.in and other sites. Some of these comics might be sensitive to their viewers. I would advise viewer’s discretion. This is not a comprehensive list but it provides a meaningful insight into the mysterious world of the webcomics.
A Century of Movement: Russian
Culture and Global Community Since 1917 CFP Deadline: April 7, 2017 October
12-13, 2017 http://centuryofmovement.web.unc.edu University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Keynote Speakers: Katerina
Clark and Marina Frolova-Walker Conference Organizers: Jamie
Blake and Grace Kweon, in collaboration with Annegret Fauser The
cultural products of the last century reflect change, opportunity, and
uncertainty, and demonstrate active negotiations between personal identity and
social awareness, nationalism and cosmopolitanism, artistic voice and security.
This conference, in the centennial year of the Revolution, seeks to explore the
transformations set in motion during and after the events of 1917 through an
examination of cultural production and practices, located both within and without
will explore first and foremost the issue of human migration, particularly the
patterns and developments set in motion by the Revolution. In light of today’s
CALL FOR PAPERSAccelerated development? Socio-political landslides, cultural ruptures and literary history in Eastern EuropeGhent UniversitySeptember 29 – October 1, 2017 http://www.slavistiek.ugent.be/Accelerateddevelopment). In 1964 the Bulgarian-Belarusian-Russian scholar Georgii Gachev coined the term ‘uskorennoe razvitie’ or ‘accelerated development’ in his 1964 monograph Accelerated Development of Literature: On the Basis of the Bulgarian Literature of the First Half of the 19thCentury. The term describes what happened to Bulgarian literature during Ottoman rule. Being a ‘young’ and ‘peripheral’ literature, having started to develop only recently at the time, Bulgarian literature ‘had to’ go through the whole evolution of European literature at a high pace in order to catch up with the latter. One of the side effects of this accelerated development was that characteristics of different style periods could even co-occur. Gachev’s thought-provoking idea has never really received a l…