>Material Electronic Text: MLA 2004
>This MLA panel sponsored by the Association for Computers in the Humanities
>seeks to offer papers devoted to a consideration of the materiality of the
>electronic text, broadly understood.
>Through the 1980s and 1990s, much of the work on hypertext trumpeted the
>immateriality of the electronic text: it was freed from the constraints of
>book form, limited library shelves, tight publishing budgets, and geographical
>distance. The electronic text slipped the surly bonds of earth.
>Papers are invited that will re-consider the materiality of the electronic
>text in various ways, a critical turn in the study of digital textualities
>that N. Katherine Hayles recently called ėthe new materialism.' Possible
>topics include but are not limited to:
>* electronic archives
>* archiving electronics
>* digital representation of textual artifacts
>* textual representation of digital artifacts
>* materialities specific to digital texts
>* access to and preservation of electronic texts
>* data formats and obsolescence
>Discussion of particular projects is welcome, as are papers proposing a more
>theorectical or historical focus. Please send 200 word abstracts (in the body
>of an email) by 15 March 2004 to AimČe Morrison at [log in to unmask]
>Dr. AimČe Morrison 4-14 Humanities Ctr.
>Postdoctoral Fellow Dept. of English, U of A
>Orlando Project (780) 492-0298
>"Most of the thesis could have been done by an appropriately
>programmed computer in a matter of seconds."
> -- Northrop Frye, "Literary and Mechanical Models."
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