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>Annual Meeting of the ACLA 2003
>April 4-6, 2003 at California State University, San Marcos
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>New Media? Premodern Texts and Hypertexts
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>We invite papers for a panel session to be held at the ACLA 2003 conference
>in San Diego, CA, April 4-6. This panel seeks to (re)insert the medievalsí
>excitement about
>their "new media" into current popular and academic discussions about media.
>Though the panel is specifically interested in analyzing new communication
>technologies and modes of expression introduced before 1550, we hope to
>promote collaborations among people who might not ordinarily think of their
>work in terms of "media studies." For example, we imagine bringing together
>early book and manuscript specialists with archeologists and paint chemists;
>textual editing with hypertext and computer technologies; educational
>historians with experts on medieval music, and the like.
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>Possible "new media" topics include:
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>ink and paint--medieval artists and calligraphers working with new ink
>formulae, new colors
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>glass--creating the colored glass necessary to the new medieval narratives
>of stained glass windows
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>wax--new medieval formulae for sealing wax; for wax notepads and notarial
>boards
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>texts--development of punctuation; marginalia and expansion of the footnote;
>the alphabetical index
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>poetry and song--new medieval forms (Villon, poetry, and criminal
>slang/cant)
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>music--new musical instruments and development of notation
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>surfaces--development of forms and surfaces of paper; stone; wood
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>instructional media--how and when do slate/chalkboards get established and
>disseminated?
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>maps, later globes, graphs and charts--how they are slowly developed out of
>figurae?
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>library catalogues and categories in the Middle Ages; the indexing of books
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>communication with the spirits/angels through relics, shrines, other
>antennae
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>news--the very notion of news in the Middle Ages, through rumor and debates
>about novelty and fiction; chronicling and the idea of interviewing
>information--how was the new availability of information distinguished, if
>at all, from wisdom, knowledge, legal evidence, etc?
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>Please send an abstract or description of your 20-30 minute paper or
>hands-on lab by October 10, 2002 to [log in to unmask] (queries are also
>welcome). Further conference information can be found at
>http://lynx.csusm.edu/acla2003/
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>Laurel Amtower
>Department of English and Comparative Literature
>San Diego State University
>5500 Campanile Drive
>San Diego, CA 92182-8140
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