[Humanist] 26.617 events: the body; Early Modern Digital Agendas; CL for literature

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Dec 22 10:45:25 CET 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 617.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (85)
        Subject: JAM 2013: The Body and the Digital - Call for papers

  [2]   From:    Owen Williams <OWilliams at FOLGER.edu>                      (33)
        Subject: ANNC: Early Modern Digital Agendas institute at the Folger

  [3]   From:    Anna Kazantseva <ankazant at site.uottawa.ca>                (25)
        Subject: preliminary CfP: Second Workshop on Computational
                Linguistics for Literature

        Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2012 09:34:59 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: JAM 2013: The Body and the Digital - Call for papers

Please find the attached call for papers and performance proposals for
the upcoming Journeys Across Media Conference at the University of
Reading. Please note the deadline for proposals is 1 February 2013.

Many Thanks,
The JAM Team
Johnmichael Rossi, Gary Cassidy, Edina Husanovic, Shelly Quirk, Matthew

Journeys Across Media
The Body and The Digital
Friday 19 April 2013, University of Reading

2013 will mark the 11^th anniversary of the annual Journeys Across Media
(JAM) Conference for postgraduate students, organised by postgraduates
working in the Department of Film, Theatre & Television at the
University of Reading. JAM 2013 seeks to focus on and foster current
research relating to the Body and the Digital, as today they are
interactive and interdependent facets in the media of film, theatre and
television; and more widely, in the areas of performance and art. It is
a relationship which continues to develop and redefine cinematic,
televisual and theatrical practices.

French phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty once stated: “The body is
our general medium for having a world.” Today, the world of live and
screened performance are perceived and received differently, due to the
body’s relationship with the digital. Approaches and practices of
phenomenology, embodiment, the haptic and the experiential are being
re-examined as they continue to encounter digital culture in new ways.
Representations and experiences of embodiment are often integral
dynamics of theatre, television, film and television, and are
preoccupations that can be explored through diverse media or digital

This is a call for postgraduates engaging in contemporary discourses and
practices relating to the Body and the Digital, to submit papers or
practice-based researchfor the JAM 2013 Conference. Topics may include,
but are not restricted to:

-Interactivity between Digital languages and the Body
-Sonic Representations of the Body in Digital Performance
-The Digitized Body in Performance
-The Role of the Body in Digital Games and Virtual Performance
-Post-Colonial Bodies in the Contemporary Moment
-Preparing the Body for Performance
-Notions of Embodiment (i.e. Violent, Disabled, Explicit)
-Traditions of Corporeally focused Film, Theatre and Television
-Embodied Spectatorship or Audiences, and Physicality
-Phenomenology of the Lived, Performed and Screened Body
-The Haunted Body
-Politics of the Body
-Unconventional and Other Bodies

The body, its presence, perceptions and experience, are becoming
increasingly underpinned and influenced by the digital age. JAM 2013
will endeavour to open a dialogue about the relationship between the
body and digital in contemporary scholarship and practice, posing
manyquestions including: How does the body encounter digital media and
how do digital media frames position the body – both in mainstream
iterations, social media contexts and in art/installation/performance
contexts? Furthermore, it will also be worth considering how digital
technology has affected the way that humans approach unfamiliar body
movement traditions, beyond regional and national borders?

JAM 2013 will provide a discussion forum for current and developing
research in film, theatre, television and new media. Previous delegates
have welcomed this opportunity to gain experience of presenting their
work at different stages of their development, while having the
opportunity to meet and form contacts with fellow postgraduate students.
Furthermore, participants at JAM 2013 have the possibility of being
published in the /Journal of Media Practice/.

Non-Presenting delegates are also very welcome to attend this conference.
_CALL FOR PAPERS deadline: 1 February 2013.

Please send a 250-word abstract for a fifteen minute paper and a 50-word
biographical note to Johnmichael Rossi, Gary Cassidy, Edina Husanovic,
Shelly Quirk, Matthew McFrederick at jam2013 at pgr.reading.ac.uk
<mailto:jam2013 at pgr.reading.ac.uk> .

CALL FOR PRACTICE-BASED WORK deadline: 1 February 2013

Continuing from the success of last year's JAM 2012 Conference: /Time
Tells/, which experimented with conference structure to include live
performances, film screenings and installations taking place throughout
the day, we invite artists working in various mediums to propose
presentations of their work, relevant to the conference theme. Please
send a 250-word outline describing the piece you are proposing to
present, as well as duration and any specific technical/space
requirements, and a 50-word biographical note. Relevant images and links
to your work would also be helpful. As outlined above please e-mail the
Conference organisers at jam2013 at pgr.reading.ac.uk
<mailto:jam2013 at pgr.reading.ac.uk>.

We would appreciate the distribution of this call for papers and wider
promotion of this conference through your networks. Journeys Across
Media is supported by the Department of Film, Theatre & Television at
Reading and the Standing Conference of University Drama Departments.

        Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2012 18:09:23 +0000
        From: Owen Williams <OWilliams at FOLGER.edu>
        Subject: ANNC: Early Modern Digital Agendas institute at the Folger

You may have heard recently about a new Folger resource, Folger Digital
Texts http://www.folgerdigitaltexts.org/ . We are just starting to promote a
program that will feature it and other digital tools, resources, and
approaches that early modern literary scholars now have at hand.

“Early Modern Digital Agendas http://emdigitalagendas.folger.edu/ ” is a
three-week institute to be directed by Jonathan
Professor of Literary Linguistics at the University of Strathclyde, in July
2013. It will create a forum in which twenty faculty and advanced graduate
student participants from the U.S. and abroad can historicize, theorize, and
critically evaluate current and future digital approaches to early modern
literary studies—from Early English Books Online-Text Creation Partnership
(EEBO-TCP) to advanced corpus linguistics, semantic searching, and
visualization theory—with discussion growing out of, and feeding back
into, their own projects (current and envisaged). With the guidance of
expert visiting faculty 
attention will be paid to the ways new technologies are shaping the very
nature of early modern research and the means by which scholars interpret
texts, teach their students, and present their findings to other scholars.

Please visit http://emdigitalagendas.folger.edu/ for more details about this
Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities. It is funded by a
grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Office of Digital
Humanities http://www.neh.gov/divisions/odh .

I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the program.


Owen Williams, Ph.D.Assistant Director
The Folger Institute
Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003-1094
202 675 0352

        Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2012 22:06:37 -0500
        From: Anna Kazantseva <ankazant at site.uottawa.ca>
        Subject: preliminary CfP: Second Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Literature

Second Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Literature

Co-located with NAACL-HLT 2013

June 13 or 14, 2013, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Submission deadline: March 1, 2013

First Call for Papers

The amount of literary material available on-line keeps growing rapidly: there are machine-readable texts from libraries, collections and e-book stores, as well as "live" literature such as e-zines, blogs or self-published e-books. We need tools to help navigate, visualize and better appreciate the high volume of available literature.

We invite papers on applying state-of-the art NLP methods to literary data. What characteristics of literature make it special? Is it, indeed, a unique type of language data? How should we adapt our tools to find meaning in literary text? What lessons from automatic processing of literature could apply to other types of data?

Position papers are welcome, too.

Topics of interest (suitably related topics are welcome):

- the needs of the readers and how those needs translate into meaningful NLP tasks;
- searching for literature;
- recommendation systems for literature;
- computational modelling of narratives, computational narratology;
- summarization of literature;
- finding similar books;
- differences between literature and other genres as relevant to computational linguistics;
- discourse structure in literature;
- emotion analysis for literature;
- profiling and authorship attribution;
- identification and analysis of literature genres;
- building and analyzing social networks of characters;
- generation of literary narrative, dialogue or poetry

All information, including our excellent program committee, announcements and updates, sits at:


Anna, David, Stan

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