[Humanist] 24.495 calls for submissions: social software; the literary

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 495.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Lisa Swanstrom <swanstro at gmail.com>                       (23)
        Subject: CFP: Special Issue of /Digital Humanities Quarterly/: "The

  [2]   From:    Dr Tatjana Takseva <Tatjana.Takseva at SMU.CA>              (121)
        Subject: Call for Chapter Proposals--Social Software and the
                Evolution of User Expertise

        Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 13:38:09 +0100
        From: Lisa Swanstrom <swanstro at gmail.com>
        Subject: CFP: Special Issue of /Digital Humanities Quarterly/: "The Literary"

Dear All,

Please circulate this CFP to anyone who might find it of interest.

Kind regards,
Lisa Swanstrom


Call for Essays for a Special Issue of* Digital Humanities Quarterly : "The
Literary" *

This special issue of *DHQ* http://digitalhumanities.org/dhq/ invites essays
that consider the study of literature and the category of the literary to be
an essential part of the digital humanities. We welcome essays that consider
how digital technologies affect our understanding of the literary— its
aesthetics, its history, its production and dissemination processes, and
also the traditional practices we use to critically analyze it. We also seek
critical reflections on the relationships between traditional literary
hermeneutics and larger-scale humanities computing projects. What is the
relationship between literary study and the digital humanities, and what
should it be? We welcome essays that approach this topic from a wide range
of critical perspectives and that focus on diverse objects of study from
antiquity to the present as well as born-digital forms.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 1,000 words and a short CV to
Jessica Pressman and Lisa Swanstrom at
DHQliterary at gmail.com by *Feb. 1,
2011*.  We will reply by March 1, 2011 and request that full-length papers
of no more than 9,000 words be submitted by **June 15, 2011**. 

        Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 11:16:08 -0400 (AST)
        From: Dr Tatjana Takseva <Tatjana.Takseva at SMU.CA>
        Subject: Call for Chapter Proposals--Social Software and the Evolution of User Expertise

                                 CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
                       Proposal Submission Deadline December 31, 2010
Social Software and the Evolution of User Expertise: FutureTrends in Knowledge Creation and Dissemination
                                 A book edited by Dr. Tatjana Takseva
                                      Saint Mary's University, Canada
                   To be published by IGI Global: http://www.igi-global.com

The term Web 2.0 technologies, also known as `social software' or `open source
software' was introduced in 2004 to refer to a second generation of Internet
technologies and a new generation of Web applications providing an
infrastructure for more dynamic user participation, social interaction and
collaboration. Among their applications are Wikis, blogs, MySpace, Twitter,
Facebook, Flickr, Odeo, Google Video, Google Docs, You Tube, and other
communication tools such as social bookmarking, peer-to-peer social networking,
instant messaging, podcasting, etc.
Thanks to the applications of this software, a variety of facts and content
previously in the possession of experts traditionally seen as the only
legitimate sources of knowledge, can be created, accessed and shared almost
instantly by any user with an Internet connection. The new forms of collective
intelligence powered by the digital media invite redefinition of expertise
traditionally defined as mastery of facts and content of a certain subject.
They encourage collaboration, ongoing revision, interdisciplinarity and a new
understanding of knowledge as a process of inquiry, rather than simply its
What definitions of expertise are becoming obsolete, how is expertise defined
in this new environment, and what new forms of expertise are emerging shaped by
digital media are the guiding inquiries of this collection. This will be the
first scholarly volume to systematically examine the impact of social software
and its applications on long-standing cultural notions of and attitudes toward
knowledge, experts and expertise.
Objectives of the Book

This book will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest
empirical research findings in the area. It will examine the ways in which
social software applications are changing the nature of expertise and knowledge
creation and dissemination in various social and cultural contexts, and it will
propose a redefinition of expertise and knowledge consonant with recent
technological developments. The collection will serve as a reference tool and a
resource for researchers, educators, students, academic administrators and
other professionals whose work is influenced by social software applications.
Target Audience

Because of its nature and subject matter the audience for this collection is
wide. It will be composed of professionals/experts in most areas, as the
phenomena it deals with have impact on expertise in general. More specifically,
its audience will be professionals and researchers concerned with the impact of
the digital media on the public sector, economics, social work, secondary and
higher education, science, humanities, social sciences, scholarship in academic
Recommended topics include but are not limited to the following:

    * Experts/expertise and the `mass amateurization' of knowledge--conceptual
    * Social software applications and knowledge creation/dissemination--
      conceptual framework  
    * Social software applications and the redefinition of expertise in any of
      the following areas:
-social sciences
-social work
-higher education
-library and information science 
-policy making
-newspaper publishing
Submission Procedure

Proposals for chapters (250 -300 words) are being accepted by December 31,
2010. The proposals should clearly explain the objectives of the chapter and
the approach used. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by January
15, 2011, and sent chapter guidelines. The deadline for full chapter submission
is June 30th, 2011. All chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review
basis. Contributors may also be asked to serve as reviewers for this project.  
Editorial Advisory Board Members (in alphabetic order):

William Badke, Trinity Western University, CA
Dr. Tatyana Dumova, Point Park University, USA
Dr. John Girard, Minot State University, USA
Dr. Stylianos Hatzipanagos, King's College London, UK
Dr. Niki Lambropoulos, South Bank University, UK
Dr. Kirk St. Amant, East Carolina University, USA
Dr. Karl Stolley, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.)
publisher of the "Information Science Reference: (formerly Idea Group
Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference" and "IGI Publishing"
Imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit
www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2012.
Important Dates:

December 31, 2010   Proposal Submission Deadline
January, 15, 2011     Notification of Acceptance
June 30, 2011             Full Chapter Submission Deadline
August 30, 2011        Review Results Returned
November 1, 2011    Revised Chapter Submission
December 31, 2011   Final Deadline
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded to:  Dr. Tatjana Takseva,  

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