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  • Notices

Conferences, Calls for Papers, Submissions

  • 16th Joint Annual Conference of ALLC and ACH

    11–16 June 2004, Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden

    The joint conference of the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC) and the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) invites papers and contributions in all areas related to humanities computing and the application of advanced information technologies in humanities subjects, including linguistics, literature, cultural and historical studies, translation studies, media studies and digital collections. Papers on research and on teaching are both of interest. Papers may report on new theoretical and methodological advances in any relevant field. Second, within this context, the conference is expected to address the increased challenges of multilingualism, an issue manifested by the further enlargement of Europe and the process of integration of nations worldwide. We thus also encourage papers related to the linguistic and cultural issues of multilingual communities.

    We welcome presentations in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish.

    The conference website can be visited at: <>

  • Special Issue: Technology and Historiography


    We invite submissions for the Winter 2004 issue of Reconstruction that explore the place of technology in history. Why is technology important for thinking not just about the present but about the past? How has technology changed our very ideas about history? About the writing of history?

    “Technology and Historiography” will be published 21 January 2004. Submissions should be received no later than 13 October 2003 for consideration. This issue is guest-edited by Haidee Wasson, McKnight Land-Grant Professor of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

    All submissions and submission queries should be sent to

  • EnterText 4.1: Animation

    EnterText, an interactive interdisciplinary e-journal for cultural and historical studies and creative work, seeks submissions for a special issue on animation.

    This special issue on animation focuses on, but is by no means limited to, the following topics:

    • ▪ Historical and contextual studies of specific animators or animated films, traditions, or styles

    • ▪ Explorations of how new technologies are changing our perception of animation as a distinct object or set of practices

    • ▪ The convergence between live action and animated forms

    • ▪ Animation and spectatorship

    • ▪ Critical reflection by animation practitioners on their own work, or the work of others (essays may be illustrated by animation clips or still images, so there is an opportunity for contributors to explore “annotated” work)

    Deadline for submissions: 1 November 2003.

    For more information about EnterText, notes for contributors, and previous editions, go to <>.

    All articles and creative work may be sent by email to

  • Transit of Venus: An International Pynchon Conference
    8–10 June 2004, Malta

    This three-day event, slated to coincide with the next Transit of Venus (8 June 2004), will provide a forum for wide-ranging engagement with the totality of Pynchon’s work to date.

    We welcome presentations on any Pynchon-related subject, taking any critical or theoretical approach; studies of individual texts or of Pynchon’s oeuvre; studies of the texts in themselves or in cultural, literary-historical, or other contexts. We also welcome presentations on other subjects that may appear to particular advantage viewed through the lens of Pynchon’s work.

    Selected conference proceedings will be published as a special issue of Pynchon Notes.

    Presentations may take the form of individual papers, media presentations, or panels. Please submit proposals/abstracts (in English) of 500–750 words for individual presentations, or of 1000–1500 words for panels. (Also, please specify what, if any, audiovisual or other equipment may be needed.) Responses to inquiries and notification of acceptance will be by email.

    Deadline for proposals: 15 October 2003.
    Decisions by 1 December 2003.

    Proposals should be emailed to Vaska Tumir at

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