Computer Culture Area
2006 SWTexas Popular Culture Assoc./American Culture Assoc.
Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 8-11, 2006
Individual paper proposals as well as panel proposals (panels of three or four presenters) in various areas of computer media study and practice. Professionals, graduate students, performers, and designers welcome. Histories and analyses from any number of perspectives. Interested also in proposals from active bloggers, vloggers, podcasters, and Web page designers.
Papers on blogging may focus on the controversies surrounding news coverage and analysis. Papers may also study blogs and blogging culture in other realms, from the personal to the political, pedagogical, and commercial.
Web designers may submit sample pages (by link, for instance). In their abstracts, designers should describe the purpose and history of their work, or should outline a critical concern and propose a line of discussion of special interest to Web page designers or Web users. We will also consider papers that analyze or compare Web sites.
If you are an active podcaster or video logger, you should submit the text of a sample podcast or vlog (that is, in addition to submitting an abstract). In your abstract, please describe the purpose and history of your endeavor. Include Web site addresses in your abstract. Podcasters who wish to participate in panels must be able to present a five-minute CD recording of their work at the conference.
For Panel Proposals:
Feel free to query first. Panel proposals should include all of the information demanded for individual paper proposals, including information about the panel chair, as well as a 100-word statement of the panelís rationale and of any noteworthy organizational features.
For Paper Proposals:
Please submit a 200-word abstract by November 15, 2005 (preferably in the body of an email). Include all contact information: address, phone number(s), fax number, and email address. Also include a biographical note in which you outline your career and/or define your connection to the topic. However, you do not need to prove any special level of expertise in the area of your proposed presentation. Serious beginners, dabblers, and enthusiasts are welcome. This is a new and ever-changing field, and we are open to new people, approaches, and topics.
Professor Joseph Chaney
Department of English
Indiana University South Bend
South Bend IN 46634-7111
fax: (574) 520-4538
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