Y. B. Yeats
Four international writers are examined by seven scholars who consider the effects of digital technologies on the idea of what a book is and on what constitutes literature. When writing and reading change as experiences, the tools used to research and teach literature also change. How does the "digital imperative" compel adjustments in academic programs? How might electronic technologies redefine an English department or an academic press? These topics, and others, are investigated in this timely book.
Donna Winchell, Wayne Chapman, and Dan Wueste
The colloquium magazine (edited by Donna Winchell, Wayne Chapman, and Dan Wueste) is a condensed collection of the various speeches and ideas voiced during the colloquium events held throughout the academic year. The theme for academic year 2001-02 was "Science and Values: New Frontiers, Perennial Questions." In dozens of classes across campus this theme was integrated into class discussions, and students read, wrote, and attended lectures on the subject. Although Presidential Colloquia usually span the academic year, after September 11, the Colloquium theme was changed to "The Brave New World in Time of War," in order to reflect the unfolding political events after the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center. Discussions centered on the roles of ethics and fundamental values in time of war.
This hypermedia anthology constitutes the proceedings of a themed conference, the Colloquium on New Technology and the Future of Publishing (2001). In New Technology and the Future of Publishing (2002), contributors discuss the the current "crisis in scholarly communication" when new media are involved--as well as the many opportunities that have arisen alongside that crisis. Some essays highlight the innovative teaching strategies and interdisciplinary scholarship that new technologies have made possible. Others address some of the ways in which academic presses can now go beyond traditional publication programs, avoiding current pitfalls of print journals and books without incurring undue extra costs or sacrificing editorial standards or intellectual property rights. Still other essays examine the changes new technology has wrought on libraries. These issues and more are covered in this anthology.
Donna Winchell and William A. Maker
The colloquium for the academic year 2000-2001 focused on the "Idea of a University" and covered a broad range of subjects, from the history of Clemson University to the interplay of universities and corporations. As with all Presidential Colloquia, students participated in these discussions in their classrooms, in writing and reading assignments, and by attending presentations and lectures sponsored by the colloquium.
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