18.415 workshop; conference

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 07:56:28 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 415.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Carla Umbach <cumbach_at_uni-osnabrueck.de> (91)
         Subject: CfP Discourse Domains and Information Structure

   [2] From: pmryan <pmryan_at_ualberta.ca> (146)
         Subject: CFP: Intersections 2005 (Graduate)

         Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 07:51:54 +0000
         From: Carla Umbach <cumbach_at_uni-osnabrueck.de>
         Subject: CfP Discourse Domains and Information Structure


     Discourse Domains and Information Structure

8 - 12th of August, 2005

workshop organized as part of
European Summer School on Logic, Language and Information
ESSLLI 2005, 8-19 August, 2005 in Edinburgh

Workshop Organizers:
Carla Umbach (University of Osnabr=FCck, carla.umbach_at_uos.de)
Klaus von Heusinger (University of Stuttgart,

Workshop Purpose:
The workshop will investigate the interaction between discourse domains
and information structure. Discourse structure is often represented by a
hierarchical structure of different discourse domains: Anaphoric
accessibility crucially depends on semantic operators that create new
domains (like negation), presuppositions are projected according to
properties of the discourse, and the quaestio or
q(estion)u(nder)d(iscussion)-approach structures a discourse into a
hierarchical tree. Information structure, on the other hand, is commonly
assumed to be a flat structure: the partition into backgrounded and
focused information or into topic and comment.

Suggested topics:
* Background accessibility in hierachical discourse domains
* Presuppositions as anaphors in a theory of information structure
* Presuppositions, anaphoric relations, and alternative sets
* Focus/background structure and embedded sentences
* Topic/comment and embedding

Workshop format:
The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI participants.
It will consist of five 90-minute sessions held over five consecutive
days in the first week of ESSLLI. There will be 2 slots for paper
presentation and discussion per session.

Invited Speakers:
Hans Kamp (University of Stuttgart)
Bonnie Webber (University of Edinburgh)

Workshop Programme Committee (confirmed):
Nick Asher (University of Texas)
Peter Bosch (University of Osnabr=FCck)
Daniel B=FCring (UCLA)
Regine Eckardt (ZAS Berlin)
Manfred Krifka (Humboldt-Universit=E4t Berlin)
Massimo Poesio (University of Essex)

Submission details:
Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract (max. 5 pages) for 45
minutes talks (30 min. presentation plus 15 min. discussion). Please
send your submission electronically to both organizers

carla.umbach_at_uos.de and

Abstracts must be anonymous. Please use 'Abstract DDIS' as the subject
header and send your abstract as an attachment (PDF, PS, word, or plain
ASCII are accepted). Please include
the information in (1) - (5) in the body of your message.

Author Information
1. Name(s) of author(s)
2. Title of talk
3. Affiliation(s)
4. E-mail address(es)
5. Postal address(es)

The accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings published by

Important Dates:
Deadline for submission: March 9, 2005
Notification of acceptance: April 18, 2005
Preliminary programme: April 23, 2005
ESSLLI early registration: May 1, 2005
Final papers for proceedings: May 18, 2005
Final programme: June 22, 2005
Workshop dates: August 8-12, 2005

Local Arrangements:
All workshop participants including the presenters will be required to
register for ESSLLI. The registration fee for authors presenting a
paper will correspond to the early student/workshop speaker registration
fee. Moreover, a number of additional fee waiver grants will be made
available by the ESSLLI Organisation Committee on a competitive basis
and workshop participants are eligible to apply for those.

There will be no reimbursement for travel costs and accommodation.
Workshop speakers who have difficulty in finding funding should contact
the local organizing committee to ask for the possibilities for a grant.

Further Information:
About the workshop: www.cogsci.uos.de/~workshopDDIS
About ESSLLI: http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/esslli05/

Dr. Carla Umbach
Institute of Cognitive Science
University of Osnabrueck
Kolpingstrasse 7, D-49074 Osnabrueck,
Tel: (+49 541) 969 4078

         Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 07:53:49 +0000
         From: pmryan <pmryan_at_ualberta.ca>
         Subject: CFP: Intersections 2005 (Graduate)

Hello Humanist colleagues,

Amid your December research, papers, and marking comes a CFP to take note of!
This is the call for proposals for a conference put on by the York/Ryerson
joint programme in Communication and Culture. The conference this year is
new, improved and expanded to include as many grad students as possible both
in the Communication and Culture interdisciplinary field and beyond.

This year we are accepting papers, creative works and poster presentations, so
take a look and start thinking about submitting, whether it be something
you are working on now or something you have completed already. We are
excited about highlighting the range and quality of works that are a part of
Communication and Culture, giving you a chance to network with your colleagues
in a professional but comfortable environment. All the details are below and
we are looking forward to seeing submissions soon! Happy Holidays!!

All the best,

Peter Ryan

Conference Committee Member 2005
Communication and Culture Program
Ryerson University
Toronto, Ontario

Intersections 2005: HYBRID ENTITIES

Call For Proposals

A Graduate Student Creative Conference
Hosted by the students of the Joint Graduate Programme in Communication and
York University and Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
March 18-20, 2005

We invite all interested graduate students to join us for our 4th annual
Intersections event, expanded this year into a weekend Creative Conference.
As scholars doing interdisciplinary work in a joint programme, we are
especially interested in encountering and generating significant intersections
of art, activism and academia. How can we remix resistance? What can
mongrel media make possible? How does contemporary culture rework us? Which
beings, theories, technologies, cultures, languages, representations and
values compound into interesting hybrid entities and identities?

HYBRID ENTITIES is a call for works that take up what is revealed when
entities collide and the creative or transformative possibilities in
interesting combinations and connections. After last year?s successful
conference around themes of lag, error, breaks and gaps, our focus now turns
to links, networks, compositions and new creations. We are interested in
submissions that explore these intersections where names have not yet been
given, where identities are still being formed and where new problems and
possibilities for bridging the gaps among scholarly disciplines, and between
scholars, artists and activists can be found.

Open to all graduate students, this interdisciplinary conference welcomes
submissions that take up these themes either through a paper presentation, an
artistic expression, or an activist agenda. Details on subtopics and
submission procedures follow below.



Invited submissions include papers, artwork and activist presentations that
relate to the following broad themes:

Media and Culture
Topics could include (but are not limited to) subjectivity, popular and visual
culture, media studies, cultural consumption and production, media democracy,
representations of sexualities/race/ethnicity, gender studies, portrayals of
social class, depictions of ability/disability, semiotics and linguistics,
cultures of cities, space and place.

Technology in Practice
Submissions in this category might address (but are not limited to) questions
regarding technology's emergent role in theoretical and practical debates
surrounding art, authenticity, and aesthetics, negotiations of accessibility
and identity, race and gender, explorations in the concepts of the cyborg, the
post-human, and technoculture.

Politics and Policy
Potential areas of focus could include (but are not limited to) strategies of
resistance, questions of structure, power and agency, deliberations about the
communication and culture and the public sphere, sovereignty, accessibility,
cultural policy, citizenship, globalization, copyright and intellectual
property, privacy and surveillance, media ownership in Canada, communication


As an expanded event, this year HYBRID ENTITIES will include the following
formats for disseminating and discussing ideas.

Paper presentations
- 15 min. presentation of an academic paper with time for discussion to follow
Creative work with artist?s talk
- Artwork/media for exhibition, accompanied by artist talk during conference
Poster session (with possible roundtable discussion)
- Presentation of materials in a poster and/or table display with discussant.
    If enough interest, these displays may be followed by a roundtable

Although these formats are tailored to accommodate academic papers, artwork
and activist contributions respectively, all participants are encouraged to
apply for whatever format is most interesting or appropriate for your

All interested participants are asked to submit a textual abstract or artist?s
statement explaining the proposed presentation in light of the conference
themes, and indicate which of the above three formats the presentation would

Abstract or statement should be no more than 250 words (approx. 1 typewritten
page, double spaced) and submitted via email as an attachment in .TXT, .RTF,
or Microsoft Word format.

Name and contact information should not appear on this page. Please include a
separate page with the following information:

1. Title of presentation as it appears on the abstract or statement
2. Name
3. Affiliation (program and university)
4. Level and year of study (ex. Master's, 2nd year)
5. Phone number
6. E-mail address
7. Mailing address
8. A/V requirements (computer/projector, film projector, VCR, stereo,
turntables, etc.)
9. Other requirements (table, easel, hooks, display materials). If you have
exceptional requirements for your work, please contact us to discuss

Artists are also asked to submit a small sample of their work for
adjudication, by either email or post.

If sending creative works by email, please submit up to 10 jpegs sized to
display onscreen or a multimedia clip with cumulative attachment size of 5mb
or less. You may also direct us to an URL. Please number the pieces and put
viewing instructions, comments and titles in your email if applicable.

If submitting creative works by post, please mail the proposal well before the
deadline with a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return to: Intersections,
c/o Graduate Communication and Culture, 3068 TEL Building, York University,
4700 Keele St. Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3. You may send a CD, DVD, cued video or
other multimedia, the duration of which does not exceed 10 minutes.
Alternatively, you may send up to 10 slides or printouts of work,
illustrations or diagrams. Please include a slide or media list with title,
size, media, and date, and viewing instructions for your work if applicable.
Please do not send original work.

Deadline: MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2005.

Please e-mail submissions to: intersect_at_ryerson.ca

For inquires and info e-mail: tanner1_at_yorku.ca

CFP available online: http://www.yorku.ca/cocugsa/conference.html

Presented by the Communication and Culture Graduate Students Association:

For more information about the Joint Programme in Communication and Culture:

Peter M. Ryan, MA
Communication and Culture Doctoral Student
Ryerson University

Mobile Phone: 416.706.1792

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
   -Arthur C. Clarke, author-

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