Call For Papers

23rd Annual Conference of the Midwest Popular Culture
& American Culture Associations meeting with the Lyrica Society

From the Calls for Papers in English & American Literature Listserv

Meeting at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH November 15 & 16, 1996

Have you ever lurked on a list, role-reversed on a chat-line, spent more hours on-line than off? Maybe you don't know the first thing about changing your car's oil, but you can talk for hours over the benefits of adding more RAM versus adding a faster processor?

Needless to say, these examples are just the chip of the silicon-berg. As the Chair for the "Computer Cultures and Virtual Reality" panel(s) I'm looking for anything you want to talk about concerning ANY aspect of the growing computer culture(s) and virtual realities we are now experiencing. I truly believe we are at the edge of *something* With the new Web Boxes due out in December (Really, I saw it on TV and checked the URL they gave--another boundary falls.), more people will be accessing the Internet (at least the Web).

So, whether you think we are in a Howard Rheingoldian Heaven or Clifford Stoll's Hell, I'd like to hear what you have to say. I'm more than willing to talk out ideas that you are interested in if you're not sure they "fit" into the conference (they probably do).

**Here's the info**: Please send an abstract (200-300 words) to me by July 1, 1996. Include your name, affiliation, complete address, phone number, and e-mail. Let me know if you need any AV materials as well.

I'd prefer you send your abstract via e-mail to me at alan@bgnet.bgsu.edu, but if you want to use snail mail, I've posted my address below.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Alan I Rea, Jr.
Computer Cultures and Virtual Reality
Bowling Green State University
Department of English
202C University Hall
Bowling Green, OH 43403

KAIROS Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments.
Vol. 1 No. 2 Summer 1996