Kairos is a hypertext journal exploring all aspects of the pedagogical and scholarly uses of hypertext, written in hypertextual format(s). It is designed to serve as a resource for teachers, researchers, and tutors of writing, including: Technical Writing, Business Writing, Professional Communication, Creative Writing, Composition, Literature and a w ide variety of humanities-based scholarship.
We are interested in receiving submissions addressing (but not limited to) the following:
The next issue of Kairos will be released this week; watch your local lists and newsgroups of the announcement and table of contents. We welcome your feedback and commentary.
Inquiries for the Spring 1998 issue are due no later than Nov. 23, 1997
Completed texts for review are due by January 15, 1998.
Target publication date for the Spring 1998 issue is the April 5, 1998 -- the Monday following the 1998 Conference on College Composition & Communication.
Inquiries for the Fall 1998 issue are due no later than May 15 1998.
Completed texts for review are due by August 15, 1998.
Target publication date for the Fall 1998 issue is Wednesday, October 28 -- the week preceding Halloween.
Address questions and inquiries to Editor Mick Doherty at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Calls for contributions to our Coverweb, Review, and Response sections are as follows:
The Coverweb project is a multi-vocal, multi-linear hypertext collaboratively written and reviewed for each issue of the journal. Please visit our homesite [http://english.ttu.edu/kairos/] to explore Coverwebs which examined OWLs, MOOs & MUDs in education, Technology & Tenure, Electracy, and Gender & Electronic Communication.
The Coverweb topic for issue 3.1 is "Intellectual Property, Copyright, Plagiarism and Electronic Writing Spaces." The actual implementation of this topic is open to interpretation; all proposals will be considered. Inquiries for the Spring 1998 issue are due no later than Dec. 15, 1998.
The Coverweb topic for issue 3.2 is "Hypertext Fiction & Poetry: Re-Writing the Writing Classroom." Again, the actual implementation of this topic is open to interpretation; all proposals will be considered. Inquiries for the Fall 1998 issue are due no later than May 15, 1998.
We always welcome suggestions regarding other possible Coverweb themes!
Reader reactions are precisely what they sound like: the readers' reactions to previously-published webtexts. These take a variety of forms, from simple "Letters to the Editor" reactions, to responses much more involved and interactive like Issue 2.2's Link/Age Response, which was a response/review, whatwe have termed a "responsaview." We are always looking for reader responses.
Classroom Spotlight is an overview, and re-publication of the webwork of a class focusing on key issues for teachers of writing. We prefer classes which relate directly to the issue's Coverweb, but are open to any proposals. The 3.1 coverweb focuses on copyright, intellectual property rights, and plagiarism, especially as they relate to cyberspace and the Internet. If your class has written about this issue please contact us and participate! Both undergraduate classes and graduate seminars are encouraged to query.Meet the Authors is a Lingua MOO forum in which the Authors of Kairos webtexts and a Kairos Editor lead discussions about the issues raised in the texts as published. MOO Logs for these texts will be edited for publication and reaction in forthcoming issues of the journal.
The ten MOO sessions between publication of 2.2 and 3.1 will be held from November to March, with regular announcements about the date and time. If there is a particular component of any past or current issue of the journal you would like to help coordinate a MOO discussion about, please contact us!