Colloquia Proceedings

Literature and Digital Technologies:
W. B. Yeats, Virginia Woolf, Mary Shelley, and William Gass
edited by Karen Schiff

Literature and Digital Technologies makes selections from the 2002 and 2003 Colloquia on New Technology. As Karen Schiff writes, the essays in this monograph "grow out of the intersection of electronic technologies and literary study." "In widening the scope of 'digital technologies' so far as to include the production of literary texts through different kinds of digital machines," she explains, "we have arrived at the heart of the enterprise that has driven this entire endeavor: the use of technologies to promote the circulation and reading of works of literature." The essays collected here examine the effect of new technologies on reading, writing, and the study of literature.

New Technology and the Future of Publishing
edited by Catherine Paul

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.

The Presidential Colloquium (2001-2002)
Science and Values: New Frontiers, Perennial Questions

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.

The Presidential Colloquium (2000-2001)
The Idea of a University

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.