Weekly Assignment #5

By midnight of the day before your class, please post full citations for two of any of the following types of resources related to your topic:

Please annotate each resource with a paragraph that summarizes/describes the source and also evaluates how useful the source might be for your research. Please make sure you indicate when you are quoting from another source by using quotation marks and introductory phrases!!

To find e-mail lists, try the Voice of the Shuttle; for blogs, try searching Technorati.

Other useful online scholarly communities include the Calls for Papers e-mail list at the University of Pennsylvania and the two major higher education trade journals: The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed.

Many of these online resources (though unfortunately not all) can be sent in an easily scannable form to your personal computer via a web feed (aka RSS feed). See how it works in my e-mail (I use Thunderbird) below. You can also see some recent calls for papers in my regular e-mail inbox; I’ve filtered them into a subfolder. If you could see my regular inbox you’d also see e-mails from a few random scholarly lists, including Versification.



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3 responses to “Weekly Assignment #5

  1. April Swarey

    I did something wrong and my blog sites did not show up in my citations listed earlier. Here they are:

  2. James Sellers

    I attempted to find a useful linguistics blog and was unsuccessful. Most of the blogs seemed to be run by students and I couldn’t find one by an expert. So then I turned to listservs and had more luck.
    The linguistlist.org is the “list” we went over in class, although it is really an online database. The linguist list is an incredibly useful tool. It has links to linguistics related organizations, job postings, calls for papers/conferences, and various forms of publications (books, papers, etc). The job posting section was very interesting as I have been frequently told that there are not many jobs, outside of doing research, within the field of linguistics. The job posting section reaffirmed that view as most of the non-research oriented jobs were for voice recognition software companies. Either that or the postings were for companies that really wanted a polyglot and not a linguist. The publication section seems to be user-submitted. The site doesn’t host the actual papers, the entries include an abstract and a link to the journal or whatever it was published in. One interesting thing I found was that you could browse academic papers by subject language. They had a section for Esperanto and I was excited to see that they also had one for Klingon. The linguist list also has links to different style guides.
    The second resource I found is the North Carolina Language and Life Project (NCLLP) mailing list. The list includes pretty much everyone who is studying language variation in North Carolina. So if there is a question someone has they can send an email out of the list. Calls for papers are also sent out over the list as well as abstract submission deadlines and so forth. It is not a publically available email list and you must be added to it by Tyler Kendall, a PhD student at Duke.

  3. josh Gane

    PMC Talk
    This listserve is exactly what you are looking for if you are interested in postmodern topics specifically. It advertsises itself as “the discussiongroup which accompanies postmodern culture.” This website requires a subscription in order to obtain the listserve, which is unfortunate because it seems to be the listserve that you want to aquire for this topic.
    Critical Thinking on the Web
    This is a broader based website for all literary/theory questions. It is free and offers many other different, free listserves to suite your interest. This includes topics on postmodern/posthuman culture. However, in searching the sight, it does not deliver on as many posthuman questions as you would like. It is however free, which is a plus, and makes it a valuable resource.