The Society for Critical Exchange
2000 MLA Panels
"Economies of Writing"
2000 MLA Convention
(27-31 December, Washington, D.C.

As an affiliated organization of the MLA, the SCE has two standing panels at each annual convention. Usually, SCE programs grow out of continuing projects that Society members are pursuing. This year's sessions are at the intersection of two such projects, "Cultures of Writing" and "New Economic Criticism."

The presenters and papers for the two panels are listed below. Because the SCE attempts to devote conference panels to discussion rather than merely presentation, summaries of the papers are available by clicking on the titles below.

In some cases, full copies are available as well.

Economies of Writing I
Presider: Martha Woodmansee, Case Western Reserve U
(1) "Judging a Book by Its . . . Price, Distribution, and Lesbian Representation in 1928" -- Deborah Cohler, Brown U
(2) "Private Circulation: Secrecy, Scarcity, and the Endurance of Victorian Homoerotica" -- Elaine Freedgood, U of Pennsylvania
(3) "New Economies and New Collaborations in the Digital Age: The Example of the Walt Whitman Archive" -- Kenneth M. Price, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Economies of Writing II
Presider: Richard Ohmann, Wesleyan U
(1) "Im-pressing the Realm: The Imprint of Royal Authority in Henrician England" -- Douglas A. Brooks, Texas A&M U
(full text available here as html)
(2) "Blackstone and Electronic Text" -- Michael Hancher, U of Minnesota, Minneapolis
(3) "Technical Writing as Lingua Franca in a Scientific Economy" -- Bernadette Longo, Clemson U
Respondent: James E. Porter, Case Western Reserve U
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