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List of Publications with Full Citations

2007
Language Networks on LiveJournal (pdf)

2006
Adolescent Diary Weblogs and the Unseen Audience (pdf)

A Longitudinal Analysis of Weblogs: 2003-2004 (pdf)

2005
Conversations in the Blogosphere: An Analysis "from the Bottom Up" (pdf). Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-38) Best Paper Nominee.

Weblogs as a bridging genre (pdf)

2004
Bridging the Gap: A Genre Analysis of Weblogs. Winner of the 2004 EduBlog Awards as best paper.

Common Visual Design Elements of Weblogs

Women and Children Last: The Discursive Construction of Weblogs

Time until my next publication submission deadline
If everything goes well with qualifying I will again be submitting articles for publication. I hope to submit as follows:

1 July 2008 23:59:59 UTC-0500


Links to my conference papers online
2005
The Performativity of Naming: Adolescent Weblog Names as Metaphor

2004
Buxom Girls and Boys in Baseball Hats: Adolescent Avatars in Graphical Chat Spaces

Time until my next conference submission deadline
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Adolescents and Teens Online Bibiliography
Last updated July 8, 2005.

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Last Updated November 22, 2005.

CommonplaceBook
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New books are added but reading status is rarely accurate.


August 25, 2008

CFP - Mediated Girlhood

Mediated Girlhood: New Explorations of Girls' Media Culture edited by Mary Celeste Kearney, PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

Proposal deadline: October 15, 2008

This collection--currently proposed as part of Peter Lang's "Mediated Youth" series, edited by Sharon Mazzarella--will include new work on girls' media culture that broadens and enriches the field.

Of particular interest are chapters that expand scholarship on girls' media and popular culture beyond its conventional white, middle-class, heterosexual, Western, consumerist, and presentist framework.

Possible topics:

- girls' media production
- girls' media made prior to the 1990s
- non-white girlhood in media and popular culture
- non-Western girlhood in media and popular culture
- queer girlhood in media and popular culture
- working-class girlhood in media and popular culture
- girlhood in documentary film
- girlhood in reality TV shows
- girls' media reception/fan practices
- girls and video gaming
- girls and cyberculture
- girlhood and music culture
- girls and mobile technologies
- girls and conglomerated media culture.

Please send a 250-word proposal, short bibliography, brief author's bio, and contact information to Mary Celeste Kearney at mkearney@mail.utexas.edu by October 15, 2008.

Notification of accepted proposals will be made by December 1, 2008.
First chapter drafts of 5000 to 8000 words will be due in late spring 2009.

For further information, please contact Mary Celeste Kearney at mkearney@mail.utexas.edu.

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August 18, 2008

Status of my defense

The public defense of Lois's Scheidt's qualifying paper has been postponed. You will be notified when a new date is set.

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Arlene Merkel
Assistant to the Dean/Office Manager/PhD Recorder
School of Library and Information Science
1320 E. 10th Street, Wells Library 011F
Bloomington, IN 47405-3907

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August 06, 2008

And now...the long awaited...much talked about...Qualifying Paper!

Lois Ann Scheidt, SLIS doctoral student, will defend her qualifying paper on:

Tuesday, August 19, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Herman B. Wells (Main) Library, room LI 030

Title: Diary Weblogs as Genre

Abstract:

The word weblog (blog) has been a term of art, rather than of precision, since it was first used in 1997. More recently, scholars have characterized the weblog as a new genre of communication, based on the instrumentality/affordances of blogging software and the themes found in weblog posts (Miller & Shepherd, 2004). The personal journal or diary weblog, a subgenre of weblogs, can be seen as an adaption of its paper diary predecessors. That is, it is usually written by a single author (Fothergill, 1974) using first person narrative (McNeill, 2003), and it tells a fragmentary (Hogan, 1991) episodic story (Walker, 2005), which continues until the author makes no more entries (Bunkers, 2001). Diary weblogs are, in short, in-process documents (Culley, 1985).

Weblogs are of scholarly interest for several reasons. First, they combine the characteristics of their paper predecessors--diaries, broadsheets, commonplace books, photo albums, essays, etc.--with the hypertextual characteristics of the web (Crowston & Williams, 2000), including hyperlinks and persistent location. These characteristics, along with the public nature of weblogs (Lasica, 2001) and the transmutable nature of online text (Yates & Sumner, 1997), transcend the paper format and expand it into new structures. The purpose of this literature review is to explore how researchers have constructed the genre and subgenres of single-author diary weblogs within their research and to situate these forms in relation to established genres of paper diaries.

Personal narration is a common use of multimedia, as well as textual, weblog formats. By including and discussing multimedia blogs under the rubric of diary weblogs, this paper provides a broad classification and synthesis of the full range of diary blogging technologies currently in use. Following the literature review, the methodologies used most commonly in diary weblog research are discussed and critiqued; ethical issues associated with researching diary blogs are raised; and questions are articulated for future research.

A digital version of the paper is available here (700KB, PDF):
http://professional-lurker.com/linked/2008/quals/diary_weblog_genre.pdf

~~Advisory committee~~~

Chair: Susan Herring, Professor of Information Science
Member: John Paolillo, Associate Professor of Information Science and Informatics
Minor representative: Gary Ingersoll, Emeritus Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology and Pediatrics
Member: Norman Denzin, Research Professor of Communications, Sociology, Cinema Studies, and Criticism and Interpretive Theory (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
Member: Eric Peterson, Professor of Communication and Journalism (University of Maine)

Please inform Professor Herring (herring@indiana.edu) in advance if you plan to attend the defense.

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