[Milton-L] Re: Milton-L Digest, Vol 53, Issue 9

James Rovira jamesrovira at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 12:34:43 EDT 2011


Has IMSX considered moving to another location further south in Japan?

Jim R

On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 12:17 PM, Valerie Shepard <vacullen at gmail.com> wrote:

> It is not just radiation that is a concern.  We have heard from some
> students at UCLA who have families in Japan that there have been blackouts
> in Tokyo of several hours a day and food shortages there, and major
> interruptions to public transportation in the city.  It would be good to
> know how that situation is going to be in the summer before making a final
> decision about the conference.
>
> Best wishes,
> Valerie Shepard
>
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>>   4. RE: IMS10 (Jameela Lares)
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>> Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2011 21:44:41 +0000
>> From: miriammansur at terra.com.br
>> Subject: [Milton-L] IMS10
>> To: <milton-l at richmond.edu>
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>>  Dear List Members,
>>  I would like to share some fear that we Brazilians are having about
>> IMS10. To get the financial support for the event, we have to start
>> the process now, and, after the disaster in Japan, we are doubtful of
>> our going. Unfortunately, Japan has suffered a lot and the recovering
>> of such a disgrace takes time to occur. Besides, there is the risk of
>> radiation, and of course, we are afraid of the exposure to it. I would
>> like to know how you are feeling about going to Japan this year. The
>> IMS10 is an opportunity of learning and meeting all of you, which we
>> cannot miss. However, we have to confess we are quite insecure. How
>> about you all, have you been suffering such kind of anxiety? Sorry, if
>> I am using the forum to discuss such a thing, but we feel that this
>> may be affecting us all.
>>  I would appreciate if you could do with some help on this issue.
>>  Special thanks,
>>  Miriam Mansur
>>  UFMG/BRAZIL
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>> Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2011 15:37:53 -0700 (PDT)
>> From: Horace Jeffery Hodges <jefferyhodges at yahoo.com>
>> Subject: Re: [Milton-L] IMS10
>> To: John Milton Discussion List <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
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>> I intend to go to Japan, but since I live in Japan's neighbor Korea, my
>> decision
>> might not carry much weight.
>>
>> I think that we'll have to see what happens with those reactors. If they
>> should
>> meltdown completely (though that danger seems past), then I'd reconsider
>> my
>> intention.
>>
>> The radiation in Tokyo is rather minor, from what I've read.
>>
>>
>> Jeffery Hodges
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ________________________________
>> From: "miriammansur at terra.com.br" <miriammansur at terra.com.br>
>> To: milton-l at richmond.edu
>> Sent: Wed, April 6, 2011 2:44:41 PM
>> Subject: [Milton-L] IMS10
>>
>> Dear List Members,
>>
>> I would like to share some fear that we Brazilians are having about IMS10.
>> To
>> get the financial support for the event, we have to start the process now,
>> and,
>> after the disaster in Japan, we are doubtful of our going.
>> Unfortunately, Japan
>> has suffered a lot and the recovering of such a disgrace takes time
>> to occur.
>> Besides, there is the risk of radiation, and of course, we are afraid of
>> the
>> exposure to it. I would like to know how you are feeling about going to
>> Japan
>> this year. The IMS10 is an opportunity of learning and meeting all of you,
>> which we cannot miss. However, we have to confess we are quite insecure.
>> How
>> about you all, have you been suffering such kind of anxiety? Sorry, if I
>> am
>> using the forum to discuss such a thing, but we feel that this may be
>> affecting us all.
>>
>> I would appreciate if you could do with some help on this issue.
>>
>> Special thanks,
>>
>> Miriam Mansur
>> UFMG/BRAZIL
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>> Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2011 20:09:05 -0400
>> From: "Duran, Angelica A" <duran0 at purdue.edu>
>> Subject: Re: [Milton-L] IMS10
>> To: John Milton Discussion List <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
>> Message-ID: <C9C278E1.6CEF%duran0 at purdue.edu>
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>> Dear Miriam,
>>
>> Thank you for sharing your concern.  I add my thoughts, even though, as
>> some on this list know, I was waiting until about April 15 to draft an
>> e-letter to the organizers to alert them to the behind-the-scenes
>> conversations that lead me to believe that many panelists may begin to
>> decline to attend, either because of personal concerns or the prohibitions
>> of some universities I have not double-checked my university’s current
>> stance yet, but I know they had all study-abroad students return home,
>> without exception.  I thought to wait until April 15 because I believed that
>> would give universities and individuals to have more of a sense of the
>> stability of the ground and the nuclear power plant, yet still give the IMSX
>> organizers enough time to find a location, still in Japan, but further from
>> the continuing aftershocks, some still 6.0 magnitude and from the unknown
>> but strong risk of radiation from the nuclear power-plants.  Kyoto seems
>> like a good candidate. Once panelists start !
>>  pulling out, there is indeed a snowball effect: why go to a conference
>> when the panels one wanted to attend are cancelled or such?
>>
>> I hope others will share their thoughts on this important conference to
>> help ensure its success, safety, and strong attendance.
>>
>> Many thanks.
>>
>> Adios,
>>
>> Angelica Duran
>> Associate Professor, English and Comparative Literature
>> Director, Religious Studies Program
>> Purdue University
>> 500 Oval Drive / Heavilon Hall
>> West Lafayette, Indiana 47907
>> U.S.A.
>> <duran0 at purdue.edu>
>> <http://www.cla.purdue.edu/english/directory/index.cfm?personid=80>
>> <http://www.cla.purdue.edu/religious-studies/>
>>
>>
>> On 4/6/11 5:44 PM, "miriammansur at terra.com.br" <miriammansur at terra.com.br>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Dear List Members,
>>
>> I would like to share some fear that we Brazilians are having about IMS10.
>> To get the financial support for the event, we have to start the process
>> now, and, after the disaster in Japan, we are doubtful of our going.
>> Unfortunately, Japan has suffered a lot and the recovering of such a
>> disgrace takes time to occur. Besides, there is the risk of radiation, and
>> of course, we are afraid of the exposure to it. I would like to know how you
>> are feeling about going to Japan this year. The IMS10 is an opportunity of
>> learning and meeting all of you, which we cannot miss. However, we have to
>> confess we are quite insecure. How about you all, have you been suffering
>> such kind of anxiety? Sorry, if I am using the forum to discuss such a
>> thing, but we feel that this may be affecting us all.
>>
>> I would appreciate if you could do with some help on this issue.
>>
>> Special thanks,
>>
>> Miriam Mansur
>> UFMG/BRAZIL
>>
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>> Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2011 06:04:41 -0500
>> From: Jameela Lares <Jameela.Lares at usm.edu>
>> Subject: RE: [Milton-L] IMS10
>> To: John Milton Discussion List <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
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>> Miriam,
>>
>> As you probably know, the organizers sent out a message that they are
>> going to go ahead with plans for the conference but will cancel it if
>> necessary.  Unless that happens, I will be going.
>>
>> Tokyo suffered only light damage from the earthquake. The dangerous
>> radiation area as of 3/15 (the last news story on it that I can find) was
>> within 30 km of the reactor, though the US military moved people its people
>> 50 km away.  Tokyo is 250 km away.
>>
>> Jameela Lares
>> Professor of English
>> The University of Southern Mississippi
>> 118 College Drive, #5037
>> Hattiesburg, MS  39406-0001
>> 601 266-4319 ofc
>> 601 266-5757 fax
>> ________________________________________
>> From: milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu [
>> milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu] On Behalf Of
>> miriammansur at terra.com.br [miriammansur at terra.com.br]
>> Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 4:44 PM
>> To: milton-l at richmond.edu
>> Subject: [Milton-L] IMS10
>>
>> Dear List Members,
>>
>> I would like to share some fear that we Brazilians are having about IMS10.
>> To get the financial support for the event, we have to start the process
>> now, and, after the disaster in Japan, we are doubtful of our going.
>> Unfortunately, Japan has suffered a lot and the recovering of such a
>> disgrace takes time to occur. Besides, there is the risk of radiation, and
>> of course, we are afraid of the exposure to it. I would like to know how you
>> are feeling about going to Japan this year. The IMS10 is an opportunity of
>> learning and meeting all of you, which we cannot miss. However, we have to
>> confess we are quite insecure. How about you all, have you been suffering
>> such kind of anxiety? Sorry, if I am using the forum to discuss such a
>> thing, but we feel that this may be affecting us all.
>>
>> I would appreciate if you could do with some help on this issue.
>>
>> Special thanks,
>>
>> Miriam Mansur
>> UFMG/BRAZIL
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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