ELO-DHSI Summer Courses (June 2015)

ELO-DHSI Summer Courses (6/1-5; 6/8-12; 6/15-19 2015)

We are pleased to announce that the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) will be partnering with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) to offer opportunities for members to participate in the series of DH courses at the University of Victoria that takes place from June 1st-5th 2015, June 8th-12th 2015, and June 15th-19th 2015.

Registration for DHSI is now open. This year will see an expansion from the regular one-week Institute to three weeks of courses, in part to support those enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities at U Victoria. Participants may choose to attend one, two, or all three week-long workshops. In 2015, 40 courses ranging from old favourites to exciting first-time ventures will be offered. Each week of DHSI will include a week-long training workshop, and the core week (June 8th-12th) will also include morning colloquia, lunchtime unconferences, and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions. Throughout the institute, keynote lectures will be given by Malte Rehbein (U Passau), David Hoover (NYU), Claire Warwick (UC London), and Constance Crompton (UBC Okanagan).

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CFP: ELO 2015 Bergen, Norway

UPDATED: New Deadline: Jan 7, 2015
ELO Conference PosterCall for Contributions: ELO 2015 Conference – Bergen, Norway
The End(s) of Electronic Literature

The 2015 Electronic Literature Organization conference and festival will take place August 5-7th 2015. The conference website is at: http://conference.eliterature.org. The conference will be hosted by the Bergen Electronic Literature research group at the University of Bergen, Norway with sessions at venues including the University of Bergen, Det Akademiske Kvarteret, the Bergen Public Library, the University of Bergen Arts library, and local arts venues. Bergen is Norway’s second-largest city, known as the gateway to the fjords, a festival city and cultural center with a lively and innovative arts scene.


The deadline for submissions of research, workshop, and arts proposals is Jan 7, 2015.



The theme of the 2015 Electronic Literature Organization conference and festival is “The End(s) of Electronic Literature.” This theme plays on several different meanings of “ends.” Topics the conference papers and works will explore include:

Is “electronic literature” a transitional term that will become obsolete as literary uses of computational media and devices become ubiquitous? If so, what comes after electronic literature?

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CFP: E-Poetry 2015: Buenos Aires

Submissions: Jan. 7, 2015 — Early Registration: March 15, 2015

The Heart is the Capital of the Mind— / The Mind is a single State—
The Heart and the Mind together make / A single Continent—
— Emily Dickinson

DEDICATED TO THE CONCEPT THAT THERE EXISTS ONE COLLECTIVE WORLDWIDE CONTEXT FOR DIGITAL LITERATURE — not a community by necessity broken into divisions by sea or isthmus or region — and continuing its biennial calendar to enable participants time to develop work suited to the uniquely celebratory spirit of this festival and conference, E-Poetry is pleased to present its Call For Proposals for its conference in Buenos Aires, June 9-12, 2015, the first ongoing electronic literature series to be held in South America! We celebrate greater community, new voices, and new contexts!

Proposals for Scientific/Scholarly Papers (15 minutes) or Creative (Performances/Readings/Hybrid Talks  of 15 or 30 minutes) or Media Exhibitions (Installations/Video/Hybrid Works) including: (1) full name and affiliation (academic  or independent artist); (2) two-line program listing (if full description is in Spanish or Portuguese, please also include two-line program listing in English); (3) 250 word description; and (4) technical needs/precise set-up time for proposed presentation. Indicate category of submission. Conference languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese (simultaneous translation). Of greatest interest are literary explorations, new poetics, e-lit across borders and languages, and emergent connections with Latin America. Whether scholarly, poetically inspired, or interwoven critical/artistic works, we seek your presentations and performances! Special thanks to Claudia Kozak, Local Facilitator. ALL proposals, with subject line “E-Poetry 2015 Proposal” MUST be sent to emerginglanguagepractices [at] gmail.com with a cc: to Laura Shackelford, E-POETRY [ 2015 ] Proposals Coordinator (lxsgla [at] rit.edu). Proposal Committee listed below. Updated info available at E-POETRY 2015 (http://epc.buffalo.edu/e-poetry/2015). Due to the highly competitive nature of E-Poetry, early submission is encouraged.

DEADLINE: Proposals for scientific/scholarly papers or performances/readings/hybrid talks: Jan. 7, 2015; notifications of acceptance by Feb. 15, 2015. Early registration deadline is March 15, 2015. (Note: Latin America participants, inquire about special scholarships for E-Poetry 2015 participation!)

Please see the EPC (http://epc.buffalo.edu), or the attached, for full details!

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Summer eReading: La valeur heuristique de la littérature numérique

New Scholarly text by Serge BouchardonEven as some of us return to our studies, our Summer eReading continues with this French work of scholarship by Serge Bouchardon: La valeur heuristique de la littérature numérique.

Based in Paris, Bouchardon has been a long time friend of ELO. In addition to his critical work, his creative works have been celebrated at a variety of ELO events including the recent New Media Gallery in Milwaukee.


Literary writing with and for the computer has been around for over half a century. This literature is part of well-known genealogical lines: combinatorial writing and writing with constraints, fragmentary writing, audio and visual writing. Whether it is in the form of hyperfictions, animated poems, generative or collaborative works, digital literary creation is now flourishing, especially online.

Because it is at the intersection of literary, communication, epistemological and pedagogical issues, digital literature is a particularly fruitful object.  The heuristic value of digital literature is what allows you to question and reevaluate certain notions (author, text, narrative, materiality, figure, memory…), but  it is also what opens up avenues for the field of digital writing.


Serge Bouchardon graduated in literature from the Sorbonne University (France).  After working as a project manager in the educational software industry, he wrote his dissertation on interactive literary narrative and is currently Professor in Communication Sciences at the University of Technology of Compiegne (France). His research focuses on digital creation, in particular digital literature.

As an author, he is interested in the unveiling of interactivity. The creation Loss of Grasp (http://lossofgrasp.com/) won the New Media Writing Prize 2011.

Research: http://www.utc.fr/~bouchard/
Creation: http://www.sergebouchardon.com/