Multilingual Digital Authorship Conference Program (3/8-9/18)

Here’s a sneak peek at the conference program for the Multilingual Digital Authorship conference at Lancaster University March 8-9, 2018.  The conference will feature familiar and new names from ELO’s international body of artists and scholars, reflecting on the topics of translation, poetics, tools, and more.

Multilingual Digital Authorship
Lancaster University, 8-9 March 2018

The inaugural symposium of The Creative Web of Languages (MEITS flexible funding project)

Thursday 8 March

– Erika Fülöp (Lancaster University): The Creative Web of Languages: An Opening
– Claire Larsonneur (Paris 8): Do android authors dream of multilingual sheep?

11.10-11.30 Coffee

11.30-13.00 Chair: Charlie Gere
– Saskia Huc-Hepher (University of Westminster): Hidden Histories in the Archived Web: Habitus Transformation & Hysteresis Potential among London-French Bloggers
– Marwa Elkhodairy (University of Central Lancashire): Digital Technologies and Translation as Tools of Activism 
– Yohanna Joseph Waliya (University of Calabar): Technolingualism and Multilingualism on The Web 3.0: A Case Study of the Usbek et Rica Blog

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-16.00 Chair: Erika Fülöp
– Maria Mencia (Kingston University): Hybrid Digital Poetics: A Cross-Fertilisation of Languages
– Alexandra Saemmer (Paris 8): Is there any way out of the Colony? The Capturing of Language by the Digital Machine, and Where Poetic Insurrection May Begin
– Serge Bouchardon (Université de Technologie de Compiègne): Proposing a Work of Digital Literature in Several Languages: Issues and Feedback

16.00-16.30 Coffee

16.30-18.00 Chair: Claire Larsonneur
– Stephanie Obermeier (University of Kent): “Josephine Baker is now Friends with Justin Timberlake”: Communication, Digital Narratives, and Knowledge Processing in Thomas Meinecke’s Lookalikes (2011)
– Claudia Zucca (Trinity College Dublin): Translingual Digital Texts: Antoine Cassar
– Khadija Belfarhi (University of Annaba): Pragmatic Functions of Emoticons in CMC

19.30 Dinner

Friday 9 March

9.45-11.00 Chair: Erika Fülöp
– Canan Marasligil: City in Translation: Exploring Languages in Urban Spaces
– Lou Sarabadzic: Née Lou Sarabadzic: Translating Digital Identities, a Bilingual Experience

11.00-11.30 Coffee

11.30-13.30 Chair: Johnny Unger
– Claire Taylor (University of Liverpool): Mixing Languages and Sources in Latin(o) American Digital Authors
– Emmanuela Patti (Royal Holloway): Performing Italian Authorship in the Digital Age: PluraL Identities and Hybrid Genres
– Odile Farge (Paris 8): Thinking Digital Creativity: Rhetorical Strategies and Authorship

13.30-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.45 Chair: Nathan Jones
– JR Carpenter: Straight Quotes, Square Brackets: Page-based Poetics Inflected with the Syntax and Grammar of Code Languages
– Amy Spencer (University of the West of England): Between Literary Spaces: The Languages of Ambient Literature

15.45-16.15 Coffee

16.15-18.15 Chair: Erika Fülöp
Roundtable discussion: Languages and the Digital Space
Claire Larsonneur
Claire Taylor
Paul Spence (King’s College London)
Rebecca Braun (Lancaster University)
Joe Deville (Lancaster University)
Astrid Nordin (Lancaster University)

18.15 (Open) Closure and Wine reception