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).
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?
Call for submissions
Dig-Lit Flow: Juried Reading at SLSA 2014
Saturday 4pm, October 11, 2014
Deadline: Sept. 12, 2014
Electronic literature brings its own unusual flows to the world of letters. Calling for submissions for a reading of digital lit that demonstrates the spectacular range of this innovative genre.
The Society for Literature Science and the Arts has been a long-standing center for scholarship on electronic literature. This year, electronic literature will be showcased in a juried showcase at the 2014 SLSA conference in Dallas, Texas. The event is co-sponsored by the Electronic Literature Organization (http://eliterature.org).
Potential genres include but are not limited to: electronic poetry, interactive narrative, literary video games, netprov, locative narrative, and literary generators.
Performances are limited to 10 minutes.
Submit 250-300-word description and links to markcmarino at gmail.com (Subject: elit at SLSA14). Descriptions should emphasize the performative nature of the presentation. Proposals should include the title and a short description of the work (including any links to your material), a plan for presentation, technology requirements, and a short (50 words) bio for each participant. Available technology will be audio, projector, and wifi.
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2014
Note: All participants must register for the SLSA conference and must be in attendance at the reading. No remote presentations will be accepted.
For more information, please write markcmarino at gmail
Call for Submissions
The Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) is now seeking submissions and nominations for Volume 3 of the Electronic Literature Collection. ELO was founded in 1999 and has released two collections, in 2006 and 2011. The third volume is slated for publication in 2016 and will continue to archive outstanding examples of electronic literature from an international community of practitioners. The goal of this volume is to represent the current state of electronic literature and to archive historically significant works from earlier generations.
From hypertext and kinetic poetry to ARGs and Twitter bots, we invite submissions from a wide range of fields. Electronic literature (or e-lit) thrives at the intersection of digital media and textuality. ELO offers a broad definition of e-lit as “works with important literary aspects that take advantage of the capabilities and contexts provided by the stand-alone or networked computer” (http://eliterature.org/what-is-e-lit/). For examples of the range of writing previously collected, Volume 1 and 2 are available at http://collection.eliterature.org. These earlier volumes were published under a Creative Commons license, distributed in physical storage media, and available open-access through a website. The ELC3 will follow a similar format.
Please submit your works and nominations online using this form, also embedded below. You may contact the editorial collective directly at: elcvol3 at g mail.
Entries in any language are welcome.
Kathi Inman Berens has posted a call for works for the Gallery of E-Literature First Encounters, an online gallery concurrent with the 2014 ELO Hold the Light Conference in Milwaukee. This is a high-profile opportunity for newcomers to the world of electronic literature to have their work featured. Deadline for submission Feb 15. The call follows the break:
Carrying on an MLA tradition, the Electronic Literature Organization is sponsoring an off-site reading of new works of digitally born literature. Priority will be given to work of high literary value and unforgettable, earth-shattering presentations. Artists new to electronic literature are especially encouraged to submit!
To participate, please send your proposals (200 words or less) and brief bio (150 words or less) for 10-minute presentations/performance. Sorry, no remote presentations via Skype or other video conferencing software.
Deadline for proposals Dec 31, 2013
Response by Jan. 3rd
email submissions to: markcmarino at g mail
Flaxman Library is located on the 6th floor, 37 S. Wabash St., Chicago, IL, 60603
Also, see this new video call for Media Arts Show, including a solicitation for the Virtual Gallery in Festival of e-Literature 1st Encounters (Feb 1, deadline).
Following on the heels of the 2013 Paris conference, here’s the call for 2014 in Milwaukee!
ELO 2014 Conference: Hold the Light
Milwaukee, WI (June 19-21, 2014)
The 2014 Electronic Literature Organization Conference will be held June 19-21, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with sessions on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In conjunction with the three-day conference, there will be a juried Media Arts Show, with exhibits at UWM.
For the Conference, proposals should address critical, reflective, or theoretical questions. Formats may include elements of demonstration or (brief) performance, in context of inquiry or analysis that goes beyond the work itself. Proposers are welcome to discuss their own work, under this requirement.
The Media Arts Show provides an occasion for extended display, performance, and presentation of original works. Please identify submissions for the Show as such.
We invite proposals of no more than 500 words, including a brief description of the content and format of the presentation, and contact information for the presenter(s). Describe any technical needs beyond standard screen projection and audio. Send proposals to eliterature2014 [at] gmail.com, using plain text format in the email, or attached as Word or PDF.
Proposals for the Conference will be reviewed by a Program Committee convened by the Conference Co-Chairs. Proposals for the Media Art Show will be reviewed by a jury chosen by the Media Arts Curator.
Proposals are requested by Friday, December 6, 2013
Program Committee Chairs
- Marjorie Luesebrink, Independent Artist (Co-Chair)
- Sandy Baldwin, West Virginia University (Co-Chair)
- Kathi Inman Berens, University of Southern California (Media Arts Curator)
All of the works will be translated into French for this special issue, but the contest offers a unique opportunity for students to show off their way with words. The full announcement follows.
Figura Concordia digital work translation contest
bleuOrange 07 – TRANSLATION ISSUEDate of publication : September 22, 2013 – Presentation at ELO 2013, Paris, France, September 24-27, 2013
Each year, Figura, the research centre on the text and the imaginary (Concordia University, Montreal) and the Department of French Studies at Concordia University, in collaboration with bleuOrange (www.
The works published in French in bleuOrange include image, text and sound. They are made for a screen interface and are characterized by hyperlinks and interactivity. The works must have literary content (text) and must adress one of the three disciplines studied at the Department of French Studies at Concordia University (literature, translation, language / linguistics).
2. TRANS.MISSION [A.DIALOGUE], JR Carpenter
3. Radio Salience, Stuart Moulthrop
4. End Game : A Cold War Love Story, Tal Halpern
5. Living Will, Mark Marino
6. Passing Through, Alexander Mouton
7. Three Rails Live, Roderick Coover, Nick Montfort & Scott Rettberg
This contest is open to students enrolled in a college or university in Quebec or elsewhere in a Francophone institute (full or part time), all members of a group must also meet these criteria.
You must send your intention to participate, a short CV and your choice of work for translation by 30 March 2013.
CONCOURS ÉTUDIANT – OEUVRE MÉDIATIQUE
Contact: figura at alcor.concordia.ca
or for any questions on the works themselves alice at labo-nt2 dot org
CFP: New Works on Electronic Literature and Cyberculture
CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 16.5
Deadline:March 1, 2013
Email to: mzalbidea [at] lasallecampus.es
This CFP is aimed at participants in the 2012 ELVA conference on Electronic Literature & other scholars of electronic literature. Participants can submit their conference papers, but all relevant critical works will be considered. The selected papers will be published on New Works on Electronic Literature and Cyberculture of CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 16.5 (2014): (Purdue University Press ISSN 1481-4374). <http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/
Guest edited by Maya Zalbidea Paniagua (Universidad La Salle, Madrid), Asunción López Varela (Universidad Complutense, Madrid) and Mark C. Marino (University of Southern California), the theme of the special issue, in the context of digital humanities, is the critical, social, philosophical, gendered, and pedagogical aspects of electronic literature, digital art, and cyberculture.
Please send papers in 6000-7000 words to Maya Zalbidea at by March 1st 2013. Of particular interest are papers on cybertext/hypertext theory and application; hypertext fiction (flash fiction, e-poetry, digital storytelling, online graphic novels, etc.); game studies, net and video art; and gender, identity, race, and sexuality in cyberspace. For the style of the journal consult http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/
Articles published in the journal are double-blind peer reviewed and indexed, among others, in the Thomson Reuters ISI Arts and Humanities Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index.
For more information contact Maya Zalbidea Paniagua, Universidad La Salle, Madrid