CFP: International Conference on Digital Media and Textuality (5 July; 3-5 Nov 2016)

June 10, 2016 in Calls, Conference, ELO

CFP: International Conference on Digital Media and Textuality
3rd to 5th November 2016, Universität Bremen, Germany
Conference chair: Dr. Daniela Côrtes Maduro
Deadline for Submissions: 5 July 2016
Website: https://digmediatextuality.wordpress.com/

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Carlos Reis, Director of the Centre for Portuguese Literature, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Dene Grigar, President of the Electronic Literature Organization, Washington State University Vancouver, USA
Joseph Tabbi, Electronic Book Review (EBR) Editor in Chief, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Manuel Portela, Director of the Materialities of Literature Program, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Maria Mencia, ELO Board of Directors, University of Kingston, United Kingdom
Scott Rettberg, ELMCIP project leader, University of Bergen, Norway

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ELO 2016 Begins!

June 10, 2016 in Calls, ELO

ELO2016 LogoELO 2016 at University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
http://elo2016.com
#ELO16, #DHSI2016

Over 190 participants have arrived from around the world to Victoria, Canada for the 2016 international conference of the Electronic Literature Organization now underway,  the largest ELO conference to date.

This year, the conference runs between two weeks of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI2016),  specifically its e-lit seminars.  Participants of DHSI are encouraged to join the conference for the weekend or with a special discounted day-pass.  This cohabitation of the events has led to one of the largest gatherings around electronic literature ever.

ELO 2016 offers a conference and a festival, featuring panels, workshops, artists talks, performancesscreenings, sound installations, and an exhibition.  The conference is also showcasing the winners of the 4Humanities “Shout Out for the Humanities” contest.

Participants will have the opportunity to interact with artists and scholars, and discuss ELO itself at our town hall event. Also, during Saturday night’s banquet, the 2016 ELO Prize will be awarded, with the N. Katherine Hayles award given to a scholarly work and the Robert Coover Award going to a creative work produced in the past 18 months.

If you cannot join us in person, join us online at the website, on Twitter, or on Facebook. You can also hear artifacts from previous ELO events on radioELO.  Whether here in Victoria or somewhere in cyberspace, you can feel the buzz of this weekend’s conference as literature becomes electrified.

Meet ELO’s New Communication Team

May 19, 2016 in ELO

As ELO continues to grow and develop as an organization, we have an increasing number of activities and opportunities to share with our members and the world at large.  To keep information flowing, we are expanding our communications group.

Meet the new communications team! Jeneen NajiÉlika Ortega, and Mia Zamora will be joining to help coordinate our social media and email communications.  Mark Marino will continue as Director of Communications.   Get to know our team, while they are getting to know you and your work!

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Mark Sample Joins ELO Board

May 17, 2016 in ELO

ELO is pleased to announce that Mark Sample will be joining the Board of Directors.  Mark is a well-established scholar in the field of digital humanities and is also an author of works of electronic literature, including “Takei, George, which was published in the Electronic Literature Collection, volume 3.  ELO now has a full 20-person Board as we head into the annual conference!

 

Mark Sample is an Associate Professor of Digital Studies at Davidson College, a liberal arts college just north of Charlotte, North Carolina. Mark’s teaching and research focuses on algorithmic culture, new media, and videogames. His examination of the representation of torture in videogames appeared in Game Studies, and he has a chapter called “Code” in the forthcoming Debugging Game History (MIT Press, 2016). Mark’s critique of the digital humanities’ approach to contemporary literature is a chapter in Debates in the Digital Humanities (University of Minnesota Press, 2012). Mark also co-authored 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1));: GOTO 10, a collaborative book about creative computing and the Commodore 64 (MIT Press, 2012). Mark’s creative work has appeared in The Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 3, as well as several exhibitions, including “Electronic Literature: A Matter of Bits” at the Stedman Gallery of Rutgers University-Camden.

 

Anastasia Salter Joins ELO Board

April 25, 2016 in ELO

The Electronic Literature is pleased to welcome its newest Board Member Anastasia Salter. Anastasia has most recently served as an editor of the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 3 and brings expertise on interactive games, software platforms and much more.

Her full bio follows.

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April is ePoetry Month

April 1, 2016 in ELO, Events

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During the month of April, the USA celebrates National Poetry Month, a literary celebration inaugurated by theAcademy of American Poets in 1996. To join the celebrations, the Electronic Literature Organization and I ♥ E-Poetry will be publishing a calendar (below) to highlight e-poetry performance and publication events from around the world.

The ELC3 Bot will be featuring 54 works of e-poetrypublished in the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 3.

Don’t know what e-poetry is? Read Leonardo Flores’ definition.

The calendar below will be updated regularly during the month of April. To add your events, publications, performances, etc to the calendar, please contact Leonardo Flores at leonardo.flores at upr.edu.

 

Launching The Electronic Literature Collection, vol. 3

February 18, 2016 in ELO, New E-Lit

Screenshot of ELC3

Electronic Literature Collection, vol. 3

Announcing the publication of the Electronic Literature Collection Volume 3, which launched today at an event at the Stedman Art Gallery at Rutgers University, Camden. This third volume features 114 works from 26 countries in 13 languages. The latest collection, drawn from over 500 submitted and solicited works, represents a wide range of forms and styles, including poem generators, bots, interactive fiction, mobile apps, and more.

According to co-editor Anastasia Salter, “With the ELC3, we saw an opportunity to expand the common definitions of electronic literature to embrace new frontiers in mobile, gaming, and experimental art produced by communities working outside of traditional academic and literary spaces.”

The features works languages include: Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Norwegian, and Swedish. These innovative works hail from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, the UK, and the United States.

As a snapshot of the field in this moment, the collection is designed to feature new and established voices in handcrafted HTML or computer-generated verse.  The works feature stunning visuals, engaging interaction, and immersive environs, stretching the boundaries of the possible for literary endeavors.

ELC3 was edited by Stephanie Boluk, Leonardo Flores, Jacob Garbe, and Anastasia Salter with the assistance of an international advisory board.

This evening’s event at Rutgers-Camden marks the publication of the online version.  The physical copy (on a USB drive) will be released at our international conference in Victoria this summer.

See all three of the collections here: http://collection.eliterature.org

4Humanities “Shout Out for the Humanities” Contest

February 4, 2016 in Awards, Calls, ELO

4Humanities
“Shout Out for the Humanities” Contest

info:http://4humanities.org/contest/

Your submission to this contest should answer such questions as: Why is studying the humanities–e.g., history, literature, languages, philosophy, art history, media history, and culture–important to you? To society? How would you convince your parents, an employer, a politician, or others that there is value in learning the humanities?

Who: Enter if you are an undergraduate or graduate student, an individual or team, from any nation.

What: Your submission will be judged by an international panel of distinguished judges for message, quality, and impact no matter your medium or format. Possible submissions include: essay (less than 2,000 words), video, digital work, poster, cartoon, song, art, short story, interview. See our Contest Kit for ideas, resources, and tools.

*Special note for digital artists: the contest encourages submissions in any format or medium, including digital or online ones.

Instructors and Educational Leaders: Want to organize a “creativity workshop” to incubate submissions by your students? See Workshops and Contest Kit for ideas. 4Humanities.org will create an online showcase specifically for your students’ work.

When: Submissions by March 1, 2016.

Prizes: Winners will receive the following awards, and will be published on the 4Humanities.org site:

  • Undergraduate Students: 1st US$1,000 — 2nd US$700 — 3rd US$300
  • Graduate Students: 1st US$1,000 — 2nd US$700 — 3rd US$300

- See more at: http://4humanities.org/contest/#sthash.IYRpaaid.dpuf

Call for Submission: 2016 ELO Prize (Feb 1-28, 2016)

January 19, 2016 in Awards, Calls, ELO

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Call for the 2016 ELO Prize
(Feb 1-28, 2016 Submission Period)

See Full Details Here

The Electronic Literature Organization is proud to offer the following two prestigious awards, “The Robert Coover Award for a Work of Electronic Literature” and “The N. Katherine Hayles Award for Criticism of Electronic Literature.”

“The Robert Coover Award for a Work of Electronic Literature” is an award given for the best work of electronic literature of any length or genre. Bestowed by the Electronic Literature Organization and funded through a generous donation from supporters and members of the ELO, this annual prize aims to recognize creative excellence. The Prize for “1st Place” comes a $1000 award, with a plaque showing the name of the winner and an acknowledgement of the achievement, and a one-year membership in the Electronic Literature Organization at the Associate Level. One prize for “Honorary Mention” is awarded and consists of a plaque showing the name of the winner and an acknowledgement of the achievement, and a one-year membership in the Electronic Literature Organization at the Associate Level.

“The N. Katherine Hayles Award for Criticism of Electronic Literature” is an award given for the best work of criticism, of any length, on the topic of electronic literature. Bestowed by the Electronic Literature Organization and funded through a generous donation from N. Katherine Hayles and others, this annual prize recognizes excellence in the field. The Prize for “1st Place” comes a $1000 award, with a plaque showing the name of the winner and an acknowledgement of the achievement, and a one-year membership in the Electronic Literature Organization at the Associate Level. One prize for “Honorary Mention” is awarded and consists of a plaque showing the name of the winner and an acknowledgement of the achievement, and a one-year membership in the Electronic Literature Organization at the Associate Level

Deadlines

Nomination Submissions Period:  February 1-February 28, 2016
Jury Deliberations:  February 29-April 15, 2016
Award Announcement:  ELO Conference Banquet, Victoria, B.C., June 11, 2016

For more information about the Coover Award, contact Maria Mencia, Co-Chair, The Electronic Literature Organization 2016 International Prize, mariamencia2@gmail.com; for more information about the Hayles Award, contact Rob Wittig, Co-Chair, The Electronic Literature Organization 2016 International Prize, wit@robwit.net.

CFP: ELO 2016: Next Horizons (11/15/15; 6/10-12/16) Victoria, B.C.

October 12, 2015 in Calls, Conference, ELO

Next Horizons: ELO 2016


10-12 June 2016
University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C.
Deadline for Scholarly Activities & Media Art Festival Works: November 15, 2015
Click here for the Submissions Form

At the annual conference held in Bergen, Norway in August 2015, ELO explored “the end(s) of electronic literature,” construed broadly as the contours, edges, and boundaries of the field and practice. This year the ELO 2016 Conference & Media Art Festival asks now, What’s next? What investigations, interventions, and creations lie beyond the horizons of born digital writing?

“Next Horizons,” the ELO 2016 Conference & Media Art Festival, looks to answer these questions with the intentional connection, integration, and expansion of electronic literature into the Digital Humanities through a partnership between the Electronic Literature Organization and the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI). ELO 2016 takes place at the University of Victoria, in Victoria, B.C. where over 750 scholars convene each year at DHSI to learn and expand their knowledge of DH tools, methods, and criticism. Taking place from 10-12 June and co-chaired by Drs. Dene Grigar and Ray Siemens, ELO 2016 will feature critical papers and artistic works of electronic literature. Additionally, because collocating the conference and art festival within DHSI presents the unique opportunity for collaborations between the two communities that may result in new knowledge about electronic literature and DH, it also offers opportunities––new formats and approaches to the conference––that take advantage of this affordance.

Opportunities for Participation

ELO 2016 emphasizes both scholarship and creative activities. All events will be peer-reviewed and juried by scholars and artists with expertise in the specific area reflected in the topic or method. Comments will be sent to all who submit a proposal or work. For more information, contact Dene Grigar, President, ELO, dgrigar@mac.com.
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