January 28, 2014 in ELO, Press Release
ELO is pleased to announce the addition of 3 new members to its Board of Directors: Philippe Bootz, Leonardo Flores, and Rui Torres. These three scholar-artists bring a level of artistic and scholarly achievement and expertise that will help ELO grow and develop. In addition to their deep knowledge of the field, they bring to the board literary expertise in three language spheres (Spanish, Portuguese, and French), so ELO can help build networks of scholars and artists in those literary cultures.
Bios for these three excellent new members follow:
January 21, 2014 in Calls, ELO
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:
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January 8, 2014 in ELO, Events
You are cordially invited to a powerhouse e-lit reading at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago!
January 2, 2014 in ELO, Events, Press Release
This year’s MLA conference will feature an exhibit entitled “Pathfinders: Documenting the Experience of Early Digital Literature” organized by ELO President Dene Grigar and board member Stuart Moulthrop on the past and present of electronic literature. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the exhibit continues the tradition of curated works featured at MLA, one Grigar has been actively pursuing for several years. Below is the full press release.
December 21, 2013 in Calls, ELO, Events
Off-site e-lit reading at MLA
Flaxman Library Special Collections Reading Room
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Friday, Jan. 10, 8pm
Coordinated by Mark C. Marino
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!
October 13, 2013 in Calls, ELO, Events
September 23, 2013 in ELO, Events
ELO is proud to announce the launch of the 2013 conference “Chercher le texte” in Paris, 24-27 September, 2013. This marks the first international conference ELO has held, but the 5th conference since State of the Arts in 2002. The Paris conference features works from over 100 artists from 14 countries as well as a complete scholarly program of academic presentations. Events begin Sept 23 with a meeting of the CELL (Consortium on Electronic Literature) group, a debate and performances at Centre Pompidou.
With Paris as its backdrop, the wide variety of events will be held at historic cites in the coeur of Western Europe’s artistic body, including BPI – Centre Pompidou, Labo BnF | François-Mitterrand, École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD), and Le Cube – Centre de création numérique.
August 3, 2013 in ELO, Events
As we move along the road to ELO Paris 2013 “Chercher Le Texte,” the organizers are tantalizing us with some of the scenes to come.
Recently, the working version of the conference program has appeared online. Running Monday, September 23 till Friday, September 27, the conference will feature an international gathering of artists and critics.
July 2, 2013 in E-Lit Criticism, Press Release
Following up on their NEH Digital Humanities Start-up Grant, ELO President-elect Dene Grigar sends word of the Pathfinders project with first guest ELO board member Stuart Moulthrop:
“Pathfinders: Documenting the Experience of Early Digital Literature” is making its debut at Washington State University Vancouver July 8 – 9 in the Electronic Literature Lab in the Classroom building, room 210. Stuart Moulthrop, professor of English at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee and an innovator of electronic literature and hypertext fiction as both a theoretician and writer, will be the first guest. He will also lecture at 7 p.m. July 9 at Nouspace Gallery, 1005 Main St, Vancouver, Wash. The lecture, “Failure to Contain: Electronic Literature and the State of (Machine) Reading,” is free and open to the public.
May 17, 2013 in ELO, Press
Announcing an important national grant that will help scholars explore and archive early electronic literature:
The U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the Electronic Literature Organization a Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant amounting to $52,003 for an innovative historical effort involving the first generation of modern digital writing.
April 1, 2013 in ELO, Events
Following up their back-to-back exhibits at the Modern Language Association, ELO Vice President Dene Grigar and Kathi Inman Berens are bringing electronic literature to another hallowed venue that was formerly the primary proving grounds of print matter: the U.S. Library of Congress.
Running April 3-5, the exhibit, “Electronic Literature & Its Emerging Forms,” part of the “Electronic Literature Showcase,” features 27 works of electronic literature––dating from 1982 – 2013––by American authors, relevant printed works from the Library of Congress collections, readings by select authors featured in the exhibit and hands-on workshops for visitors.
March 2, 2013 in ELO, Events
Electronic Literature at the Kitchen
Where: The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011 (212) 255-5793.
When: 7pm, 3/25/13
Co-Sponsored by The Electronic Literature Organization
You are invited to an evening of born-digital writing showcasing a range of artistic practices.
February 28, 2013 in Calls, ELO
Alice van der Klei invites students to try their hand at translating electronic literature with an opportunity to have your translation published in bleuOrange and to be featured in a presentation at the ELO 2013 conference in Paris.
The special issue will include works by ELO President Nick Monfort and Board members Stuart Moulthrop, Scott Rettberg, and Mark Marino along with notable artists including JR Carpenter, Roderick Coover, Rodrigo De Toledo, Tal Halpern, Alexander Mouton, and Mark Marino.
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 ISSUE
Date of publication : September 22, 2013 - Presentation at ELO 2013, Paris, France, September 24-27, 2013
February 19, 2013 in ELO
ELO is pleased to announce several changes to the Board of Directors, including one new member.
Lori Emerson will be joining the board, Jessica Pressman will be assuming the role of Treasurer, and Noah Wardrip-Fruin will be stepping down from the board after serving as a director since 2003.