CFP: iDMAa + IMS Conference “<code> HumanSystems / Digital Bodies”

The International Digital Media and Arts Association and Miamai University’s Center for Interactive Media Studies invite paper submisssions to the 2006 iDMAa + IMS Conference, to be held April 6-8, 2006 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

The conference, which will include refereed paper panels, discussion workshops, gallery talks, and performances, will be organized around nine “tracks” addressing various aspects of code. For the complete call, visit the conference website. Submissions are due by November 23, 2005 to Peg FaimonM, program chair.

While visiting the iDMA site, check out the current issue of the iDMA journal, a special issue on game studies, featuring Espen Aarseth on “Game Studies: What is it good for?”

CFP: Digital Games and Learning

There is still time to submit essays to Learning, Media and Technology’s special issue on “Digital Games and Learning”. The deadline for submissions has been extended to October 31, 2005. Guest editors Liam Murray and Cathlena Martin seek interdisciplinary contributions on any aspect of digital games and learning from early years to higher education, as well as in the home, the community, and the workplace, including:

–The role of edutainment in formal contexts
–Informal learning and digital games
–Young people as creators of digital games
–The impact of learning on multi-player digital games and online communities
–New pedagogies for integrating digital games within formal curricula
–Digital games and media literacy

For information on submission guidelines, contact Trish Gladdis at the Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Ghost City

ghost cityGhost City is a labyrinthine environment through which viewers can navigate. They can either follow the linear narrative that unfolds by moving from page to page, or they can delve into the non-linear chaos of random links. Each space is made up of appropriated images and texts.

Ithaca College, Creative/Electronic Writing Job

The Department of Writing at Ithaca College announces a search for a full-time, tenure-eligible position in creative writing (fiction) beginning August 16, 2006. Qualifications: MFA or Ph.D. in creative writing, or equivalent degree by June 2006; a documented publishing record in fiction; and college-level experience teaching fiction and first-year composition. Ability to teach in one or more of the following areas required: advanced composition, creative nonfiction, electronic or experimental fiction, gender-based writing, introductory creative writing, personal narrative, poetics, or writing from cultural experience. Offering one of the nation’s few comprehensive bachelor’s degrees in writing, we encourage our 170 majors to question and transcend the boundaries of genres, even as we provide important service courses to the college. As we continue to enrich our curriculum, we seek a colleague who will help us prepare students to write for and contribute to a global society. To learn more about our department, faculty, and curriculum, visit: Interested individuals should apply online at and attach a cover letter and a vita.

Announcing Digital Humanities Quarterly: New Venue for Published E-Lit

Announcing Digital Humanities Quarterly, a new open-access peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations and the Association for Computers and the Humanities. Below is the call for interactive media submissions. Please link and trackback to help us get the word out.

Call for Submissions (Interactive Media)

Digital Humanities Quarterly

Interactive Media submissions are invited for Digital Humanities Quarterly, a new open-access peer-reviewed online journal sponsored by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations and the Association for Computers and the Humanities. Submissions may be mailed to A web submission form will also be available soon.

We welcome material on all aspects of digital media in the humanities, and we encourage research creators to submit original interactive works for review. These works should be an original use of interactivity and design in educational, research, or creative communication. Suitable works could include (but are not limited to) original hypertext fiction, online educational applications or games, text analysis tools, interactive visualizations, streaming media work, and original interactive digital artwork.

We are also seeking articles representing original research in digital humanities, editorials, and reviews regarding any aspect of digital humanities (including humanities computing, new media, digital libraries, game studies, digital editing, pedagogy, hypertext and hypermedia, computational linguistics, markup theory, and related fields). A separate call for submissions will be posted for this area.

Submissions in all categories may be in traditional formats, or may be formally experimental. We welcome submissions that experiment with the rhetoric of the digital medium. We encourage the use of standards-based formats, but over time we will work to accommodate a wider range of media types and experimental functions.

All submissions will be peer reviewed.

For submission guidelines, please visit In particular, please note the requirements for the submissions of interactive media For articles, please note the new DHQauthor schema, a TEI-based schema for authoring, available for download together with stylesheets and documentation at

For further information, and to contact our editors, please visit

medi@terra Art and Technology Festival, Athens

medi@terra, the 7th international art and technology festival of the Fournos Center for Digital Culture invites submissions of papers and games on this year’s theme, “Games and Reality”. The festival and conference will take place December 7-11, 2005, in Athens, Greece. The deadline for submission of games and game demos, as well as abstracts for the “Games or Reality: the Challenge of Digital Culture” conference portion of the festival is October 30, 2005. Visit for the full call.

Duke University Postdoctoral Fellowship in “Interface”

The John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University invites applications for two residential postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities, each awarded for the one-year period beginning July 1, 2006 and ending June 30, 2007, and each offering a stipend of $40,000 plus full fringe benefits and access to a modest pool of research funds.

Of particular interest to Electronic Literature Organization members is the fellowship awarded in the Franklin Humanities Institute Franklin Seminar on “Interface.” This yearlong postdoctoral fellowship is funded by the Franklin Humanities Institute in collaboration with a national consortium called HASTAC (the Humanities Arts Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory). The fellowship is designed to support work on a scholarly research project, software design project, work of interactive digital art, or game-based learning project that address themes explored in the seminar. The post-doctoral fellow will attend the regular weekly meetings of the seminar, and either teach one class of her/his design in Duke University’s Information Studies & Information Sciences (ISIS) Program or undertake a “course equivalent” project, which may include participating in a collaborative project with students and faculty, and which will require the same amount of work as would a conventional teaching experience.

For full details, see the 2006-2007 Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowships page at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University.


AnchorheadThe rich, extensive world of the interactive fiction Anchorhead is inspired by H. P. Lovecraft. Gentry’s work offers hours of challenges, a detailed setting, textual fragments of evidence, and disturbing characters as it unfolds the horrifying secrets of a small New England town.

UC Santa Barbara Arnhold Postdoctoral Fellowship in Early Modern Literature and Media Technology

The UC Santa Barbara English Department invites applications for the Arnhold Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowship. This fellowship has a term of one year, but may be renewable for a second year. The fellowship offers recent recipients of the Ph.D. (awarded between January 1, 2003, and June 30, 2006) a unique opportunity to develop their research and teaching interests within the UCSB Early Modern Center; the UCSB Transcriptions Center for literature and the culture of information; and the UC system-wide Transliteracies Project on the technological, social, and cultural practices of online reading.

The fellowship is designed to attract a scholar who is not currently in a tenure track position and who works in some area of British literature 1500-1800 and directly addresses the material, technological, social, or aesthetic dimensions of literature as media. The Fellow’s research, for instance, might be related to such current fields as “history of the book,” “media archaeology”, or the technology of literature. We welcome candidates who have an interest in the relation between early media and contemporary digital new media supported by familiarity with some branch of digital media practice, as well as contributing to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

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