ELO and Siegen join forces

Siegen Beyond the Future
Siegen Beyond the Future

ELO announces two exciting connections with The University of Siegen, Germany!

1) The Conference:

Beyond the Screen: Transformations of Literary Structures, Interfaces and Genres

International conference at the Cultural Studies Research Center “Media Upheavals” University of Siegen, Germany, Artur-Woll-Haus, November 20-21, 2008 Organized by Professor Dr. Peter Gendolla and Dr. Jörgen Schäfer

The program can be found here:

The conference features many ELO members and affiliates: Roberto Simanowski, Kate Hayles, John Cayley, Noah Wardrip-Fruin, and ELO Director Joseph Tabbi.

2) The Collaboration:

The project group at Media Upheavals and the ELO have been collaborating since the summer of 2007. The Siegen database of Critical Works will be folded into the Electronic Literature Directory, version 2.0 that will be found on this site. In addition to collecting works, we are developing a recording format and metadata standard that will be portable and shared, and a model for literary archival projects web-wide.