The ELO is pleased to announce the editorial collective of the fourth volume of the Electronic Literature Collection (ELC4). Board member Rui Torres will be joined by Kathi Inman Berens, Mia Zamora, and John Murray. The collective was chosen from among 23 self-nominated volunteers, through an open call circulated this Summer.
The three previous volumes, published in 2006, 2011, and 2016, serve as excellent starting points for investigations into digital literature, and are available free online at http://collection.eliterature.org/
Stay tuned for more news about the call and the timeline for the ELC4, which is planned to be published in 2021.
Below are bios for ELC4 editorial collective:
- Rui Torres is Associate Professor of Communication Sciences at University Fernando Pessoa, Portugal. He is the director of the book series Cibertextualidades (Ed. UFP) and one of the editors of the Electronic Literature Series (Bloomsbury Publishing). An author of electronic literature, he created and coordinates the Digital Archive of Portuguese Experimental Poetry (https://www.po-ex.net). His poems, essays, and critical writings are available at https://www.telepoesis.net
- Kathi Inman Berens is Assistant Professor of Book Publishing and Digital Humanities at Portland State University English Department. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Bergen’s Digital Culture Research Group, and she curates and researches electronic literature. More info @ https://kathiiberens.com/ and on Twitter @kathiiberens.
- John Murray is Assistant Professor of Games and Interactive Media Department at the Nicholson School of Communication and Media of the University of Central Florida. He is a practitioner, researcher, and developer in the space of emerging media and electronic literature. He can be found on twitter as @lucidbard or at lucidbard.com.
- Mia Zamora is Associate Professor of English at Kean University (NJ) where she directs the Masters of Arts in Writing Studies Program. She is a digital humanist and a #connectedlearning scholar who designs/facilitates learning networks for creative scholarship on the open web. She was recently the Fulbright Scholar of Digital Culture at the University of Bergen, Norway. Her work is described at her website: http://miazamoraphd.com/ and she can be found on twitter @miazamoraphd.
I am thrilled to see such a talented team in charge of this key publication for our organization and community. The perspectives, strengths, ideas, and sensibilities each editor brings to the table will undoubtedly result in a collection that will capture this moment in e-lit while doing justice to the growth and diversity of languages, backgrounds, and practices that we aspire to in our field. As with previous collections, the editorial collective has complete editorial control over their volume, and the ELO Board of Directors and community will help support them in their mission, by disseminating their calls, volunteering our expertise, and funding editorial retreats for the team to deliberate and assemble the ELC4. I can’t wait to see the results!