ELO Fellowship Call for Applications


The ELO is continuing its expansion of scholarly activity, creative, and curatorial practices with the appointment of four graduate and early career Research & Creative Fellows for 2023, each of whom will be awarded a $500 stipend along with a one-year ELO membership. The awards will be announced at the ELO2023 Conference in Coimbra. In the coming month, we’ll be welcoming applicants who will be working with established ELO scholars and practitioners on a variety of ELO projects, such as the Electronic Literature Directory (http://directory.eliterature.org), CELL (www.cellproject.net), The Digital Review (http://www.thedigitalreview.com), the electronic book review (https://electronicbookreview.com ), and The NEXT (https://the-next.eliterature.org/). Each of the Fellows will be expected to complete a minimum of two encyclopedic ELD entries during the term of their appointment. Fellows can also work with their supervisors to develop metadata for works in collections, creating content for the works’ exhibition spaces, writing descriptions of works in the collections or the collections themselves. 

The ELO celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for the benefit of our whole community. Therefore, we actively encourage applications from individuals who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, and come from broad geographic, ethnic, and language backgrounds. We ask all applicants to consult our ELO Code of Conduct: https://eliterature.org/about/code-of-conduct/. Linguistic diversity will be particularly useful as our Fellows translate works in many languages from our growing consortium of e-lit databases. 

Applications should include a cv and one-page description of the candidate’s qualifications and approach to e-Lit scholarship. These can be sent to joseph.tabbi@uib.no.

Unconference 17-18 January 2023

As part of the annual New Media Writing Prize, for the first time, we are hosting a fully online 2-day “unconference” symposium, 17-18 Jan 2023, hosted by BU in partnership with with the Prize and the British Library. The Unconference will culminate in the awards evening for the New Media Writing Prize on 18 January 2023.

NMWP Unconference Theme: Social Good

How can we change our world with our digital art and literature?

Our unconference call for proposals sought creative approaches to conference activities: events, works, and activities that aim to serve a social purpose (such as projects aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals): “Digital Literature for Social Good”. Activist projects, works for education and sustainability, events to brainstorm new digital lit approaches to improving society and culture—it’s all fair game. How can we change our world with our art and literature?

Over the past couple of months, we’ve put together a fantastic two days of discussions, workshops, artists’ talks, and brainstorming sessions. (See the schedule here.)

Join us!

Registration is open to those who would like to attend and participate in these creative sessions.

Please also join us for the ultimate event in our NMWP Unconference, the New Media Writing Prize Awards Evening, which is free and open to the public. Our keynote is Deena Larsen, creator of Marble SpringsModern Moral Fairy Tale, and other frequently studied and taught works of electronic literature. The 2021 NMWP winner, Joannes Truyens for Neurocracy, will give a featured talk, and awards will be given for the Chris Meade Memorial Main Prize, the Journalism Prize, Student Prize, and the Opening Up Prize (which is still open for voting here!).

We hope to see you there!