ELO Amplify Anti-Racism Fellowships (June 21)

In the spirit of protest, change, and justice, and in an attempt to further strengthen its EDI (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) framework, the Electronic Literature Organization invites applications for two dedicated Fellowships aimed to Amplify Anti-Racism: a creative and a scholarly one.

In line with its other five 2020/21 Fellowships, the two AAR Fellowships will be a one-year opportunity for early career applicants with strong interests in the area of anti-racist electronic literature and/or digital arts.

The creative Fellowship is intended for a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and Persons of Color) identifying digital creator whose work should aspire to use digital media in e-literary ways, but there is no technical skill requirement to apply. The successful applicant will receive mentorship and support. The scholarly Fellow will be undertaking activities in support of developing the ELO’s racially/ethnically inclusive and activist policies and projects. These may include, for example, identifying e-literature initiatives and creative works by BIPOC within ELO existing databases, curating the collection of works and criticism by BIPOC and/or related to racial justice and anti-racism, developing racially and ethnically diverse and inclusive ontologies for the ELO’s databases, and/or supporting the design and development of e-lit works promoting racial justice and anti-racism.

Both Fellowships will come with a $500 stipend and a one year ELO membership. The awardees will be announced during the virtual ELO conference in July.

One page letters of application, and short CV’s can be sent to the Fellowship committee chair, Astrid Ensslin (ensslin at ualberta.ca). Applicants for the creative Fellowship are further encouraged to include a portfolio link to samples of their work.

Deadline to apply: June 21st, 2020.

Call for ELO Research Fellows 2020/21 (May 31)

Call for ELO Research Fellows 2020/21
Deadline: May 31st, 2020

The ELO is expanding its scholarly activity, creative, and curatorial practices with the appointment of six graduate and early career Research Fellows for the academic year 2020/21, each of whom will be awarded a $500 stipend along with a one year ELO membership. Awards will be announced during the virtual ELO conference in July. In the coming months, 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 ELO Repository (https://elo-repository.org).

One page letters of application, and short CV’s can be sent to the ELD project director, Astrid Ensslin (ensslin at ualberta.ca).

Deadline to apply: May 31st

ELO Call for MLA abstracts

Call for Abstracts

We are calling for abstracts for a potential Special Session hosted by Electronic Literature Organization at the Modern Language Association’s convention to be held in Toronto from January 7-10, 2021.

Keeping in line with the convention theme, Persistence, the theme of this panel is “Persisting Literatures.” We are looking for abstracts, 250-words in length, for presentations that explore ways in which digital literary scholars and artists work to keep writing accessible to the public. Topics can include but are not limited to: preservation, taxonomies, software deprecation and upgrades, changing platforms, hardware challenges, archival practices, translation, economic resiliency, racial inequality, and environmental crisis.

Send proposals by March 20, 2020 to Dr. Dene Grigar, Washington State University Vancouver, dgrigar[at]wsu.edu.

ELC4 Deadline Extended (April 19)

EXTENSION:
New deadline April 19

The submission page is here.

We are extending the deadline for submissions to the Electronic Literature Collection Volume 4 to April 19th. We appreciate that the impact of COVID-19 as an international health emergency may prevent potential submissions from parts of the world affected, and so are extending the deadline to mid-April. If you have already submitted, you will have an option to revise or update your submission, and if you have not yet submitted, and have any issues with the submission process, including the video documentation, please reach out to us.

Video Documentation:

We have received a number of questions relating to the video documentation requirement, and so would like to provide some clarification. The file size limit is 100MB. Our recommendation is to record the work in a resolution no greater than 1200×768, and to use a codec based on the nature of the graphics in the work. We ask that you document at least a single traversal of the work if it is multicursal. This is so that we can make a decision on the work’s availability to future scholars and teachers in the case that the original platform is no longer viable. For some works, a traversal does not make sense, and so we are looking for documentation of the core features and essence of the work and its contributions. For a VR work, this could include a recording of a session, though it is important such sessions are long enough to represent the work and not simply function as a trailer for the work.

We are grateful to everyone who has submitted and who plan to submit, and hope that everyone is able to take appropriate measures during this pandemic.

ELC4 Electorial Collective

ELC 4: Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions

Electronic Literature Collection Volume 4
Accepting submissions: 17 December 2019 – 15 March 2020
pdf version

The Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) seeks submissions for Volume 4 of the Electronic Literature Collection.

From Twine games to “physical” literature, remixes to hypertext, kinetic poetry to ARGs and Twitter bots, all types of digital literary submissions are welcome. Electronic literature (or e-lit) thrives at the intersection of digital media and textuality. The ELO offers a broad definition of e-lit as “works with important literary aspects that take advantage of the capabilities and contexts provided by the stand-alone or networked computer” (https://eliterature.org/pad/elp.html). Examples of the range of writing previously collected in Volumes 1, 2 and 3 are available at http://collection.eliterature.org.

Please visit the ELC4 site for instructions on how to submit.

Call for Nominations for ELC 4 Editors

ELO has put out the call for self-nominations for editors for the fourth Electronic Literature Collection.  See the full call below and consider answering it, so you can help shape the next volume of this key resource of digital literature.

Qualifications

Nominees must have a PhD or terminal degree (such as an MFA) or a substantive body of elit work to be considered. To avoid conflicts of interest, Editorial Collective members cannot have any of their own work published in the volume they are editing.

Duties

  • working well in a team of 4 editors,
  • assembling and working with a team of international consultants,
  • providing progress reports to the ELO Board,
  • drafting and circulating a call for submissions,
  • developing and applying criteria for selection,
  • being available to travel to one (potentially two) editorial retreats at a location convenient to the editorial collective, funded by the ELO Board,
  • maintaining timely and collegial communications with authors,
  • working with the ELO technical team in publishing the ELC4 in the ELO servers,
  • designing, producing, & publishing the ELC4 on the Web (potentially a physical edition) by June 2021,
  • being available to fine-tune technical and editorial issues with the ELC4 for a year after publication,
  • helping launch and promote the ELC4 once published, and
  • participating in other activities needed to produce and promote the ELC4.

Proposed Timeline

  • September to December 2019: Develop work plan, assemble international consultant team, draft and launch Call for Submissions, receive and close Call for Submissions.
  • January to December 2020: Evaluate and select submissions, have editorial retreat, select and notify authors of decision, begin drafting editorial introductions and designing ELC4, communicate with authors to prepare works for publication and receive source files, prepare image and video documentation, begin production of ELC4.
  • January to June 2021: Editorial retreat (if budget allows), finalize production of ELC4, publish to the Web, produce physical edition, launch ELC4.

Budget

The ELO will provide funding for an Editorial Retreat (or two, if fundraising allows) and for production costs, as needed. The ELO Board of Directors will carry out fundraising activities to support the ELC4. ELC4 Editors will not receive any kind of financial remuneration for their work. The ELC4 Editorial Collective will consist of Dr. Rui Torres, who will lead the team, serve as editor and Board liaison, and three editors chosen by the Board.

Nomination Process

This call will be open until August 15, 2019. The Board of Directors will meet in September to discuss the pool of candidates and assemble a 4-member Editorial Collective charged with producing the ELC4. For nominations, please visit: https://eliterature.org/elc4/

Call for ELO Research Fellows (April 1)

The ELO is currently expanding its scholarly activity and curatorial operations with the appointment of five graduate and early career Research Fellows, each of whom will be awarded a $500 stipend along with a one year ELO membership. Awards will be announced at the yearly banquet. In the coming months, we’ll be welcoming scholars who will draft entries for the Electronic Literature Directory, with a particular emphasis on works in the archives newly acquired by the ELO and also on works listed at our network of affiliated databases (www.cellproject.net). We are also open to descriptions of works that the Fellows have discovered in the course of their research, and in databases with which the Fellows themselves are affiliated. In particular, we look forward to filling out our new ELD category of “Glossary” entries, which will be gathered into a digital Thesaurus of Electronic Literary Terms.  Because entries are being gathered across our CELL member databases,  we are interested in appointing one Fellow who can help in implementing metadata standards and linked open data for the Thesaurus and Cell project.

One page letters of application, and short cv’s can be sent to the ELD project director, Joseph Tabbi (jtabbi@gmail.com).

Deadline: April 1

 

Call for Submissions: ELO Prizes

Call for Submissions:
2019 ELO Prizes

To nominate or submit: http://dtc-wsuv.org/elo-prize/

The Electronic Literature Organization is proud to offer the following three prestigious awards, The Robert Coover Award for a Work of Electronic Literature, The N. Katherine Hayles Award for Criticism of Electronic Literature, and The Marjorie C. Luesebrink Career Achievement Award.

The Robert Coover Award for a Work of Electronic Literature is an award given for the best work of electronic literature of any length or genre. Bestowed by the Electronic Literature Organization and funded through a generous donation from supporters and members of the ELO, this annual prize aims to recognize creative excellence. The Prize for 1st Place comes with a $1000 award, with a plaque showing the name of the winner and an acknowledgement of the achievement, and a one-year membership in the Electronic Literature Organization at the Associate Level. One prize for Honorable Mention is awarded and consists of a plaque showing the name of the winner and an acknowledgement of the achievement, and a one-year membership in the Electronic Literature Organization at the Associate Level.  Go here to nominate or submit.

The N. Katherine Hayles Award for Criticism of Electronic Literature is an award given for the best work of criticism, of any length, on the topic of electronic literature. Bestowed by the Electronic Literature Organization and funded through a generous donation from N. Katherine Hayles and others, this annual prize recognizes excellence in the field. The Prize for 1st Place comes with a $1000 award, with a plaque showing the name of the winner and an acknowledgement of the achievement, and a one-year membership in the Electronic Literature Organization at the Associate Level. One prize for Honorable Mention is awarded and consists of a plaque showing the name of the winner and an acknowledgement of the achievement, and a one-year membership in the Electronic Literature Organization at the Associate Level. Go here to nominate or submit.

The Marjorie C. Luesebrink Career Achievement Award honors a visionary artist and/or scholar who has brought excellence to the field of electronic literature and has inspired others to help create and build the field. Bestowed by the Electronic Literature Organization and funded through a generous donation, it comes with a $1000 award that can go directly to the awardee or to a young scholar who would use the funds in support of developing content for online sources about the awardee’s achievements; a plaque showing the name of the winner and an acknowledgement of the achievement; and a one-year membership in the Electronic Literature Organization at the Associate Level. Go here to nominate or submit.

Deadlines:

Nomination Submissions Period: December 1, 2018-April 1, 2019
Jury Deliberations: April 15- June 1, 2019
Award Announcement: ELO Conference Banquet, Cork, Ireland

For more information about the Awards, contact Dene Grigar, The Electronic Literature Organization, dgrigar@wsu.edu. Guidelines for each of the awards can be found in the navigation menu above. Nominations for the Coover and Hayles are submitted through forms on the site, while those for the Luesebrink are sent via email. After nominating, you will receive a message verifying your submission.

CFP: ELO @ MLA19 (Jan 4)

Natural Language: Readings and Performances

January 4, 2019
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
37 S. Wabash, Room 327, Chicago, IL
Reception at 6:30, Readings at 7:30
http://dtc-wsuv.org/wp/elit-saic/2018/12/29/join-us/

In conjunction with the 2019 MLA conference, the Electronic Literature Organization and the Art & Technology Studies (ATS) department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will host an evening of readings, performances, and screenings of electronic writing and poetic technologies. The event will include a reception to celebrate N. Katherine Hayles and the impact of her NEH summer seminars while also marking the 50th year of Art & Technology Studies and its history of poetic media and invention.

The event is seeking interventions of up to 7 minutes from established and emerging practitioners working with language in contexts that might include computational poetics, machine learning, augmented or virtual reality, electronics, bio-poetry, or other live or living media.

Please send inquiries to Dene Grigar (dgrigar at wsu.edu) and Judd Morrissey (jmorrissey at saic.edu) including a short description and link to online documentation.

CFP: ELO 2019 Conference & Media Arts Festival (7/14-16/19; 12/21/18)

ELO 2019 Conference and Media Arts Festival
Peripheries
Cork, Ireland
July 14-16, 2019 (Due: Dec 21, 2018)
Proposals are now being accepted for presentations and exhibition pieces at the annual Electronic Literature Organization Conference and Media Arts Festival, to be held July 15-17, 2019 at University College Cork, Ireland. Electronic literature, or e-lit, refers to literary works wherein computation forms some essential part of the aesthetic. #ELO19 offers an opportunity to share research and creative contributions within an engaging, collegial atmosphere comprising e-lit scholars and practitioners from across the globe.

 

The theme for this year’s ELO gathering is “peripheries”: delegates are invited to explore the edges of literary and digital culture, including emerging traditions, indeterminate structures and processes, fringe communities of praxis, effaced forms and genres, marginalised bodies, and perceptual failings.

#ELO19 will mark the first time that the ELO conference has been hosted by an Irish institution: join us for this momentous gathering!

For more, see:
http://elo2019.ucc.ie/cfp/