As we prepare the final report of the ELMCIP project, we have published on the site a list of 179 publications resulting from the project. Some are still in press, but by the end of the year, the project will have published two books, a digital anthology of European electronic literature, four special issues of peer-review journals, and numerous articles and book chapters by PIs in ohter venues.
ELMCIP and the Bergen Electronic LIterature Research Group are pleased to invite all interested to attend a special screening of Talan Memmott's hour-length video essay "The Exquisite Corpus" next Monday, Nov. 4th at UiB, HF Building in the Ad Fontes café, 18:00 -- an event jointly produced by the Digital Culture fagutvalg (DIKULT student organisation) and the Bergen Electronic Literature research group. UiB researcher Talan Memmott has been working on this film for the past couple of years -- it is composed of interviews with authors and critics active in the field of e-lit, and was mostly shot at the various ELMCIP (Electronic Literature as Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice: http://elmcip.net ) seminars and conferences that took place across Europe in 2011 and 2012. In the final cut, the director left out the questions, which have to do both with e-lit and with more general concerns about digital culture. It's one worth watching. If you can't make the screening, you can watch it online now on Vimeo:
The ELMCIP Knowledge Base has moved from a commercial host to faster servers at NorStore. This is a long-awaited development that will lead to better performance and room to grow, both in terms of memory and storage. Thanks to NorStore and to Stein Magne Bjørklund, who has been working his happen. A lot of behind the scenes problems that resulted in sluggishness will be solved for this, and we will soon be implementing new search functionality. This is also the first stage of our post-HERA funding plan in which the ELMCIP KB will be hosted on Norwegian national research infrastructure for a long term after the HERA project ends. There may be some anomolies as we complete this transition but we are very pleased to see this development, which we have been working for more than a year to bring about, come to light.
HERA: Humanities in the European Research Area funded the production of a short documentary based on the Remediating the Social Conference and Exhibition, and which provides a general introduction to the ELMCIP project and a summary of its results. Directed and produced by Edinburgh filmmaker Richard Ashrowan, the documentary has been released in two versions: a five minute version and a longer twelve minute cut which includes more material including performance documentation and short interviews with some artists and presenters. Both are attached here, documented in the Knowledge Base, and published on the ELMCIP Vimeo channel.
The ELMCIP Anthology of European Electronic Literature edited by Maria Engberg, Talan Memmott, and David Prater, is now online. The anthology is intended to provide educators, students and the general public with a free curricular resource of electronic literary works produced in Europe. The works were selected, after an open call, based on four main criteria: European diversity, Formal diversity, Historical relevance, and Pedagogical relevance. The anthology includes 18 works of electronic literature from 10 different nations in 10 different languages, as well as pedagogical materials, cross-links to relevant materials in the ELMCIP Knowledge Base, and video presentations. The anthology is available both online and in a USB edition available for libraries and institutions.
We are in the process of implementing a new design of the ELMCIP website and installing new templates and features. For the next couple of weeks, you may see some idiosyncratic design issues. We will leave the site live as the new design is put into place so that users can access the Knowledge Base and other resources as the new design is being implemented.
The ELMCIP report on Electronic literature publishing and distribution in Europe by Markku Eskelinen and Giovanna Di Rosario has been released online. The report, produced by the Unviersity of Jyväskylä ELMCIP team, surveys publication and distribution venues for electronic literature in Europe, including:
* electronic literature magazines and portals online
* electronic literature competitions
* online art sites including literary digital works
* offline presentations in galleries, museums, etc.
Chercher le Texte: Locating the Text in Electronic Literature
The Electronic Literature Organization 2013 Conference
Hosted by the Laboratoire Paragraphe and the EnsAD (Ecole nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs)
Paris, France, September 24-27, 2013
Deadline for Abstracts: December 31, 2012.
Keywords: e-literature, electronic literature, e-lit, digital literature, literature, world literature, literary semantic web, literariness, new materialisms, new media, locative media, archiving, language, actor-network theory, cognitive capitalism
The Electronic Literature Organization (http://eliterature.org), the leading organization devoted to electronic literature, announces its 2013 conference to be held in Paris, France, September 24-27, 2013. The conference is hosted by the Laboratoire Paragraphe and the EnsAD (Ecole nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs). Along with the conference organizers and hosts, other partners include: Université Paris 8, Laboratoire Transferts critiques et dynamiques des savoirs, Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF), and Le Cube. The official languages of the conference will be French and English.
Proposals are welcome on topics within electronic literature, including but not limited to:
- Digital culture
- Code and software studies
- Digital art
- Translation of electronic literature
- Preservation and digital cultural heritage in literature
- E-literature and the body
- Digital poetics
- Digital storytelling
- Mobile/locative media
The conference title is “Chercher le Texte: Locating the Text in Electronic Literature.” Electronic literature is explicitly defined as literature. Yet there is great confusion about the concept of text at work in it. What defines the textuality of games, visual works, and works without any evident language? The ELO 2013 conference in Paris will confront such issues: to seek out the text and attempt to define the literariness of electronic literature.
Over the past two decades, while numerous creative and critical movements have taken hold within and without academia, creators have been newly conceiving, and scholars resituating, literary works in new media. Early warnings that we might all get “lost in hyperspace” were overcome fairly easily - perhaps too easily when one considers that our first, most challenging conceptions of electronic writing have never quite been realized. Is there a way to mark the multiplicity of new writing in new media? Can commonalities and distinctions among emerging literary practices be noted? Are there new possibilities for language-based forms in programmable media? Can scholarly discussions surrounding works be carried on over time and among various groups, in the media where the works are generated?
ELO 2013 seeks to open the discussion beyond the remediation of literary writing from print to screens, by looking at ways that literary works, and “literariness” generally, circulates through a world system that has itself altered dramatically in the years since the first works of e-lit were produced. New media, from this perspective, are just the most visible instance of emerging economic, social systems, remediations, and subjectivities that impact literary production (as they impact our lives) from every side. New media are now being described, and re-imagined, in terms of new materialisms; discourse networks find new and different alignments within and without institutions, and both human agency and authorial presence have taken on new and sometimes strange forms.
The Electronic Literature Organization and Université Paris 8 invite individual paper proposals, panel proposals, and proposals for alternative formats. Submit abstracts of 200-500 words to Easychair at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=elo2013. Send questions to Joseph Tabbi <firstname.lastname@example.org> or Philippe Bootz <email@example.com>. A separate call for creative works will be issued shortly.
CFP for CLCWeb special issue on Electronic Literature and Cyberculture Deadline Extended to 01.03.2013
CFP ELECTRONIC LITERATURE AND CYBERCULTURE
CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 16.5 (2014)
Papers are invited for a special issue New Works on Electronic Literature and Cyberculture of CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 16.5 (2014): <http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb> (Purdue University Press ISSN 1481-4374). Guest edited by Maya Zalbidea Paniagua (Universidad La Salle, Madrid), Asunción López Varela (Universidad Complutense, Madrid) and Mark Marino (University of Southern California), the theme of the special issue is in the context of digital humanities about critical, social, philosophical, gender and pedagogical aspects of electronic literature, digital art and cyberculture. Please send papers in 6000-7000 words to Maya Zalbidea at <firstname.lastname@example.org> by 1 March 2013 (Extended deadline). Of particular interest are papers on cybertext/hypertext theory and application; hypertext fiction (flash fiction, e-poetry, digital storytelling, online graphic novels, etc.); game studies, net and video art; and gender, identity, race, and sexuality in cyberspace. For the style of the journal consult <http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweblibrary/clcwebstyleguide>. Articles published in the journal are double-blind peer reviewed and indexed, among others, in the Thomson Reuters ISI Arts and Humanities Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index.
Inquiries and papers should be sent to email@example.com
Maya Zalbidea Paniagua
Universidad La Salle, Madrid
Situated in the Main Lecture Theatre at the Edinburgh College of Art the ELMCIP final conference "Remediating the Social" is about to begin. A live twitter feed of tweets tagged with #ELMCIP is projected in the conference area for local and remote audiences to participate with comments and questions.
It is also possible to follow the conference remotely via the ELMCIP channel on Bambuser, streaming the presentations and panels continuously.