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Aberta a convocatoria para o festival E-Poetry 2013, que se celebará en Londres

Tras unha década celebrándose en Buffalo, West Virginia, Londre, Paris, and Barcelona, o festival/congreso E-Poetry 2013 prepara a súa vindeira edición na capital británica en xuño do ano que vén na Kingston University, co título New Works, New Frames.

Os organizadores desta edición, entre os que está a española María Mencía, describen o evento como “catro días de performances, exposicións, presentacións artísticas de declaracións poéticas, comunicacións académicas, charlas, artes de medios visuais e a celebración dunha poiese creativa, visionaria e imaxinativa no gume da espírito triunfante das artes na era dixital. O festival presenta a mellor e-poesías, artes dixitais, poética muitilinüe, danza, música e outras formas de linguaxe de vangarda, medios e práctica académica. Tamén se incluirá unha serie de eventos especiais pre-conferencia que se irán anunciando”.

En canto á participación, o festival terá unha parte académica e outra performativa dedicada á creación. A chamada para propostas, tanto de comunicacións como de traballos creativos está aberta ata o 1 de decembro. Copiamos aquí o texto da convocatoria:

Proposals for Scientific/Scholarly Papers (15 minutes) or Creative (Performances/Readings/Hybrid Talks of 15 or 30 minutes) should consist of a 250 word description of the aims, content, methodology (or artistic frame), and conclusion (or artistic goals) of your presentation. Of greatest interest are alternate paths of thinking, new works to ponder, open frames, direct impressions, a sense of what we see. Whether strictly scholarly rigor, poetic inspiration, or interwoven critical and artistic experimentation, we seek your views. Send your proposal, with the subject line “E-Poetry 2013 Proposal” to emerginglanguagepractices [at] with a cc: to Laura Shackelford, E-POETRY [ 2013 ] Proposals Coordinator (lxsgla [at] by deadline. Early submission encouraged due to the highly competitive nature of this festival. Updated info available at E-POETRY 2013 (

DEADLINES: Proposals for Scientific/Scholarly Papers and Performances/Readings/Hybrid Talks will be due in December 1, 2012, with notifications of acceptance by January 15, 2013. Early registration deadline: March 1, 2013.

Máis información neste enlace (pdf).

ARCHIVE & INNOVATE. The 4th International Conference & Festival of the Electronic Literature Organization

Two overarching themes :

We are concerned with archive – although not primarily, in the context of this particular gathering, with preservation. (Preservation has been the focus of ELO attention in other contexts and fora.) Here and now we ask: what are the electronic literary, digital poetic works that are worth putting into any institutional archive, and why? What archives exist and how do we use them? What has been done to build the new archive and where is it?

We will also be asking our host institution to address these questions. Brown University’s Literary Arts Program offers the only ‘terminal’ – teaching-qualified – degree in Electronic Literature, a creative writing MFA. Where is its current archive and where will it be in five or ten years time? Thanks to Robert Coover, Andries van Dam, George Landow, momentarily Ted Nelson, and others, Brown was the pioneering institution at the center of a hypertextual, metafictional perfect storm. Where is the archive? Brown’s Library is now building an innovative, flexible Digital Repository at the university level. We will be asking the institution to rediscover our archive in this repository and aim to provide – by the time of our gathering – accessible openings into what will be a rich resource for both scholarship and poesis: for writing and its futures.

We have not renounced the obligation to produce literary innovation that is specific to our media. Why do we innovate? Why must we innovate? Do we, indeed, innovate? What has happened to those forms in our media that were, once – and not long ago – new? Was it the requirement to innovate that caused us to disregard these forms and stifle their brief lives? Are we right to disregard them thus? If so, what will be the ultimate effect of innovation? Other than to ensure: the ever-swifter onslaught of breaking media, reducing today’s novelties to this evening’s broken media? The mutually assured – by readers and writers – obsolescence of digital literary practices?

It seems clear, in today’s media culture, that we must be, we are, driven to innovate. How can we inflect this drive and make it critically, aesthetically productive? Make it generative of significant culture practice – of writing – that will, even if paradoxically, persist and continue to demand our attention and affection.

one celebration :
Festschrift Coover
Robert Coover has been a major champion of literature in new media since the typewriter began to pass. He has done more than any other significant literary figure to promote the field, all but single-handedly adding a ‘genre’ to ‘creative writing’ in the world of institutionally-recognized and professed literary arts. It’s time to address, honor, and celebrate Coover’s contribution and its potential and potentially problematic legacy.