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conference: The Future of Electronic Literature, in Maryland May 3rd

Registration is now open for the Electronic Literature Organization and Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities’ Thursday, May 3rd public symposium at the University of Maryland, College Park on The Future of Electronic Literature:


The symposium is co-sponsored by the University Libraries, Department of English, and Human-Computer Interaction Lab at Maryland.

Registration is free for ELO members and University of Maryland students, staff and faculty; others, including members of the general public, are asked to pay a very modest fee. ALL ATTENDEES MUST, HOWEVER, REGISTER. Space is limited, so reserve early!

Keynotes are N. KATHERINE HAYLES (UCLA) and KENNETH THIBODEAU (National Archives), but that’s just the beginning of the list of terrific people who will be in attendance:

* Sandy Baldwin (West Virginia University)
* Laura Borras Castanayer (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain)
* helen DeVinney (University of Maryland)
* Neil Fraistat (University of Maryland)
* Bertrand Gervais (Université du Québec à Montréal)
* Juan B. Gutierrez (Flordia State University)
* Rob Kendall (Independent Writer and Scholar)
* Matthew Kirschenbaum (University of Maryland)
* Mark Marino (University of Southern California)
* Talan Memmott (Indepenent Writer and Scholar)
* Nick Montfort (University of Pennsylvania)
* Scott Rettberg (University of Bergen)
* Susan Schreibman (University of Maryland)
* Stepahnie Strickland (Independent Writer and Scholar)
* Thom Swiss (University of Minnesota)
* Joe Tabbi (University of Illinois-Chicago)
* Jill Walker (University of Bergen)
* Noah Wardrip-Fruin (UCSD)
* Joshua Weiner (University of Maryland)

Panels will be devoted to procedural or process-driven writing, the international electronic literature scene, and electronic literature in the 21st century. A complete schedule for May 3rd is available at the URL posted above.

There will also be an open mic/mouse on the evening of Wednesday, May 2, starting at 6:15 in Art/Soc Building 2203. Many of the symposium attendees will be reading/performing from their current and favorite works of electronic literature, and everyone will be welcome to take a turn at the mic/mouse. A great way way to encounter this exciting body of
writing for the first time. The open mic/mouse is free and open to the public.

Mon, February 12 2007 » conferences, hypermedia