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February 09, 2007

The Future of Electronic Literature


Invitation to Attend

The Future of Electronic Literature: A Symposium of the Electronic Literature Organization and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) :: Keynote speakers Kenneth Thibodeau (NARA) and N. Katherine Hayles (UCLA) :: Thursday, May 3 :: McKeldin Library, Special Events Room (room 6137), University of Maryland, College Park :: co-sponsored by the University Libraries, Department of English, and Human-Computer Interaction Lab. $20 (plus lunch) for those who are not affiliated with either the ELO or the University of Maryland.

Participants: 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), N. Katherine Hayles (UCLA), Rob Kendall (Independent Writer and Scholar), Matthew Kirschenbaum (University of Maryland), Margie Luesebrink, aka M.D. Coverley (Irvine Valley College), 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), Stephanie Strickland (Independent Writer and Scholar), Thom Swiss (University of Minnesota), Joe Tabbi (University of Illinois-Chicago), Kenneth Thibodeau (National Archives and Records Administration), Jill Walker (University of Bergen), Noah Wardrip-Fruin (UCSD).

Registration and additional information: http://www.mith2.umd.edu/elo2007/

Open Mic/Mouse: There will be an open mic/mouse on the evening of Wednesday, May 2, starting at 6:15 in Art/Soc 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. Free and open to the public, no registration required.

Further information: helen DeVinney, Managing Director, ELO hdevinney[at]gmail.com or (301) 314-6545. Press contact: Matthew Kirschenbaum, Associate Director, MITH: mgk[at]umd.edu or 301-405-8505.

Posted by jo at February 9, 2007 05:18 PM