[spectre] cfp: ELO2012 (11/30/11, 6/20-23/12)

Paul Brown paul at paul-brown.com
Thu Aug 11 09:46:04 CEST 2011

Forwarded from the litsci list:  http://litsciarts.org

Call for Submissions: ELO 2012, Electrifying Literature
11/20/11, 6/20-23/12

The Electronic Literature Organization and West Virginia University's Center for Literary Computing invite submissions to the ELO 2012 Conference to be held from June 20-23, 2012, in Morgantown, West Virginia.

The 2012 Electronic Literature Organization Conference will be held June 20-23, 2012 in Morgantown, WV, the site of West Virginia University. In conjunction with the three-day conference, there will be a juried Media Arts Show open to the public at the Monongalia Arts Center in Morgantown and running from June 18-30, 2012. An accompanying online exhibit will bring works from the ELO Conference to a wider audience.

We invite titles and proposals of no more than 500 words, including a brief description of the content and format of the presentation, and contact information for the presenter(s). Send proposals to elit2012 at gmail.com, using plain text format in the email, or attached as Word or PDF. All proposals will receive peer-to-peer review by the ELO and will be considered on their own terms. Non-traditional and traditional formats will be subject to the same peer-to-peer review process.

Bearing in mind the changing locations of new media literature and literary cultures, the conference organizers welcome unconventional presentations, whether in print or digital media. The point is not to reject the conventional conference 'paper' or bullet point presentation but to encourage thoughtful exploration and justification of any format employed. All elements of literary description and presentation are up for reconsideration. The modest mechanisms of course descriptions, syllabus construction, genre identification, and the composition of author bios, could well offer maps toward the location of the literary in digital media. So can an annotated bibliography of works falling under a given genre or within a certain technological context. We welcome surveys of the use of tags and keywords, and how these can be recognized (or not) by readers, libraries, or other necessary nodes in an emerging literary network  Also of interest is the current proliferation of directories of electronic literature in multiple media, languages, and geographical locations.

Submission deadline for proposals: November, 30, 2011

Notification of acceptance: December 30, 2011

Full CFP: http://el.eliterature.org/cfp.html

Check http://el.eliterature.org and http://conference.eliterature.org for updates. 
For more information, email elit2012 at gmail.com

Conference Chair: Sandy Baldwin, West Virginia University 

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