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Download the Book of Abstracts and Catalogs (Conference, Festival, Exhibits), Editors: Rui Torres & Sandy Baldwin [PDF, 5.2MB, 770 pages]

Check out the Audiovisual documentation of ELO 2017 (Keynotes and Performances).

For a Map with the location of the Venues, please click here.

Please note: Authors marked with an asterisk (*) will not attend the Conference and Festival.

Tuesday, July 18


14:00 - Registration

16:00 - 18:00 Open Meeting @Sala Fernando Pessoa, EEPG

  • litElat - Latin American E-Literature Network [Chairs: Claudia Kozak and Leonardo Flores]


Wednesday, July 19


08:30 Registration

09:00 Opening Words by UFP's Rector Salvato Trigo. Welcome by the Conference Chair Rui Torres @Auditório

09:15 “Affiliations” Keynote @Auditório [Presenter: Jörgen Schäfer]

  • Friedrich W. Block (Brückner-Kühner-Foundation/Kunsttempel, Germany), "Electronic Literature as Paratextual Construction"

10:00 Coffee Break sponsored by Bloomsbury Academic Press

  • E-lit Book Fair


10:30 - 12:15 Session 1 #Papers @A1

Inventing Textual Machines [Chair: Stephanie Strickland]

  • Johanna Drucker (U. California Los Angeles, USA), "Amusements Electroniques"
  • Oscar Schwartz (Monash U., Australia), "The Aeolian Poetics: Computation as Metaphor for Poetic Invention in English Romanticism"
  • Johannah Rodgers (City U. New York, USA), "Plumbing the Depths of Print: John Peter’s ‘Artificial Versifying’ and the 17th c. Textual Machine in England"
  • Andy Simionato (RMIT U., Australia) and Karen Ann Donnachie (Australia), "Mallarmé’s Self-replicating Machine"
  • Agnieszka Przybyszewska (U. Lodz, Poland), "Milorad Pavić and Literary Interfaces for Non-linear Writing"

10:30 - 12:15 Session 2 #Papers @A2

Intertextual and Interactive Visions [Chair: David Thomas Henry Wright]

  • Vinícius Pereira (Federal U. Mato Grosso, Brazil), "The Convergence between Print and Digital Literature in Blackout Poetry"
  • Alckmar Luiz dos Santos (Federal U. Santa Catarina, Brazil), "’O Cosmonauta’, a Digital Creation)"
  • Joshua Enslen (US Military Academy West Point, USA), "'As Aves que Aqui Twittam': New Media Variations of 'Canção do Exílio' and Brazil’s Twenty-First Century Socio-Cultural Landscape"
  • Yue-Jin Ho (Open U., Hong Kong), "The Battle of Simplified & Traditional: Chinese Text-based Interactive Installations and the French Lettrism"
  • Hartmut Koenitz (HKU U. of the Arts, Utrecht, Netherlands), "The SPP Model - Theorizing Frasca’s Narrativist Approach Towards Interactive Narrative"

10:30 - 12:15 Session 3 #Papers @Salão Nobre

Ghosts in the Machines [Chair: Stuart Moulthrop]

  • Dene Grigar (Washington State U. Vancouver, USA), "The Sappho Syndrome: Concerns in Preserving Works of Born-Digital Media"
  • Jörgen Schäfer (U. Siegen, Germany), "Passing the Calvino Test? Writing Machines and Literary Ghosts"
  • Alex Mitchell (National U. Singapore), "Anti-Mimetic Rereading and Defamiliarization in Electronic Literature"
  • Mohsen Emadi (National Autonomous U., Mexico), "Reading Source Code: Depth and Surface in Digital Poetry"

10:30 - 12:15 Session 4 #Panels @Auditório

10:30 - 11:15

Building the Field: National and Transnational Strategies [Chair: Thea Pitman]

  • Leonardo Flores (U. Puerto Rico Mayaguez, USA), "Mainstreaming Electronic Literature"
  • Claudia Kozak (U. Buenos Aires, Argentina), "Experimental Communities and Creative Laboratories in Latin American Electronic Literature"
  • Verónica Gómez (National U. Littoral, Argentina), "E-literature Locations: National Elements for Global Positioning in the ELC3"

11:30 - 12:15

Aesthetics and Politics in Latin American Electronic Literature [Chair: Claudia Kozak]

  • Thea Pitman (U. Leeds, UK), "Hypertext and Biculturality in the Early Work of Lucia Grossberger Morales and Jacalyn Lopez Garcia"
  • Nohelia Meza (U. Pompeu Fabra, Spain), "Voices and Figures: Towards a Digital Rhetoric of Latin American Works of Electronic Literature"
  • Jaime Alejandro Rodríguez Ruiz (Pontificia U. Javeriana, Colombia), "Virtuality and Intermediation in Hypermedia: ‘Memorias y caminos’"
  • Carolina Gainza (U. Diego Portales, Chile) "Textualities, Politics and Languages of the Digital: Poetics and Aesthetics in the Chilean Digital Literature"

12:30 - Lunch / Break


13:30 - 15:15 Session 5 #Lightning Talks @A1

Writing Spaces for Augmented Readings [Chair: Mark Sample]

  • Svetlana Kuchina (Novosibirsk State Technical U., Russia), "On Generative Poetry: Structural, Stylistic and Lexical Features"
  • Vladimira Velicki (U. Zagreb, Croatia) and Damir Velicki (U. Zagreb, Croatia), "Hyperfiction and Reading, with Examples of Electronic Processing of Grimms’ Fairy Tales"
  • Gilles Rouffineau (ESAD Valence, France), "Is Literary Translation Really Useless in the Digital Field? MBCBFTW as a Case Study"
  • Agnieszka Przybyszewska (U. Lodz, Poland), "Liberacy in Context of Interfacial and Material Turn and What They Have in Common with E-literacy"
  • Robert Fletcher (West Chester U., USA), "All Lit Constantly Aspires Towards the Condition of Elit: Aestheticism and Augmented Reality"
  • Susana Fotu (Mills College, USA), "The Resurrection of the Cyborg-Reader: An Examination of User Engagement with Digital Poetry"
  • Patrick Lichty (Zayed U., United Arab Emirates), "Virtual Narratology and the Notion of Literary Spatial Form"

13:30 - 15:15 Session 6 #Lightning Talks @A2

Imagined Virtual Communities [Chair: Trent Hergenrader]

  • Megan Heyward (U. Technology Sydney, Australia), "Locative Frictions: Locative Narrative post ‘Pokémon Go’"
  • Lise Kloster Gram (Aarhus Public Library, Denmark), Sigrid Bredkjær (Albertslund Public Library, Denmark), and Thomas Glud (Vejle Public library, Denmark), "The Missing Link between Electronic Literature and Public Libraries"
  • Christian Roth (HKU U. of the Arts, Utrecht, Netherlands), "Beyond Geheimkunst: A Process to Verify Design Conventions for Digital Forms of Narration"
  • Daria Petrova (Russia), "The Social Media Poetry"
  • Tobi Hahn (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA) and August Polite (The New School, USA), "Memes and Myths: Performative Mythmaking in Online Meme Communities"
  • Mohsen Emadi (National Autonomous U., Mexico), "Folkloric Field-games and the New Horizons of Digital Poetry"
  • Grace Felstead (Australia), Megan Heyward (U. Technology Sydney, Australia), and Michael Finucan*, "The Alchemist’s Guide to the City"
  • Qianxun Chen (Hong Kong), "Morphosis"

13:30 - 15:15 Session 7 #Lightning Talks @Salão Nobre

Digital Poiesis, Digital Poetics 1 [Chair: Marjorie C. Luesebrink]

  • David Jhave Johnston (City U., Hong Kong), "CURVED: Literature for Bilingual Immersive Multi-screen Environments"
  • Susana Sulic (ALAPAE, Argentina), "Mar Muerto"
  • Franci Greyling (North-West U., South Africa), Bernard Odendaal (North-West U., South Africa), and Gustaf Tempelhoff (North-West U., South Africa), "Byderhand Tuinverse (At Hand: Garden Poetry)"
  • Joshua Enslen (US Military Academy West Point, USA) and Alaina Enslen (USA), "’As Aves que Aqui Twittam’: Visualizing the Influence of ‘Canção do Exílio’ in New Media"
  • Joshua Unikel (Seneca Review, USA) and Zachary Kaiser (Michigan State U., USA), "As // If: Visual Poetry and Machine Translations"
  • Gustaf Tempelhoff (North-West U., South Africa), "Platform Design for Site-specific Digital Literature"
  • Jody Zellen (USA), "News Wheel and Other News Art Projects"
  • Andy Simionato (RMIT U., Australia) and Karen Ann Donnachie (Curtin U., Australia), "The Trumpet of the Swan, 2017"

13:30 - 15:15 Session 8 #Roundtable #Panel @Auditório

13:30 - 14:15

Discursive Affinities: Agglomeration or Integration? [Chair: Kate Armstrong]

  • Jerome Fletcher (Falmouth U., UK)
  • J. R. Carpenter (UK)
  • David Devanny (Falmouth U., UK)

14:30 - 15:15

Machine Learning and Electronic Literature [Chair: Anne Sullivan]

  • James Brown (Rutgers U. Camden, USA), "Spectral Symptoms: Machine Learning and E-lit"
  • Elizabeth Losh (College of William & Mary, USA), "Learning to Curse: Machine Learning, Bad Actors, and Electronic Literature"
  • Jeremy Douglass (U. California San Diego, USA), "Art in the Age of Mechanical Recommendation"

15:30 - Coffee Break


16:00 - 17:45 Session 9 #Papers @A1

Automating, Remixing, Recycling [Chair: Mark Marino]

  • Julia Polyck-O'Neill (Brock U., Canada), "Nonspecific Mediums: Conceptualism, Electronic Literature, and (Digital) Text as Affective Object"
  • Matti Kangaskoski (U. Helsinki, Finland), "Push to Make: Automation and Pushing the Virtual Button in Electronic Literature"
  • Lydia Tuan (U. Cambridge, UK), "When Bots Author: Further Explorations in Generative Literature’s Computational Sublime"
  • Liliana Vasques (U. Coimbra, Portugal), "Remixing and Textual Appropriation in Digital Poetry"
  • Piotr Marecki (Jagiellonian U., Poland) and Jan Argasiński (Jagiellonian U., Poland), "Internet of Things and Electronic Literature. Tadeusz Peiper's Spatially Blossoming Poem"

16:00 - 17:45 Session 10 #Papers @A2

E-lit World: S[outh]-N[orth]-E[ast]-W[est] [Chair: Alckmar Luiz dos Santos]

  • Salif Silva (U. Cape Verde), "Metafor[ma]: Metamorphoses of Cape Verdean Poetry"
  • Shanmugapriya T (Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India) and Nirmala Menon*, "Locating Literary Practices/Expressions in Indian Digital Spaces"
  • Susie Cronin (U. Cambridge, UK), "Can we (still) Speak of a 'French' Digital Literature?"
  • Roberta Iadevaia (International U. Languages and Media, Italy), "(Ghosts of the) Generative Literature in Italy Between Past, Present and Future"

16:00 - 17:45 Session 11 #Papers @Salão Nobre

Thresholds and Transformations [Chair: Jerome Fletcher]

  • Amy Spencer (U. West of England, UK), "Literary Thresholds: Exploring the Edges of Ambient Literature"
  • Alexandra Saemmer (U. Paris 8, France) and Nolwenn Tréhondart (U. Paris 8, France), "Digital Poetry and Digital Industry: a Fatal Attraction?"
  • Jennifer J Dellner (Ocean County College, USA), "'These Memories Won't Last': Visual Representations of the Forgotten"
  • Amber Strother (Washington State U., USA), "Mary Shelley’s Hideous Progeny and the Reclaiming of the Monstrous Female Body in Shelley Jackson’s ‘Patchwork Girl’ and ‘Penny Dreadful’"
  • Matteo d'Ambrosio (U. Naples Federico II, Italy), "The Early Computer Poetry and Concrete Poetry"

16:00 - 17:45 Session 12 #Panels @Auditório

Integrated Poetic Publications Authored in Minas Gerais, Brazil

  • Rogério Barbosa Silva (Federal Center of Technological Education Minas Gerais, Brazil), Caio Roberto Saldanha (Federal Center of Technological Education Minas Gerais, Brazil), and Amanda Rafaela Gomes Martins (Federal Center of Technological Education Minas Gerais, Brazil), "Poemaps: Perspectives for Creation and Circulation of Poetry in the Multimedia Context"
  • Pablo Gobira (State U. Minas Gerais, Brazil), "Aleph System: A Poetic Interface for Computational Works of Art"
  • Álvaro Andrade Garcia (Ciclope, Brazil) and Lucas Junqueira*, "Toy Poems and Free Software Managana: Challenges of a Transmedia Publication"
  • Wagner Moreira (Federal Center of Technological Education Minas Gerais, Brazil), Andre Menezes (Studio Alfavaca, Brazil), and Cardes Amâncio*, "The Poetic Technical Image: to Think a Politics of the Look"
  • Francisco Marinho* and Álvaro Andrade Garcia (Ciclope, Brazil), "Computational Poetry: Processes of Collective Creation and Authorship between Men and Machines"
  • Carla Coscarelli (Federal U. Minas Gerais, Brazil) and Ana Elisa Ribeiro (Federal Center of Technological Education Minas Gerais, Brazil), "Literacy and Literature for the 21st Century"

18:00 - Bus/metro to Palacete Viscondes Balsemão


Thursday, July 20


08:30 Registration

09:00 “Communities” Keynote @Auditório [Presenter: Rui Torres]

  • Eugenio Tisselli (Mexico/Spain), "The Heaviness of Light"

10:00 - Coffee Break


10:30 - 12:15 Session 13 #Papers @A1

Breaking Borders, Cracking Codes [Chair: Friedrich W. Block]

  • John Barber (Washington State U. Vancouver, USA), "Remembering the Dead: Electronic Literature as Memorial and Meme"
  • Paulo Silva Pereira (U. Coimbra, Portugal), "Migrations, Political Borders and the Digital Realm. Forms of (In)visibility and Disruptive Strategies in Literary and Artistic Activism"
  • Odile Farge (UNESCO ITEN CHAIR/FMSH/UP8, France), "Communities, Hacking, and Open-source Software: When E-lit Meets Digital Humanism"
  • Bruno Ministro (U. Coimbra, Portugal), "'Electricity Invading the World of Typography': Copy Art and Electronic Literature"

10:30 - 12:15 Session 14 #Papers @A2

Collaborate and Improvise! [Chair: Robert Glick]

  • Meredith Dabek (Maynooth U., Ireland), "’Hipster Darcy’ and ‘Crazy Mrs. Bennet’: Parody Twitter Accounts and Fan Engagement in ‘The Lizzie Bennet Diaries’"
  • Jill Walker Rettberg (U. Bergen, Norway), "A Narrative Analysis of the Use of Social Media in SKAM"
  • Trent Hergenrader (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA), "Collaborative Worldbuilding for Writers and Gamers"
  • Rob Wittig (Meanwhile Netprov Studio, USA), "Blending Collaborative Writing and Live Performance; New Fictions in Netprov, LARP and Playable Media"
  • Mark Marino (U. Southern California, USA), "Communities Composing: Netprov in the Writing Classroom"

10:30 - 12:15 Session 15 #Papers @Salão Nobre

Digital Poiesis, Digital Poetics 2 [Chair: Robert Fletcher]

  • Thomas Wiesner (Bergen School of Architecture, Denmark), "Pataphysics and Serendipity: Almost Daily Moves in Space, Recorded [Concluding]"
  • Franci Greyling (North-West U., South Africa), "Site-specific Digital Literature: A Community of Practice"
  • María Mencía (Kingston U., UK), "The Poem that Crossed the Atlantic"
  • Andrew Klobucar (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA) and David Ayre (GTR Labs, Canada), "The Community and the Algorithm: A Digital Interactive Poetics"
  • Will Luers (CMDC, USA), "A Chance for Cinema-Writing in Electronic Literature"

10:30 - 12:15 Session 16 #Panels @Auditório

10:30 - 11:15

Hermeneia: Fem-literature. Approaching Female Rhetoric, Voices, and Poetics in Digital Literature through Close and Distant Reading [Chair: Anastasia Salter]

  • Laura Borràs (U. Barcelona, Spain), "'Be Water, My Friend': On Liquid Metaphors in Digital Poetry"
  • Giovanna Di Rosario (Catholic U. Louvain, Belgium), "Mapping Female Voices in Digital Literature"
  • Oreto Doménech (U. Barcelona, Spain), "Woman and Poetic Narration in Christine Wilks’ works"
  • Perla Sasson-Henry*

11:30 - 12:15

Communities in the Making: Motivations, Objectives, and Values of Creative Literary Networks Online [Chair: Leonardo Flores]

  • Erika Fülöp (Lancaster U., UK), "From Network to Community: Mapping the Literary (on) YouTube"
  • Emily Spiers*, "The Convergent Evolution of Hypertext: Democratizing Effects of Open-source Platforms and Marginalized Communities"
  • Lyle Skains (Bangor U., UK), "Everyday Creative Futures: Writing Socio-technical Communities Online"

12:30 - Lunch / Break

13:30 Guided Tour with Mark Marino, Astrid Ensslin, Maria Goicoechea and Lucas Ramada Prieto, Curators of the Exhibit E-lit for Kids

14:00 - 15:15 #Workshops

  • Josephine Anstey (State U. New York Buffalo, USA), "The Alter Ego Workshop" @A1
  • Adrian Santuario (National Autonomous U., Mexico), "Build Your Own Twitterbot Poet" @A2
  • Trent Hergenrader (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA), "Collaborative Worldbuilding Workshop" @Salão Nobre
  • Hannah Ackermans (U. Utrecht, Netherlands), "Reading Infinity in 5 Minutes" @classroom_210
  • Andrea di Serego Alighieri (Netherlands) and Martino Morandi (Belgium), "Subtractions and Suspensions: Adaptation Scripts" @classroom_106
  • Christian Roth (HKU U. of the Arts, Utrecht, Netherlands), Gabriele Ferri (Amsterdam U. Applied Sciences, Netherlands), and Mads Haahr (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland), "In-depth Analysis of Interactive Digital Narrative" @Auditório

15:30 - Coffee Break


16:00 - 17:45 Session 17 #Papers @A1

Electronormativity: Gender Questions in Digital Writing [Chair: Elizabeth Losh]

  • Anna Gibbs (Western Sydney U., Australia) and Maria Angel*, "Cyberfeminism, Writing, and the Digital Ecology of Bodies"
  • Cláudia Silva (M-ITI/Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, Portugal) and Valentina Nisi (M-ITI/Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, Portugal), "‘I blamed this all on moving to Texas’: Fostering Sense of Place through Locative Literature among US Latina Girls"
  • Anne Karhio (National U. Galway, Ireland), "Acts of Opposition: Digital Aesthetics, Electronic Literature and Irish Cultural Institutions"
  • D. Fox Harrell (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA), Pablo Ortiz*, Peter Downs*, Elizabeth Carre*, Annie Wang* and Maya Wagoner*, "’Chimeria:Grayscale:’ An Interactive Narrative for Provoking Critical Reflection on Gender Discrimination"

16:00 - 17:45 Session 18 #Papers @A2

Close Reading the Digital Text 1 [Chair: Domingo Sánchez-Mesa Martínez]

  • Davin Heckman (Winona State U., USA), "'your visit will leave a permanent mark': Media Ecology, Media Economy, and Anthropocene Poetics in Eugenio Tisselli"
  • Robert Glick (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA), "J. R. Carpenter's Etheric Ocean, Depth Submersion/Subversion, and the Trans-Application Model"
  • Sandra Guerreiro Dias (U. Coimbra, Portugal), "The 'Big-Bang' History: Performance Art and Electronic Literature – A Case Study"
  • Jianni Tien (City U., Hong Kong), "Cyborg Poetries: A Procedural Analysis of Poetics of Reading"

16:00 - 17:45 Session 19 #Papers @Salão Nobre

Mapping, Developing, Teaching: From Research Laboratory to the Classroom [Chair: Laura Borràs]

  • Laura Sánchez Gómez (Complutense U. Madrid, Spain), "Mapping Spanish E-lit: Networks, Readings and Communities"
  • Mark Sample (Davidson College, USA), "Massive E-Lit: Teaching Digital Literature to Thousands"
  • Damon Loren Baker (York U., Canada), "Web Native Technologies for Electronic Literature: York University AR Lab Technical Report 17-07"
  • Ryan House (Washington State U., USA), "A Game by Any Other Name: An Examination of Film and Game Design Theory in Virginia"

16:00 - 17:45 Session 20 #Panel #Roundtable @Auditório

16:00 - 16:45

E-Lit &/as Memory [Chair: James Brown]

  • Alexandra Saum-Pascual (U. California Berkeley, USA), "Memory Traces: Printed E-Lit as a Site for Remembrance"
  • Jessica Pressman (San Diego State U., USA), "Remembering Books in Electronic Literature: Ice-Bound Compendium as Archive and Aesthetics of Bookishness"
  • Germán Sierra (U. Santiago de Compostela, Spain), "Digital Art as (Net)Working Memory"
  • Lendl Barcelos (Kingston U., UK), "CMPRSSNST CNTRFCTS; or, Listening Away from Algorithmic Artifacts"

17:00 - 17:45

Exposé!! The Global Practice of Curating E-Lit Exhibits

  • Élika Ortega (Northeastern U., USA)
  • Alexandra Saum-Pascual (U. California Bekerley, USA)
  • Dene Grigar (Washington State U. Vancouver, USA)
  • Scott Rettberg (U. Bergen, Norway)
  • James Brown (Rutgers U., USA)
  • Robert Emmons (Rutgers U., USA)
  • Daniela Côrtes Maduro (U. Bremen, Germany)
  • Giovanna Di Rosario (Catholic U. Louvain, Belgium)

18:00 Bus/metro to Mosteiro de São Bento da Vitória


Friday, July 21


08:30 Registration

09:00 “Translations” Keynote @Auditório [Presenter: Dene Grigar]

  • Rita Raley (U. California Santa Barbara, USA), "Machine Writing: Translation, Generation, Automation"

10:00 Coffee Break


10:30 - 12:15 Session 21 #Papers @A1

I Sing the Body Electric [Chair: Johanna Drucker]

  • Ana Marques da Silva (U. Coimbra, Portugal), "Writing with Automated Machines: Between Translation and Sabotage"
  • Stuart Moulthrop (U. Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA), "Just Not the Future: Electronic Literature After the Fall"
  • Ali Pearl (U. Southern California, USA), "Digital Shrapnel: Violence, Time, Memory, and Forgetting in From then on Fire"
  • Bernard Odendaal (North-West U., South Africa), "The Film-verse Project as a Significant Contribution to Digital Poetry Developments in South Africa"
  • Penny Florence (UK) and John Cayley (Brown U., USA), "Language Made Art"

10:30 - 12:15 Session 22 #Papers @A2

Translation and/as Transmediation [Chair: Robert Glick]

  • Cosima Bruno (U. London, UK), "Translation and Digital Performativity in Hsia Yü’s ‘Pink Noise’"
  • Pedro Andrade (U. Minho, Portugal), "Digital Literature and Big Knowledge"
  • Oreto Doménech (U. Barcelona, Spain), "Translating the Translations: A Close and yet Constructed Reading"
  • Anne Royston (U. Utah, USA), "'Nothing is Hiding:' The Entropy of Mark C. Taylor's 'The Réal'"
  • Mariusz Pisarski (U. Warsaw, Poland) and Monika Górska-Olesińska (U. Opole, Poland), "Modernizing Eastgate Classics. Translation as Creative Betrayal"

10:30 - 12:15 Session 23 #Papers @Salão Nobre

Digital Poiesis, Digital Poetics 3 [Chair: Caitlin Fisher]

  • Simon Biggs (U. South Australia, Australia), "Dark Matter: Co­‐Reading as a Generative Ontology"
  • Christine Wilks (Bath Spa U., UK), "Translating the Digital Emotions of Interactive Fictional Characters"
  • Margaret Simon (North Carolina State U., USA) and Helen Burgess (North Carolina State U., USA), "A Kit for E-literature: ‘Intimate Fields’"
  • Kate Armstrong (Emily Carr U., Canada), "Path: A Generative Bookwork in 12 Volumes"

10:30 - 12:15 Session 24 #Roundtables @Auditório

10:30 - 11:15

Translations and Renderings [Chair: Rui Torres]

  • Nick Montfort (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Leonardo Flores (U. Puerto Rico Mayagüez, USA)
  • Aleksandra Małecka (Jagiellonian U., Poland)
  • Ariane Savoie (U. Québec Montréal, Canada)
  • Natalia Fedorova (Smolny Institute, Russia)

11:30 - 12:15

A Transatlantic Take on Translating E-Lit: A Roundtable Discussion [Chair: Kathi Berens]

  • Arnaud Regnauld*
  • Sandy Baldwin*
  • María Mencía (Kingston U., UK)
  • Søren Bro Pold (Aarhus U., Denmark)
  • Manuel Portela (U. Coimbra, Portugal)
  • Julie Chateauvert*

12:30 - Lunch / Break


13:30 - 14:15 Session 25 #Panel @A1

Forms of Translation: Experimental Texts Rewritten as Migrations to Digital Media [Chair: Penny Florence]

  • Marjorie Luesebrink (Electronic Literature Organization, USA) and Stephanie Strickland (Electronic Literature Organization, USA), "Axolotls and Perfume Bottles"
  • Donna Leishman (Glasgow School of Art, UK), "Cautionary Tale: Stories Made and Distributed through the Internet"
  • Angelica Huizar (Old Dominion U., USA [Brazil]), "Poetic Transliteration, Metaphysical Transpositions in Brazilian Digital Poetries"

13:30 - 14:15 Session 26 #Panel @A2

Mapping a Course for Mobile Arts and Literature [Chair: Helen Burgess]

  • Bertrand Gervais (U. Québec Montréal, Canada), "Imaginary Montreal: Urban Literary Walks"
  • Alexandra Saemmer (U. Paris 8, France), "Ambulatory Hyperlinks"
  • Benoit Bordeleau (U. Québec Montréal, Canada), "Dérives or Ways to Keep Ourselves Grounded"
  • Sylvain Aubé (NT2, Canada), "Opuscules - littérature québécoise mobile"

13:30 - 14:15 Session 27 #Panel @Salão Nobre

Designing Hybrid printed&digital Books [Chair: Søren Bro Pold]

  • Lucile Haute (EnsAD, France), Sophie Ciriello (EnsAD, France), and Jean-François Boulan (EnsAD, France), "From Bits to Paper: One Book, Two Supports"
  • Nolwenn Tréhondart (U. Paris 8, France) and Lucile Haute (EnsAD, France), "Publishing and Publicizing Digital Literature: Feed-Back about a Research-Creation Project"
  • Filipe Pais (EnsAD, France), "Books, Dada and Algorithms in the Age of Big Data"
  • Gilles Rouffineau (ESAD Grenoble, France), "Before Personal Computers, a Smart Letraset Graphical Implementation"

13:30 - 14:15 Session 28 #Roundtable @Auditório

Affinities of Invention, Language, and Knowledge: On The Emerging Shapes Of Immersive, Narrative, Computational and Database Arts [Chair: Mark Sample]

  • Roderick Coover (Temple U., USA)
  • Lisa Swanstrom (U. Utah, USA)
  • Sharon Daniel*


14:30 - 15:15 Session 29 #Panel @A1

Translations: Transmediality & Adaptation [Chair: Rui Torres]

  • Domingo Sánchez-Mesa (U. Granada, Spain), "Adaptation as Transmedialization in E-literature: A Historical and Critical Overview"
  • Jan Baetens (Catholic U. Leuven, Belgium), "Photo Narratives and Digital Archives"
  • Nieves Rosendo Sánchez (U. Granada, Spain), "Transmediality, Digital Writing and Adaptation. From a Play to a Transmedial Experience"

14:30 - 15:15 Session 30 #Roundtable @A2

Translation Palindromes: Electronic Literature as Embodied Narrative [Chair: Marjorie C. Luesebrink]

  • Lai-Tze Fan (Concordia U., Canada)
  • Daniel Punday (Mississippi State U., USA)
  • Caitlin Fisher (York U., Canada)
  • David R. Lincoln (StoryCorps, USA)

14:30 - 15:15 Session 31 #Panel @Salão Nobre

Representational Multiplicities: Historical, Aesthetic, and Philosophical Implications of Digital Artifacts for E-literature [Chair: John Murray]

  • Elise Takehana (Fitchburg State U., USA), "The Digital and the Baroque: Confronting Hyper-Representation"
  • Jon Amakawa*
  • Mauro Carassai (California State U. Northridge, USA), "Reading E-literature and the Un-coded Model of Meaning"

14:30 - 15:15 Session 32 #Panel @Auditório

Test Pattern for Listening: Sound Poetry as Electronic Literature [Chair: John Barber]

  • Nuno Neves (U. Coimbra, Portugal), "Voice: Code Speaks Louder Than Words"
  • Tiago Schwäbl (U. Coimbra, Portugal), "Voice of Sound Poetry: Ample, Amplified, Samplified"
  • Anna Nacher (Jagiellonian U., Poland), "Vocalization: Ephemerality and Meaning"
  • Monica Górska-Olesińska (U. Opole, Poland), "Voice-based Performances"
  • John Barber, "Test Pattern for Listening"

15:30 - Coffee Break


16:00 - 17:45 Session 33 #Papers @A1

Receiving Digital, Transcoding Print [Chair: Davin Heckman]

  • David Thomas Henry Wright (Murdoch U., Australia), "'Writing for' with Authority: Theorising an Electronic Edition of Shahriar Mandanipour’s ‘Censoring an Iranian Love Story’"
  • Luís Lucas Pereira (U. Coimbra, Portugal) and Manuel Portela (U. Coimbra, Portugal), "’Machines of Disquiet’: Textual Experience in the LdoD Archive"
  • Philippe Bootz (U. Paris 8, France), Hermes Salceda (U. Vigo, Spain), and María Inés Laitano*, "Generated Animated Remediation of ‘Nouvelles Impressions d’Afrique’ by Raymond Roussel"
  • Ana Machado (U. Coimbra, Portugal), Andy Campbell (UK), Ana Aguilar (U. Coimbra, Portugal), Ian Harper* and António Oliveira*, "’Inanimate Alice’ - The Story of the Series and its Impact in Portugal"
  • Laura Santini (U. Genoa, Italy), "Re-mediation and Code-switching in Contemporary E-literature and Codex Book Novels"

16:00 - 17:45 Session 34 #Papers @A2

Close Reading the Digital Text 2 [Chair: Alexandra Saemmer]

  • Lívia Bertges (Federal U. Mato Grosso, Brazil) and Vinícius Pereira (Federal U. of Mato Grosso, Brazil), "An Analysis of Arnaldo Antunes' GIF Poems"
  • Søren Bro Pold (Aarhus U., Denmark) and Christian Ulrik Andersen*, "Reading Climate Change Through the Cloud: ‘Toxi*City’"
  • Daniel Escandell Montiel (U. Salamanca, Spain), "Green Text Stories, New Paths for Popular Short Autofictional Narrations. From the English Online Communities to Spanish Facebook Pages"
  • Vega Sánchez Aparicio (U. Salamanca, Spain), "I Also Know How to Think the Way You Do: An Error's Aesthetic in Visual Writings"

16:00 - 17:45 Session 35 #Papers @Salão Nobre

Touching Language in the Machine [Chair: Rita Raley]

  • Arthur Lefèvre (U. Paris 8, Vincennes Saint-Denis, France), "Random & Unpredictable: Can Algorithms Really Be Authors?"
  • Aaron Tucker (Ryerson U., Canada), "Deleuzian Repetition in Intersemiotic Machine Translation"
  • Diogo Marques (U. Coimbra, Portugal), "(Im)movable Bodies or (Un)moving Texts? Transmission of Affect and Signification through 'Inter-inactive' and 'Dysfunctional' Digital Interfaces"
  • Roger Dean (U. Western Sydney, Australia) and Hazel Smith (U. Western Sydney, Australia), "Deep Writing: Computational Exchanges between Language, Code, Computer Learning and Creative Writing"
  • John Cayley (Brown U., USA) and Daniel C. Howe (City U., Hong Kong), "Reading Language Art"

16:00 - 17:45 Session 36 #Panels @Auditório

16:00 - 16:45

Reading E-Lit and Print: Borders, Boundedness, Interlocutors [Chair: Lyle Skains]

  • Kathi Berens (Portland State U., USA), "Boundaries in Infinite Reading: What E-literature Can Teach Book Publishers"
  • Astrid Ensslin (U. Alberta, Canada), "The Interlocutor in Print and Digital Fiction: Dialogicity, Agency, (De-)Conventionalisation"
  • Élika Ortega (Northeastern U., USA), "Diasporic Media Architectures: Digital Literature in Latin America at the Intersection of Print"

17:00 - 17:45

Reimagining Interfaces and Interaction in Narrative Games [Chair: Lyle Skains]

  • Anastasia Salter (U. Central Florida, USA), "You’re the Star of the Story? Adventure Games in Virtual Reality"
  • John Murray (U. California Santa Cruz, USA), "What is Chosen: Rethinking Choice-based Narrative Games Traversals"
  • Anne Sullivan (U. Central Florida, USA), "Crafting Play: Creating Tangible Artifacts from Player Narrative"

18:00 - Bus/metro to Mosteiro São Bento da Vitória


Saturday, July 22


10:00 “Friends of the ELO” Keynote @Auditório [Presenter: Marjorie Luesebrink]

  • Matthew Kirschenbaum (U. Maryland, USA), "ELO and the Electric Light Orchestra: Lessons for Electronic Literature from Prog Rock"

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Town Hall Meeting and ELO Members Welcome @Auditório [Host: Dene Grigar]

12:30 - Lunch


13:30 - 14:45 Session 37 #Lightning Talks @A1

Retooling the Tools [Chair: David Jhave Johnston]

  • Pablo Gobira (State U. Minas Gerais, Brazil), Antônio Mozelli* and William Silva*, "Interactive Installation in Immersive Virtual Reality: ‘Look at yourself [Olhe para você]’"
  • Álvaro Andrade Garcia (Ciclope, Brazil), "Poetic Publications Authored with Free Software Managana"
  • Nickolas Procopi (Tufts U., USA), "Babel Babble"
  • Xiaosu Guan (State U. New York Buffalo, US [Germany]), "Multi-perspective Installation with AR Video Layers: ‘Not There There’"
  • Alex Mitchell (National U., Singapore) & The Cloud Farmers (Meanwhile... netprov studio), "Monstrous Weather: Cross-platform Retellings of a Networked Improvisation"
  • Jakub Bogusław Jagiełło (Adam Mickiewicz U. Poznań, Poland), "Indeterminacy of Translation"

13:30 - 14:45 Session 38 #Lightning Talks @A2

Digital Poiesis, Digital Poetics 4 [Chair: Eugenio Tisselli]

  • Damon Loren Baker (USA) and Caitlin Fisher (York U., Canada), "Memory Palace: Ithaka"
  • Anna Tolkacheva (Russia), "Ingrian Lessons; New Interface. Gospel"
  • Stephanie Tripp (U. Tampa, USA), "Tampa Tarot"
  • Jose Aburto (Peru), "O Poema do Porto - Statistical Poetry"
  • Bruno Ministro (U. Coimbra, Portugal), "Collected Works (2008-2016)"
  • Nicholas Knouf (Wellesley College, USA), "'On Your Wrist is the Universe': Chrono- and Cosmo-poetics"

13:30 - 14:45 Session 39 #Papers @Auditório

E-Lit for Children [Chair: Astrid Ensslin]

  • Thales Estefani (Federal U. Juiz de Fora, Brazil) and João Queiroz*, "Children’s Picturebook Goes Digital: Implications on Cognition"
  • Hannah Ackermans (U. Utrecht, Netherlands), "Electronic Literature: A Coming-Of-Age Story"
  • Monica Daisy Vieira Araújo (Brazil) and Isabel Cristina Alves da Silva Frade*, "Digital Literary Reading Experiences by Young Readers"
  • Marina Gabelica (U. Zagreb, Croatia), "Electronic Children's Literature Criticism – Exploring Electronic Picture Books"

15:00 - Coffee Break

15:30 - Bus/metro to Passos Manuel


19:30 Banquet @ATENEU COMERCIAL DO PORTO [R. de Passos Manuel 44. See Maps of Venues]

[Host: Dene Grigar]

22:00 Closing party E-lit Jam! @MAUS HÁBITOS

23:00 Closing party E-lit Jam! (continued) @PASSOS MANUEL

Sunday, July 23

10:30 - 14:00 ELO Directors Meeting @Sala Fernando Pessoa, EEPG, UFP

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