Curators



«Affiliations» Exhibit curated by Álvaro Seiça & Daniela Côrtes Maduro

Álvaro Seiça is a writer and researcher. He is a PhD fellow at the University of Bergen, where he is teaching and editing the literary database ELMCIP (elmcip.net), and writing a thesis on digital poetry. Seiça’s most recent poetry works are mathx (metadata-eye), in collaboration with André Sier (2016), aimisola.net/hymiwo.po, in collaboration with Sindre Sørensen (2015), langlibabex, in collaboration with Claire Donato and Luc Dall’Armellina (2015), Ö (2014), aktra (2014), and permafrost: 20+1 zeptopoemas sms (2012). He holds a MA in Contemporary American Literature, with the thesis “Transduction: Transfer Processes in Digital Literature and Art” (University of Évora, 2011), winner of the Moser Prize 2013, forthcoming at Edições Húmus. In 2007, he co-founded Bypass, a nomadic editorial and curatorial project, and later Bypass Editions. He currently lives in Bergen, Norway, where he researches electronic literature and digital art at the Bergen Electronic Literature Research Group. @AlvaroSeica. alvaroseica.net

Daniela Côrtes Maduro holds a MA degree in Anglo-American Studies and a PhD in Materialities of Literature from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. She has taught at the elementary, high school and university level. As a researcher, she has been collaborating with several digital archives and projects focused on the study of narrative, digital media, multimodality, experimental and electronic literature. She currently works at the Universität Bremen (Germany), where her project, “Shapeshifting Texts: keeping track of electronic literature,” is being developed with the support of the University of Bremen and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - Research Fellowship Programme.


«Communities» Exhibit curated by Bruno Ministro & Sandra Guerreiro Dias

Bruno Ministro is PhD fellow in the Doctoral Program in Materialities of Literature at University of Coimbra, Portugal. His thesis, titled “All copies are original,” is focused on the expressive use of copy machines in the production of experimental artifacts. Other current research interests include media theory, electronic literature, experimental literature and digital literary studies. He is member of the Center for Portuguese Literature and collaborator of the Digital Archive of Portuguese Experimental Literature (hosted by UFP) and the Consortium on Electronic Literature (hosted by ELO). He is also a poet, performer, and digital artist who believes in a practice-based research model for knowledge production. Some of his recent scientific and artistic production can be found at hackingthetext.net.

Sandra Guerreiro Dias is PhD in Language and Social Practices (School of Arts and Humanities/Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra). She is Assistant Professor (Polytechnic Institute of Beja) and Researcher in the Center of Portuguese Literature (CLP). She is specialist on performance art, experimental literature and the Portuguese eighties. Her current research areas are: performativity, intermediality, performance and the archive, experimental literature and contemporary Portuguese literature and history. She is also a poet and performer.


«Translations» Exhibit curated by Ana Marques da Silva & Diogo Marques

Ana Marques da Silva has a degree in Modern Languages and Literatures – Portuguese and French Studies – with a specialization in translation. She completed her Masters in Teaching Portuguese and French in Secondary Education at the School of Social and Human Sciences at the New University of Lisbon, with the dissertation "Poetry in the Teaching of Languages." She dedicated herself to the theater and the visual arts, and has worked as a journalist, cultural programmer and teacher. She holds a doctoral scholarship from FCT and is currently a student in the FCT PhD Program in Advanced Studies in the Materialities of Literature at the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Coimbra, where she is writing a thesis on generative poetics. Her research interests are focused on literary theory and digital culture.

Diogo Marques is a research fellow holding a doctoral grant awarded by FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology). He is a PhD student in the Doctoral Program Materialities of Literature (University of Coimbra, Portugal). His current research focuses on how tactile/haptic perception influence the experiencing of digital literary artworks. He holds a degree in Modern Languages and Literatures, specialization in Portuguese and English Studies (New University of Lisbon), and a postgraduate degree in Contemporary Literary Creations (University of Évora). He was a curator (along with Daniela Côrtes Maduro and Ana M. Silva) in an exhibition of Electronic Literature (“Language and the Interface,” University of Coimbra, May 2015). He is a trainee member of the Centre for Portuguese Literature (University of Coimbra). Diogo Marques is also a digital/experimental poet and performer under the pseudonym Mário Lisboa Duarte. palavroclastia.blogspot.com; wreading-digits.com


«E-lit for Kids» Exhibit curated by Mark Marino, Astrid Ensslin, Maria Goicoechea & Lucas Ramada Prieto

Mark C. Marino (http://markcmarino.com) is a writer and scholar of electronic literature living in Los Angeles. His most recently taught How to Write and Read Fake News for UnderAcademy College (https://medium.com/the-fake-news-reader/). He also teaches writing at the University of Southern California where he Directs the Humanities and Critical Code Studies Lab (http://haccslab.com). His recent work includes Mrs. Wobbles and the Tangerine House (http://markcmarino.com/mrsw/), a collection of interactive stories he is writing with his children. Mark is the Director of Communication of the Electronic Literature Organization.

Astrid Ensslin is Professor of Media and Digital Communication at the University of Alberta, having previously held faculty, research and teaching positions at the Universities of Leeds, Manchester and Bangor (Wales). Her main publications include Literary Gaming (MIT Press, 2014), Analyzing Digital Fiction (Routledge, 2013), The Language of Gaming (Palgrave, 2011), Creating Second Lives: Community, Identity and Spatiality as Constructions of the Virtual (Routledge, 2011), Canonizing Hypertext: Explorations and Constructions (Bloomsbury, 2007), and Language in the Media: Representations, Identity, Ideology (Bloomsbury, 2007). She is Principal Editor of Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds, and has led externally funded research projects on videogames across cultures, reading and analyzing digital fiction, and specialized language corpora.

María Goicoechea is Associate Professor and Associate Department Head of the English Department at the University Complutense of Madrid (UCM). Prof. Goicoechea is a member of LEETHI Research Group (UCM), and of HERMENEIA (Universitat de Barcelona), two interdisciplinary research groups dedicated to the study of literature and computers. She is also the Principal Investigator of the project eLITE-CM (https://www.ucm.es/edicionliterariaelectronica) in Electronic Literary Edition, where she coordinates two collections of children literature: a collection of enriched digitalized children stories called Interactive Calleja, for the National Library of Spain, and the Ciberia collection of Digital Literature for Children and Teens (http://www.ciberiaproject.com/coleccion-lij-digital/).

Lucas Ramada Prieto holds a BA in Spanish Literature from the University of Oviedo (Spain) and an MA in Research in Language and Literature Education from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB, Spain). He is currently finishing his doctoral thesis on Children and Young Adults' electronic literature and literary education as a member of the GRETEL research group at the UAB. There, he also teaches literature for the Children and YA Master Program and and for teacher training programs for public institutions (Biblioteques de Barcelona, Rosa Sensat, and others). He coordinates GRETEL's Digital Literature for children's site. http://www.gretel.cat/recomanacions-lij-digital/


Exhibits Chair: Dene Grigar