CFP for International Conference: Digital Literary Studies : May 14-15, 2015

International Conference: Digital Literary Studies
Date: May 14-15, 2015
Location: School of Arts and Humanities, University of Coimbra, Portugal

‘Digital Literary Studies’ is an international conference exploring methods,
tools, objects and digital practices in the field of literary studies. The
digitization of artifacts and literary practices, the adoption of computational
methods for aggregating, editing and analyzing texts as well as the development
of collaborative forms of research and teaching through networking and
communication platforms are three dimensions of the ongoing relocation of
literature and literary studies in the digital medium. The aim of this two-day
conference is to contribute to the mapping of material practices and
interpretative processes of literary studies in a changing media ecology.

We invite researchers to submit papers and posters on projects concerned with
the digital reinvention of literary studies.

Possible topics include, but are
not limited to:
-computational literary analysis (macro analysis, data mining, distant reading,
topic modelling; visualization, corpora);
-digital philology (electronic editions and archives, textual databases);
-computational literary creation (automatic generation of text, textual
instruments, kinetic texts, locative narrative, etc.);
-the teaching of literature in a digital context;
-peer review and open access (new practices of collaboration, dissemination,
transfer and validation of knowledge production).

The ‘Digital Literary Studies’ conference will take place at the School of
Arts and Humanities, University of Coimbra on May 14-15, 2015.

Paper and poster proposals should be submitted by January 15, 2015 through EasyChair
We also welcome panel proposals (three presenters per panel). All paper proposals must be between
1500 and 2000 words (including references). Authors should provide name,
contact details, and institutional affiliation, as well as title, abstract, and
keywords for their paper. Authors will be notified of the peer review results
by February 15, 2015. Proposals can use any of the following languages:
Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, and Italian. Selected articles resulting
from the conference papers will be published in a special issue of the journal
MATLIT.

For additional updated information, please check the conference website

The Organizing Committee may be contacted via the e-mail eldcol2015@gmail.com

Keynote Speakers
Florian Cramer (Creating 010, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences)
Matthew Kirschenbaum (University of Maryland)
Paulo Franchetti (Unicamp – Universidade Estadual de Campinas)
Susan Schreibman (Trinity College Dublin)

Organization
PhD Programme in Materialities of Literature (FCT PhD Programme)
No Problem Has a Solution: A Digital Archive of the Book of Disquiet (research
project PTDC/CLE-LLI/118713/2010)
Research Group “Digital Mediation and Materialities of Literature”
Centre for Portuguese Literature at the University of Coimbra (CLP)

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