[Air-L] CFP: International Conference on Latin American Cybercultural Studies

Tori Holmes v.holmes at liverpool.ac.uk
Thu Sep 16 09:14:55 PDT 2010

  Dear all,

please see below for a call for papers for a conference on Latin 
American Cybercultural Studies to be held at the University of Liverpool 
in the UK in May 2011. I think this list does not accept attachments, so 
I've avoided trying to send the postgraduate conference grant form 
mentioned in the call. If you need it, please write to the conference 
organiser, Dr Claire Taylor - see below for her email address.

Best wishes,



International Conference on Latin American Cybercultural Studies:
Exploring New Paradigms and Analytical Approaches


The School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies at the University of
Liverpool is pleased to announce a forthcoming conference on Latin
American Cybercultural Studies. This conference, the first of its kind
in the UK, will focus on the growing field of Latin American
cyberculture, including literary blogs, digital storytelling, digital
poetry, hypertext novels, hypermedia fiction, net.art, and online
performance art, amongst others, and aims to explore analytical and
theoretical approaches to these new media works. Combining presentations
by practitioners and scholars alike, the conference aims to provide an
important counterpart to the Anglophone-dominated arena of cybercultural
studies, and will include workshops on hypermedia narrative and digital
poetry, as well as the opportunity to reflect on research-led teaching
in digital media.

Confirmed Speakers Include:
Diego Bonilla (California State University)
Andrew Brown (Washington University in St Louis)
Debra Castillo (Cornell University)
Margaret Clarke (University of Portsmouth)
Luis Correa-Díaz (University of Georgia at Athens)
Héctor Perea (UNAM)
Thea Pitman (University of Leeds)
Scott Weintraub (University of Georgia at Athens)

Papers are especially invited on, but are not restricted to, the
following areas:
• Locality and Embeddedness in Hispanic Cyberliteratures
• Latin American Digital Poetry and Hypermedia Narratives
• Remixing and Mash-Ups in Latin American net.art
• Latin American Literature in the Age of Re-mediation and Inter-mediation
• Countering the Importation of Cybercultural Paradigms
• Research-Led Teaching in the Digital World

The organizers welcome proposals both for panels and for individual
20-minute papers, which may be given in English, Spanish or Portuguese.
Alternative formats – round tables, discussion papers, work-in-progress,
multimedia presentations – are positively encouraged, as are
postgraduate submissions. Abstracts for individual papers should be
between 300-350 words; proposals for panels should include panel title,
names of panel members and abstracts. Postgraduates are eligible to
apply for the Postgraduate Conference Grant, and should apply using the
attached form.

Abstracts and panel proposals should be sent by 1 December 2010 to the
conference organizer, Dr Claire Taylor (c.l.taylor at liv.ac.uk).

The conference organizers would like to thank the Modern Humanities
Research Organization, and the University of Liverpool International
Collaboration Fund for their contributions to the conference.

Tori Holmes
PhD student in Latin American cyberculture
School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
University of Liverpool

personal university page: http://bit.ly/6ZDAN

Latin American cyberculture and cyberliterature research project: http://www.liv.ac.uk/soclas/research/lacyberculture/index.htm

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