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Call for papers and presentations: Mix Digital 2013

Mix Digital 2013: text on screens; making/discovering/teaching call for papers and presentations

Following on from a successful 2012 event, Bath Spa University is co-hosting a second Mix Digital conference, in partnership with The Writing Platform. This small-scale, intimate series of events will take place over three days at BSU’s Corsham Court campus, set in a Grade One-listed Jacobean mansion in the bucolic Wiltshire landscape.

This year, the themes will be ‘Text on Screens: Making, Discovering, Teaching’. The organisers welcome papers and presentations about creative works that focus on making digital work, including fiction, e-poetry, videopoetry; mobile, locative, and site specific forms; digital non-fiction, games, text-based digital art, and other electronic, hybrid forms. Papers and presentations of creative works that focus on discovering digital work are also invited, including publishing, curating, gate-keeping, distributing, discoverability, search, audience and performance. And papers and presentations that focus on pedagogy and pedagogical issues in the fields of ‘text on screens’, digital transformations and digital humanities are requested, too.

Papers will be published in a peer-reviewed e-journal; further details to be announced in 2013 with an e-journal edition to be published in 2014.

Proposals are welcome on the topics including, but not limited to, the following:

• What does it mean to put text on a screen?

• What new forms of storytelling are emerging?

• Does reader/writer interaction – via, for example, social media and social reading platforms – transform the work?

• Is writing itself altered by digitisation?

• Publishing, distributing, gatekeeping and curating digital forms

• Discoverabilty and search in the digital landscape

• Transliteracy and transmedia

• New forms of narrative and narrativity

• Audience, performativity, e-performance

• Disruption and transformation of narrative forms

• Pedagogy: how do we teach, collect, and distribute new forms to students?

As well as this, we invite practitioners to send in proposals for presentations or performances of their creative digital works.

Conference Committee: Katharine Reeve (BSU), Lucy English (BSU), Sarah Tremlett (artist), Kate Pullinger (BSU), and Donna Hancox (QUT).
Conference Keynote Speakers will include Naomi Alderman and The Literary Platform’s own Sophie Rochester.

Abstracts of up to 300 words should be sent to [email protected] by 21 January, 2013.

The event will take place at Bath Spa University/The Writing Platform Conference, Corsham, England, between the 15-17 July, 2013.


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