CFP: Currents in Electronic Literacy (4/30/04; e-journal issue)

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Call for papers on special journal topic "Intersections or Reflections: What Do
Technology and Literature Have to Say to One Another?"

The upcoming issue of Currents in Electronic Literacy
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discussion of technologically-informed work in literary studies. If literature
mirrors (and implicitly critiques) society, how has its academic study come to
reflect technological developments? Alternatively, where do literature and
technology intersect? Submissions might fit one of the following categories:

--explorations of pedagogical uses of technology in the teaching of literature:
either practical (how to use a particular application to teach a certain text)
or theoretical (what are the implications of incorporating technology into the
teaching of literature?)
--studies of the intersections of literary and technological forms: for example,
new developments in hypertext fiction or blogs as an emerging genre. How has
old content appeared in new forms, or new content in old forms? (Or how are the
boundaries blurred?)
--investigations into how literature and technology reflect each other: how can
the disciplinary concerns of literary studies help us approach technology? What
can the paradigms of information technology offer to the study of literature?

Currents is also seeking reviews of recent texts relevant to our theme,
including the following:

Writing Machines (N. Katherine Hayles)
Radiant textuality : literature after the World Wide Web (Jerome McGann)
Intensive science and virtual philosophy (Manuel Delanda)
Digital Poetics: The Making of E-poetries (Loss Pequeno Glazier)
Pause & Effect: The Art of Interactive Narrative (Mark S. Meadows)
Virtual Art: From Illusion to Immersion (Oliver Grau)
The New Media Reader (Wardrip-Fruin)
Writing Space: Computers, Hypertext, and the Remediation of Print (Jay David
Bolter )
 Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software (Steven
Cyborg Citizen: Politics in the Posthuman Age (Chris Hables Gray)

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