This symposium brings together many figures from the world of electronic literature to discuss its practices, concerns, and future. The event will feature a keynote by Rita Raley on the socio-political potential of e-Writing, lectures by Geoffrey Ryman, Artur Matuck, Brian Kim Stefans, as well as presentations and discussions on the interpretation of eliterature by distinguished scholars field.

Thursday January 27th 2011
1pm – 7pm
Calit2 Theater, Atkinson Hall
University of California San Diego
Voigt Drive, La Jolla, CA

Tentative Schedule:

12pm – Technical check

1:00pm Sheldon Brown – Introduction (10mins)

Keynote: Rita Raley (~30mins + 15min Q&A)

2:00pm Geoffrey Ryman via Skype (30mins)

2:30pm Artur Matuck (~30mins + 15 min Q&A) text based

3:15pm – 3:30pm – Break

3:30pm Brian Kim Stefans (~30mins + 15mins Q&A)

4:15 – Interpretations (3×15 mins each + 15 mins Q&A)
Yra van Dijk
Beat Suter
Mark Marino and Jeremy Douglass

5:15pm – 5:30pm – Break

5:30pm Discusssion Panel
Sheldon Brown – moderator
Liz Losh
Anna Springer
Jeremy Douglass

6:30pm Readings and curated works.

We have also scheduled a technical check period between 12pm and 12:45pm on the day of the event. It is the only opportunity for you to test that your computer/video/audio will look & sound as you would like in the theater.

Maps and Directions to the event can be found here: