Friday, June 18, 2004

CFP - Currents in Electronic Literacy (7/31/04; e-journal issue)

DEADLINE: July 31, 2004

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 http://currents.cwrl.utexas.eduwill provide a forum for the presentation and 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?

Send queries or papers as doc, rtf, or html attachments to by July 31, 2004.