A workshop with the title 'Language and the Interface: A workshop on digital literature' will be offered on Friday January 22nd, 2016, by Dr. Manuel Portela (Associate Professor, Coimbra University, Portugal/ ERASMUS+ exchange).
The workshop is going to take place at School of English Library (New Philosophy Building 3rd floor) between 18:00-20:00.
***A certificate of attendance will be provided.***
*** Please bring your laptops/tablets with you ***
The places available for this workshop are really limited. So if you're interested in attending, please forward your emails to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is organized in collaboration with the School of English Book Club 'Transparent Windows.' For more information about our group please click on the following link: http://www.enl.auth.gr/trans_windows_en.html
This workshop is an introduction to digital literature. By the end of the workshop participants should be able to: a) recognize genres and forms of contemporary digital literature; b) describe the interplay between various material levels of digital textuality; c) analyse the structure, language, and forms of digital works; d) understand the role of software in electronic literature; e) expand their critical awareness of contemporary digital culture.
Participants will be invited to explore works of electronic literature using the online gallery of the “Language and the Interface” exhibition (http://languageandtheinterface.uc.pt/), which was produced on the occasion of the “Digital Literary Studies” conference hosted by the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Coimbra, May 14-15, 2015. This exhibition was organized by a group of PhD candidates in the Doctoral Programme “Advanced Studies in the Materialities of Literature” at the University of Coimbra.
Manuel Portela teaches in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Coimbra, where he directs the FCT Ph.D. Programme “Advanced Studies in the Materialities of Literature”. He was director of the University Theatre between 2005 and 2008. He collaborates in the project “Arquivo Digital da POEX: A Digital Archive of Portuguese Experimental Literature' (http://po-ex.net/), and he is the principal researcher of the project 'A Digital Archive of the Book of Disquiet' (http://ldod.uc.pt/). He is the author of two scholarly books: Scripting Reading Motions: The Codex and the Computer as Self-Reflexive Machines (MIT Press, 2013), and O Comércio da Literatura: Mercado e Representação [The Commerce of Literature: Marketplace and Representation] (Antígona, 2003).