Call For Papers; E-Reading Between the Lines

CFP: E-reading Between the Lines:
21st century literature, digital platforms and literacies
The Higher Education Academy Discipline Workshop and Seminar Series, 2012-13

Cost: FREE (registration required)
Date: 5 July 2013
Location/venue: Checkland Building, Falmer Campus,
University of Brighton, UK

This unique one day event will reflect on the teaching of post-millennial literature in HE and FE and interrogate the use of digital and social technologies in teaching, assessment and creative writing to offer this emerging field as a new and directional source of understanding and inspiration for contemporary students, scholars, publishers and authors.

E-readers and e-books enjoy an increasing influence over the ways we consume literature in the twenty-first century. Whether we turn to new digital platforms to disguise our secret Mills and Boon habit or to display our technological skills, these new forms have already changed the ways in which we consume and experience literature. In dialogue with the printed book, the e-book has been instrumental in generating debate, new writings and innovative content and has enriched our literary experience in the twenty-first century. At present the two co-exist, but how long until the e coup?

Uniting for the first time scholars, students, writers, readers and publishers, this symposium will reflect on uses and impact of digital platforms on the production, consumption and uses of literature in HE and FE to offer the emerging field of twenty-first century writings as a new and directional source of understanding and creative inspiration.

Papers may address English Literature and interactions with new technologies and social networking developments, teaching and learning, open access, creative writing, publishing and marketing Literature.

Deadline for abstracts (250 words): 1st Feb 2013 to

For those wishing to attend, this FREE event has strictly limited spaces. Registration will open in early 2013. To express interest in registration please email asap.

For those presenting papers, there is a HEA fund to cover speaker travel and expenses.

Dr Katy Shaw
Subject Leader, English Literature
Faculty of Arts
E350 Checkland Building
University of Brighton
Falmer Campus
(01273) 643314

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