E-POETRY [ 2015 ] : BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA : NEW PATHS, NEW VOICES /NUEVAS RUTAS, NUEVAS VOCES [ June 9-12, 2015 ]
Submissions: Jan. 7, 2015 — Early Registration: March 15, 2015
The Heart is the Capital of the Mind— / The Mind is a single State—
The Heart and the Mind together make / A single Continent—
— Emily Dickinson
E-Poetry is a renowned biennial international artistic gathering founded on dialog over emerging issues in digital, visual media arts, sound, and language-based arts. Its emphasis is on literary practice in an encompassing sense, i.e., the practice of thinking through engagement with the material aspects of media forms, the building of community, and the exchange of ideas across languages, borders, and ideologies. Rather than considering "new form" a qualifying criterion, it seeks to locate innovative artistic practice in its cultural, conceptual, and media milieu.
E-Poetry is an artist-oriented gathering, in the tradition of the historic poetry festivals of the 20th century that influenced and advanced literary and arts communities in the past. Its community encompasses countries across multiple continents, and it seeks to advance a collective spirit of poetics, literary, and media artspractice into the digital present.
Such a concept suggests a supportive environment, where all participants participate in all events. To foster collegial dialog, parallel sessions and keynote speakers are not presented. Teleconferencing and other forms of distanced participation are deemphasized, installations benefit from the presence of their artists. The focus of E-Poetry is on the in-person social exchanges that flourish in collective artistic conversation; it is we, here.
DEDICATED TO THE CONCEPT THAT THERE EXISTS ONE COLLECTIVE WORLDWIDE CONTEXT FOR DIGITAL LITERATURE — not a community by necessity broken into divisions by sea or isthmus or region — and continuing its biennial calendar to enable participants time to develop work suited to the uniquely celebratory spirit of this festival and conference, E-Poetry is pleased to present its Call For Proposals for its conference in Buenos Aires, June 9-12, 2015, the first ongoing electronic literature series to be held in South America! We celebrate greater community, new voices, and new contexts!
Proposals for Scientific/Scholarly Papers (15 minutes) or Creative (Performances/Readings/Hybrid Talks of 15 or 30 minutes) or Media Exhibitions (Installations/Video/Hybrid Works) including: (1) full name and affiliation (academic or independent artist); (2) two-line program listing (if full description is in Spanish or Portuguese, please also include two-line program listing in English); (3) 250 word description; and (4) technical needs/precise set-up time for proposed presentation. Indicate category of submission. Conference languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese (simultaneous translation). Of greatest interest are literary explorations, new poetics, e-lit across borders and languages, and emergent connections with Latin America. Whether scholarly, poetically inspired, or interwoven critical/artistic works, we seek your presentations and performances! Special thanks to Claudia Kozak, Local Facilitator. ALL proposals, with subject line “E-Poetry 2015 Proposal” MUST be sent to emerginglanguagepractices [at] gmail.com with a cc: to Laura Shackelford, E-POETRY [ 2015 ] Proposals Coordinator (lxsgla [at] rit.edu). Updated info available at E-POETRY 2015 (http://epc.buffalo.edu/e-poetry/2015). Due to the highly competitive nature of E-Poetry, early submission is encouraged.
DEADLINE: Proposals for scientific/scholarly papers or performances/readings/hybrid talks: Jan. 7, 2015; notifications of acceptance by Feb. 15, 2015. Early registration deadline is March 15, 2015.