[globaloutlookDH-l] Extension for Digital Diversity conference

Alex Gil colibri.alex at gmail.com
Tue Sep 16 07:31:42 MDT 2014

*Apologies for cross-posting*

I'm forwarding for us the extension for the Digital Diversity 2015. Hope to
see you there!



Hello all,

Please note the new CFP deadline for the Digital Diversity 2015 conference,
below and at our website:digitaldiversity2015.org.

Best wishes, Kathryn Holland

*Digital Diversity 2015: Writing | Feminism | Culture*

*Orlando turns 20*

Edmonton, Canada 7-9 May 2015

How have new technologies transformed literary and cultural histories? How
do they enable critical practices of scholars working in and outside of
digital humanities? Have decades of digital studies enhanced, altered, or
muted the project to recover and represent more diverse histories of
writers, thinkers, and artists positioned differently by gender, race,
ethnicity, sexualities, social class and/or global location?  This
conference examines the trajectory of feminist digital studies, observing
the ways in which varied projects have opened up the objects and methods of
literary history and cultural studies. It marks the twentieth anniversary
of the start of the Orlando Project, an ongoing experiment in digital
methods that produces *Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles, from
the Beginnings to the Present* (orlando.cambridge.org). Alongside
pioneering projects such as the Women Writers Project, the Corvey Project,
the Dickinson Electronic Archives, the Perdita Project, and the Victorian
Women Writers Project, Orlando blazed a new path in the field, bringing
together feminist literary studies with emerging methods of digital
inquiry.  These twenty years have witnessed a revolution in how we
research, produce, and circulate knowledge. It is time to reflect upon the
impact of the digital turn on engagement with the literary and cultural

We welcome presentations that will together reflect on the past, present,
and future of digital literary and cultural studies; examine synergies
across digital humanities projects; and stimulate exchanges across such
fields as literary history, history, art history, cultural studies, and
media studies.

Potential topics include:

   - Transformations and evaluations of feminist, gender, queer and other
   recuperative literary studies
   - Digital manifestations of critical race studies,
   transatlantic/transnationalist or local/community-based approaches
   - Collaborations between digital humanities specialists and scholars in
   other fields
   - Born-digital critical and creative initiatives in cultural history
   (journals, blogs, electronic “branch” projects, crowdsourcing, multi-media,
   and interactive projects)
   - Editorial initiatives, digitization and curation of primary texts,
   representation of manuscripts and the writing process
   - Inquiry into texts, networks, and historical processes via
   visualization and other “distant reading” strategies
   - Authorship and collaboration: the work of women and other historically
   marginalized writers, traditional models of scholarship, and new conditions
   of digital research and new media
   - Sound and sight: sound and visual arts studies in digital environments
   - Identities and diversity in new media: born-digital arts in word,
   sound, and image, in genres including documentaries, blogs, graphic novels,
   memoirs, hypertexts and e-literature
   - Conditions of production: diversity in academia, publishing, library,
   information science, or programming, past and present
   - Cultural and political implications of particular tools or digital
   modes of presentation
   - Pedagogical objectives, practices, environments
   - Dissemination, accessibility, and sustainability challenges faced by
   digital projects

The conference will include paper/panel presentations as well as
non-traditional presentation formats. Please submit abstracts (500 words
for single paper, poster, or demonstration, and 1500 words for panels of 3
papers or workshops) along with a short CV for each presenter. We are
applying for funding to support the participation of students and emerging

We welcome proposals for other non-traditional formats. Half- to full-day
workshops will be held on the first day of the conference; demonstrations
and poster presentations will be embedded in the conference program.
Proposals for workshops should provide a description, outline, and proposed
schedule indicating the length of time and type of space desired.

The deadline for all submissions is * 26 September 2014*. Send proposals
and CVs by email, to *digdiv2015 at gmail.com <digdiv2015 at gmail.com>*. Follow
us on Twitter *@digdiv2015*.
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