Conference schedule

The conference will take place at three different locations. Please check the page Travel and Locations to know how to move around Bremen.

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Thursday, 3rd November

08:30- 08:45

08:45- 10:30

Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek


“Shapeshifting texts” opening

Jörgen Schäfer (Universität Siegen, ADEL)

Rui Torres (Universidade Fernando Pessoa,

Daniela Côrtes Maduro (Universität Bremen)

Artist talk:

Søren Pold

Rui Torres

10:30- 11:00



Panel I – “Nothing comes of nothing”

“Rhapsodic Textualities”

Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr. Dene Grigar, Washington State University Vancouver, president of the Electronic Literature Organization

(10 min. for questions)

11:40- 12:00 Sound and electronic literature: “Under language” and “narrative archaeology” – John Barber
12:00-12:20 For a new Mnemosyne: Art, Experience, and Technology – Corin Depper
12:20-14:20 Lunch on your own at the university facilities.

Please travel to Gästehaus Universität Bremen with Tram 6 from „Universität/Zentralbereich“ to „Wilhelm-Kaisen-Brücke“ (21m). Tickets can be purchased inside the tram.

14:20-14:40 Gästehaus Universität Bremen

Writing without type: explorations in developing a digital writing practice – Claire Dean

14:40 – 15:00 Reading Practices, (Para)Textuality and, the Good Old Book‘ on LovelyBooks and – Raphaela Knipp
15:00 – 15:20 Literature Beyond the Text: Vliterature, towards a Post-textual Literature? – Erika Fülöp
15:20 – 15:40 Discussion
15:40 -16:20

Panel II – Introspective Texts

“Reflexive Texts and Introspective Media: Overwriting the Machine”


Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr. Manuel Portela, Director of the Materialities of Literature Program, University of Coimbra

(10 min. for questions)

16:20 -16:40 Machine Network Reading – Søren Pold
16:40 – 17:00 Speed Readers and Predictive Text: Encounters with New Media through the Glitch Poetics of Caroline Bergvall and Erica Scourti – Nathan Jones
17:00 -17:20 COFFEE BREAK
17:20-17:40 Algorithmic Adaptations – Writing With and Against the Intelligent Machine – Otso Huopaniemi.
17:40-18:00 Modelling Literature: How Generative Literature Produces Literature Anew – Hannah Ackermans
18:00-18:20 Discussion
20:00 Dinner at Ratskeller Bremen

Friday, 4th November

Gästehaus Universität Bremen


Panel III – Teaching the digital

“E-Lit Practice and Pedagogy: Interweaving Methods,
Content and Technology”

Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr. Maria Mencia, ELO Board of Directors, University of Kingston.

(10 min. for questions)

10:40-11:00 Adapting Children’s Literature into Hypermedia Apps: a Constant Dialogue between Digital Media and Print Tradition – Eleonora Acerra
11:00-11:20 Forging Paths with the Experience of Producing E-books for Children in Brazil – Suria Scapin and Isabela Parada
11:20-11:40 Walking into the Literary Field? – the Interaction between China’s Official and Online Literary Scenes – Serafina Aquilino
11:40-12:00 Discussion
12:00-13:30 LUNCH

Panel IV – Trans-multi-inter: the medium

“An Alternative History of the Digital Humanities: The Case of The Electronic Book Review (1995-2016)”

Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr. Joseph Tabbi,

Electronic Book Review (EBR) Editor in Chief, University of Illinois at Chicago

(10 min. for questions)

14:10-14:30 WYSIWYG and WYSIWII: the Materiality of Digital Literature – Alamir Correa
14:30-14:50 The Media Materiality as a “Dance of Agency” – Performing Literary Text with Substances – Anna Nacher
14:50-15:10 COFFEE BREAK
15:10-15:30 The Face by Dürer: Intermedial Genealogies of German Physiognomic Science from Printed Book to Digital Art Bridged through an Online Keyword Thesaurus – Devon Schiller
15:30 -15:50 The Using of Multimedia News in Modern Georgian Print and Online Media – Dali Osepashvili
15:50 – 16:10 Discussion
16:10- 18:30 16:30- 18:30

Travel to Am Wall by tram (7m) or walk to the Stadtbibliothek Bremen (11m)

Stadtbibliothek Bremen, Waal-Saal)

Evening performances


Toxi•City (screening) – Scott Rettberg a poemtrack for a yet-to-be-written dance piece (performance) – Álvaro Seiça


UnDialogues on Experiments in Creative Research.

(artist talk and performance) – Rui Torres

Saturday, 5th November

Raum SFG 0140


Panel V – Where is narrative?

“Character: a concept that does not stand still”

Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr. Carlos Reis, Director of the

Centro de Literatura Portuguesa, Universidade de Coimbra

(10 min. for questions)

10:40-11:00 Eduardo: a multimedia story by a Swiss army knife journalist – Fernanda Bonacho
11:00-11:20 Swipe to turn the “page”: metafiction in the story app The Monster at The End of This Book – Aline Frederico
11:20-11:40 Medium Matters? Medium Matters Not? A Reflection on the Storytelling Mechanism across Media – Yan Zheng
11:40-12:00 Discussion
12:00-13:00  LUNCH

Panel VI – Tracking and visualizing texts

“Visualizing the field of electronic literature”

Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr. Scott Rettberg, ELMCIP project leader, University of Bergen

(10 min. for questions)

13:40-14:00 Tracking a Publishing Pulse – Visualizations of the Swedish National Bibliography – Ylva Sommerland
14:00-14:20 Design of Transmedia Publishing for Scientific and Artistic Researches – Lucile Haute
14:20-14:40  COFFEE BREAK
14:40-15:00 From Corpus to Bio-Text; Peter Carey’s Archives as Literary Networks – Keyvan Allahyari
15:00 -15:20 Getting a Bigger Picture of a Literary Text with AnnotateVis – Muhammad Faisal Cheema
15:20 – 15:40 Non-Human Writers – Digital Media as Means for Equipping Non-Humans with Auctorial Powers – Michael Heidt
15:40 -16:00 Discussion

Location: Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Bremen

Final visit to exhibition (closes at 18:00)