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Symposium: Women E-Lit (Washington State University)

In celebration of its 10th anniversary and Women’s History Month, the Electronic Literature Lab (ELL) at Washington State University is hosting a free, international symposium, via Zoom, entitled “Woman E-Lit, “on March 30, 2021, 9:00 a.m.-11: a.m. PDT. Speaking at the event are 12 scholars and artists who specialize in born-digital literature, including Annie Abrahams, Carolina Gainza, Verónica Gómez, Nohelia Meza, Jeneen Naji, Judith Okonkwo, Agnieszka Przybyszewska, Rejane Rocha, Lyle Skains, Dani Spinosa, Eman Younis. ELL’s Director, Dene Grigar, will moderate and speak at the event.



9:00-9:10: Welcome & Introductions

9:10-9:30: "Women researchers in Latin American E-Lit," by Carolina Gainza, Rejane Rocha, Nohelia Meza, and Verónica Gómez

9:30-9:40: "Provocation: Why Are Women Special?," by Lyle Skains

9:40-9:50: “Mothers and (sometimes unexpected) Daughters of E-Lit. On Polish women, (e-)literary theory, and VR poetry," by Agnieszka Przybyszewska

9:50-10:00: "Digital Poetry & Gendered Bodies," by Jeneen Naji

10:10-10:20: “Leading Women in the Assimilation of E-lit in Arabic Culture," by Eman Younis

10:20-10:30: “#Crossroads…,” by Annie Abrahams

10:30-10:40:  "Gender and Canadian Digital Poetics with Asterisks," by Dani Spinosa

10:40-10:50:  “Griottes of a New Age,”  by Judith Okonkwo

10:50-11:00: “Call to Action: Let Her Name Be Remembered,” by Dene Grigar

This is an activity whereby all participants at the event honor women who have shaped the field over the years by documenting their names and contributions.

March 30, 2021 9:00 am to 11:30 am

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Event type: Conference