Women and electronic literature to be topic of free international symposium March 30

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Electronic Literature Lab at WSU Vancouver, will mark its 10th anniversary as well as Women’s History Month with a free, online international symposium March 30. Titled “Woman E-Lit,” the symposium will be presented from 9 to 11 a.m. PDT via Zoom. Registration is required to obtain the link.

Twelve scholars and artists who specialize in born-digital literature will speak. They represent countries such as Ireland, Chile, Israel, Nigeria, Canada and Argentina. Dene Grigar, professor and director of the Creative Media and Digital Culture program at WSU Vancouver and director of the ELL, is hosting the event and will serve as moderator.

Presentations will feature such topics as “Provocation: Why Are Women Special?” “Digital Poetry and Gendered Bodies” and “Gender and Canadian Digital Poetics with Asterisks.” Women who have shaped the field over the years will be recognized.

To register or learn more, email dgrigar@wsu.edu.

About WSU Vancouver

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Brenda Alling, Office of Marketing and Communication, 360-546-9601, brenda_alling@wsu.edu

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