The deadline to send the application form to the representative of your institution is January 20th, 2014.
This Erasmus Intensive Program dedicated to digital literature is unique in Europe. You might think that it was limited to a specialized avant-garde field and would only interest a fewenthusiasts. Far from it! Digital Literature, for sixty years now, has used and misused the computer, explored its possibilities, and questionned its everyday use. It has developed innovative approaches, and anticipated uses of the computer that are common today, highlighting both the limits and the rich potential of the digital. Creative, of course it continues to propose newpossibilities, as a way of subverting the normative practices that the industry is trying to impose. Digital literature exploits the traditional computer as well as mobiles, tablets, social networks, geolocalisation and all the environments that the digital creates. It is is forward-facing. That's why engaging with this inititiative at the intersection of technology and creativity will be of interest tomany disciplines. It will be an asset of particular benefit to tomorrow’s creative professionals, whether they are working in the humanities, in artistic or literary fields, or in computer science. This is why we wanted to make this course available to as many disciplines as possible, in an attempt to gather a group of students with complementary skills. This Erasmus Intensive Program is open to Masters and Doctoral students in, among others, literature, foreign languages, communication, computer sciences, hypermedia, media studies, cultural studies, fine arts, performance arts, creative writing, literature studies, media studies, coming from the partners Universities: the Université Paris 8, the Universidad Complutense, the University of Ljubljana , the Universidade Fernando Pessoa and University College Falmouth.
Different nationalities, different backgrounds and training, multiple levels, the conditions are right for this contact to be rewarding for everyone in a truly European context. For Europe is formedby all of us, in our diversity, walking together toward a common goal. It is this diversity that the erasmus intensive programs are designed to support over a short period. This will be a particularly valuable experience for all participants, students and teachers.
The program will be held in Madrid, at the Complutense University, from Monday June, 16th, 2014 to Friday July 4th, 2014. Students will be accommodated in rooms. Air flights (from your university to Madrid), accommodation and lunch will be covered by the program. No additional fee is required so that participation in this program does not involve special costs.
The program is open to thirty selected students with a ratio for each university. Students coming from Arts, Computing Sciences, Media Studies and Literatures at Master level will be welcome. Lessons are conducted in English by teachers of different nationalities. Not everyone will be fluent in the language of Shakespeare's but the group is here to help each student to assimilate the concepts. Courses will not consist of lectures, but of sessions based on presentations of works and exchanges. A digital platform and course materials will be provided.
The program is split into two periods. The first period will focus on the discovery of this literature, with its roots in the aesthetics of combination, visual and sound poetry and literary theories of the twentieth century. Then, the principal aspects of digital literature will be presented: hypertext, animation, performance, the role of the program, the technical apparatus, the changing modalities of reading and writing, the creation of new rhetorical forms, the relationship between digital literature and other artforms. Technical workshops will happen during this period: Flash, prezi, HTML, and different langages of programming and media management.
During the second period, students working in groups of 2 or 3 in projects will conceive of and produce creative works using digital tools and programs. This practical work will be an opportunityto take advantage of complementary skills. These workshops will be supervised by several teachers, and a wide variety of tools will be made available, some requiring no computing skills.
The assessment will be carried out in relatioship with the project: a critical reflection and analysis document and an oral presentation of creative work.This program carries ECTS credits delivered in each University.
Social evenings and cultural visits will complete the course in order to make these three weeks a time of new friendships and connections.
Applications must be sent by email to the representatives at every institution before January 20: a short resume, a cover letter in support of your application, a feed back sheet and this form (link soon) to fill.
|19h : apéritif and welcomme|
|17||9 - 10h45 : presentation of the IP|
|11h15 - 13h : technical basis of digital literature and hypertext, theory, Philippe Bootz|
|14h30 - 16h15 : avant-gardes in poetry (concrete, visual, sound, combinatory), Rui Torres|
|16h45 - 18h30 : workshop HTML, Odile Farge|
|19h30 - 21h : literary screenings and performances|
|18||9 - 10h45 : history of digital literature, Philippe Bootz|
|11h15 - 13h : performances in digital literature, Jerome Fletcher|
|14h30 - 16h15 : workshop text animation, Philippe Bootz|
|16h45 - 18h30 : workshop text animation, Philippe Bootz|
|19||9 - 10h45 : digital literature and the social, Janez Strehovec|
|11h15 - 13h : digital reading, Maria Goicoechea|
|14h30 - 16h15 : workshop Flash, Odile Farge|
|16h45 - 18h30 : workshop Flash, Odile Farge|
|20||9 - 10h45 : installations of digital literature, Jerome Fletcher|
|11h15 - 13h : generation of text, Rui Torres|
|14h30 - 16h15 : worshop wordpress, Odile Farge|
|16h45 - 18h30 : worshop wordpress, Odile Farge|
|Saturday 21||Week –end : cultural program:|
|Sunday 22||collections of the museo Reina Sofia|
|23||9 - 10h45 : Digital literature in Literary theory, Alexandra Saemmer|
|11h15 - 13h : animated poetry, Philippe Bootz|
|14h30 - 16h15 : workshop prezi, Alexandra Saemmer|
|16h45 - 18h30 : workshop prezi, Alexandra Saemmer|
|24||9 - 10h45 : aesthetics of the code, Philippe Bootz|
|11h15 - 13h : semiotics and rhetorics in digital literature, Alexandra Saemmer|
|14h30 - 16h15 : workshop media management (sound, video) / processing, Philippe Bootz|
|16h45 - 18h30 : workshop media management (sound, video) / processing, Philippe Bootz|
|25||9 - 10h45 : hypertext of fiction, Arnaud Regnauld|
|11h15 - 13h : forming the project teams - project proposal|
|14h30 - 18h30 : forming the project teams - project proposal|
|26||9 - 13 : project|
|14h30 - 18h30 : project|
|27||9 - 13 : project|
|14h30 - 18h30 : project|
|Saturday 28||visit of the escorial|
|30||document of analysing and conception - workshop on the project|
|2||9h - 13h : preparation of presentations of projects|
|14h30 - 18h30 : presentation of the projects|
|3||9 - 13h : presentation of the projects|
|14h30 - 15h30 : jury|
|15h30 - 18h : discussion and evaluation of the IP|
|4||attestations and departure|