Who Reads Modern Arabic Literature, How and Why? A Conference CFP

Reception of modern Arabic literature from the 19th century to the 21st century is the topic of a forthcoming conference that will be held on October 5-7, 2022 at Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany. This conference is funded by the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) and organized by Christian Junge (Marburg), Susanne Abou Ghaida, … More Who Reads Modern Arabic Literature, How and Why? A Conference CFP

The ELC4 has been launched with Four Works in the Arabic Language

The Electronic Literature Collection vol. 4 has recently been launched including 132 literary works from 42 author nationalities in 31 languages. Among these works, four works in Arabic are featured. Two of them first appeared in the Arabic language and were written by Arab writers: A dictionary of the revolution by Amira Hanafi and Prison … More The ELC4 has been launched with Four Works in the Arabic Language

For the First Time, The Robert Coover Award’s Honorable Mention Goes to an Arabic E-Lit Work

Al-Barrah by Reham Hosny and Mohamed A. Nasef is the first Arabic e-lit piece to win the Robert Coover Award’s Honorable Mention. The Electronic Literature Organization announced, on the first of June, 2022 in Como, Italy, that the Robert Coover Award went to ReRites by David Jhave Johnston, the runner up was Travesty Generator by … More For the First Time, The Robert Coover Award’s Honorable Mention Goes to an Arabic E-Lit Work

The ELO elects the First Arab and African Board Member in its History

The ELO has recently announced the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors, one of them being the digital artist and e-lit scholar Reham Hosny. By electing her as a board member, Hosny is considered the first Arab and African to win this seat. Dr. Reham Hosny is an Assistant Professor in … More The ELO elects the First Arab and African Board Member in its History

The African E-Lit Conference in Nigeria and Morocco Commences on the 22nd of November

The Centre for Digital Humanities University of Lagos (CEDHUL), Nigeria, and Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco are organizing the first African Electronic Literature Alliance international workshop conference (AELAIWC 2021). In an online/in-person workshop and lectures format and under the title “Digital Tools & Hypertext Praxis in African Digital Literature,” AELAIWC 2021 will “train and … More The African E-Lit Conference in Nigeria and Morocco Commences on the 22nd of November

The Updated Version of Al-Barrah, the First Arabic AR and Hologram Novel, was Launched

On the 2nd of this month, Al-Barrah, the First Arabic AR and Hologram novel, was launched. Al-Barrah – the announcer – is a collaborative, immersive, and digital project between the programmer Mohamed Nassef and the scholar and novelist Reham Hosny. Al-Barrah is the first paper novel to combine augmented reality and hologram technologies with Arabic … More The Updated Version of Al-Barrah, the First Arabic AR and Hologram Novel, was Launched

“Look @ Me Now: Black (In)Visibility across Institutions and Platforms”: A New Hyperrhiz Call of Papers

Blackness as a non-monolithic lived experience surrounds us at all times, permeating across institutions and platforms. Within this antiblack singularity where Black is rendered visible through violence and cruelty, “Look @ Me Now: Black (In)Visibility across Institutions and Platforms” seeks submissions highlighting Black joy, activism, exploration, and liberation as an unapologetic reclamation. Blackness does not … More “Look @ Me Now: Black (In)Visibility across Institutions and Platforms”: A New Hyperrhiz Call of Papers

64th ASA Annual Meeting Call for Proposals

Re-Centering Africa: Resistance and Renewal In A World Beyond COVID-19 Program Chairs: Gretchen Bauer (University of Delaware) and Akosua Darkwah (University of Ghana)The theme of the 2021 African Studies Association annual meeting is “Re-centering Africa: Resistance and Renewal in a World Beyond COVID-19.” We invite proposals from a range of disciplines that explore the ways … More 64th ASA Annual Meeting Call for Proposals

MIX 2021 – Amplified Publishing/ Call for Papers and Presentations (3rd – 6th July 2021)

Are you interested in the future of content publishing? Are you a writer, artist, technologist or  researcher engaged in finding new ways to tell stories to new audiences? Are you keen to  hear from people working across books, digital, sound, video, AR, VR, and games? MIX  2021 offers an opportunity to join us as we … More MIX 2021 – Amplified Publishing/ Call for Papers and Presentations (3rd – 6th July 2021)

IFTe and Arabic E-Lit

The Intersections, Feminism, Technology & Digital Humanities network (IFTe) is a new promising network that intends to “‘un-code’ gendered assumptions, question our digital environments and systems, and embed intersectional feminist methods and theory within DH with a view to the creation of new DH futures.” IFTe is a collaboration between Cambridge University, Maynooth University, Sussex … More IFTe and Arabic E-Lit