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April 18: Colloquium: Media scholar discusses print-digital literature

FREDERICK, Maryland—A literary and media scholar will speak about the emergence of print-digital literature in a Hood College colloquium event April 18 at 7 p.m. in the Marx Center.

Élika Ortega’s talk, titled “Between Media and Gestures: Reading (Print) Digital Literature,” will examine the media configuration, emerging poetics, and gestural reading of print-digital works like “Between Page and Screen” by Amaranth Borsuk and Brad Bouse, “El libro del fin del mundo” by Belén Gache, and “O Livro depois do Livro” by Giselle Beiguelman’s.

Ortega is an assistant professor of cultures, societies and global studies at Northeastern University. She writes about digital literature, digital and traditional media, intermediality, materiality, reading practices and interfaces, books, networks, digital humanities, and multilingualism in academia. Her projects include “A Handbook of E-Lit Reading,” an archive of instructions to read electronic literature works; “No Legacy || Literatura electronica” (2016) an electronic literature exhibition; and “Textual Environments,” her monograph investigation print-digital works of literature.

This event is free and open to the public, funded in part by a National Endowment for the Humanities challenge grant. For more information, contact Aaron Angello at angello@hood.edu or visit humanities.hood.edu/calendar.