Research Group Electronic Literature


Joint Workshop on Electronic Literature as a Framework for Digital Humanities

Supported by a Peder Sather Grant, electronic literature scholars at the University of Bergen and at the University of California, Berkeley are developing a collaboration to explore the connections between electronic literature and the digital humanities.

Photograph of 15 researchers standing on stairs at Berkeley
Californian and Norwegian scholars gathered after the workshop at Berkeley. Front: Justin Berner, Jessica Pressman, Claudia von Vacano, Mark Marino, Ryan Ikeda. Second row: Jeremy Douglass, Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Stephanie Boluk, Álvaro Seiça, Patrick LeMieux, Alex Saum-Pascaule. Back: Anne Karhio, Scott Rettberg, Jill Walker Rettberg, Mia Zamora.
Claudia von Vacano

An ongoing collaboration between electronic literature scholars at UiB and Berkeley resulted in a workshop at Berkeley on April 6-7, 2018, for Californian scholars and scholars connected to Bergen Electronic Literature Research Group and Digital Culture at the University of Bergen. The collaboration is led by UiB's Scott Rettberg and Berkeley's Alexandra Saum-Pascual, and is funded by a Peder Sather Grant.

The workshop brought together scholars from various Californian universities, and five researchers from UiB: Scott Rettberg, Álvaro Seiça, Mia Zamora, Jill Walker Rettberg and Anne Karhio (NUI Galway, previously a postdoc at Digital Culture). Californian participants included Claudia von Vacano, Executive Director of the D-Lab and the Digital Humanities at Berkeley; Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Professor of Computational Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz; Justin Berner and Ryan Ikeda, PhD students at UC Berkeley; Jessica Pressman, Assistant Professor at San Diego State University; Mark Marino, Associate Professor at the University of Southern California and director of the Humanities and Critical Code Studies (HaCCS) Lab; Jeremy Douglass, Assistant Professor at University of California, Santa Barbara; Stephanie Boluk and Patrick LeMieux, both Assistant Professors at University of California, Davis.

In addition to the academic presentations there was a performance night with electronic literature, video essays and digital poems.