Arte Público Press/Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage at the University of Houston invites you to a Digital Humanities & Social Justice lecture and workshop by
Assistant Professor at the Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies
Core Faculty at the NULab for Texts, Maps and Networks
Public lecture: “Digital Culture and Cultural Hybridity: Reading Print-Digital Literature with Latin American Eyes”
Thursday, April 26
MD Anderson Library 266-C
University of Houston
In this talk, Dr. Élika Ortega explores notions of cultural hybridity as paths to understand the current (digital) media ecology. Ortega examines the phenomenon of "print-digital" literature: works published simultaneously as print books and as digital applications as a means to question not only the discreteness of their media objects (book and digital devices) but also of the relationships between the local and the global as it affects the creation, production, and reception of print-digital works.
Élika Ortega is Assistant Professor at the Department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies and Core Faculty at the NULab for Texts, Maps and Networks at Northeastern University. Her work focuses on digital literature, (not necessarily digital) media, intermediality, materiality, reading practices and interfaces, books, networks, digital humanities, and multilingualism in academia. Prof. Ortega's projects include A Handbook of E-Lit Reading, an archive of instructions to read electronic literature works; and Binding Media: Print-Digital Literature 1980s-2010s, her monograph investigating print-digital works of literature around the globe.
About the Digital Humanities & Social Justice Speaker Series and Workshops:
The speaker series and workshops on Digital Humanities & Social Justice explores the ethical concerns involved in creating digital projects with minority archives and digital scholarship as a site of social justice and activism. The series includes leading scholars in digital humanities who are engaging and creating ethical, socially conscious methodologies. This series is sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Arte Público Press/Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage, the Digital Research Commons at MD Anderson Library and the Houston Arts Alliance.
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