Call for proposals due Jan. 31 for the 2013 MIX DIGITAL conference

I just noticed that the scholars behind the first MIX DIGITAL media conference last summer at Bath Spa University are planning another one this year. I’m sure they won’t mind if I reproduce the entire call for papers and presentations from their website:


Bath Spa University/The Writing Platform Conference, Corsham, England, 15-17 July, 2013.

Deadline for Abstracts: 31st January, 2013

Submit to Lucy English:

After the success of MIX 2012, Bath Spa University is co-hosting a second MIX DIGITAL conference, in partnership with The Writing Platform. This small-scale, intimate series of events will take place over three days at BSU’s Corsham Court campus, set in a Grade One-listed Jacobean mansion in the bucolic Wiltshire landscape.

This year the themes will be ‘Text on Screens: Making, Discovering, Teaching’. We invite papers and presentations of creative works that focus on making digital work, including fiction, e-poetry, videopoetry; mobile, locative, and site specific forms; digital non-fiction, games, text-based digital art, and other electronic, hybrid forms. We invite papers and presentations of creative works that focus on discovering digital work, including publishing, curating, gate-keeping, distributing, discoverability, search, audience and performance. We invite papers and presentations that focus on pedagogy and pedagogical issues in the fields of ‘text on screens’, digital transformations and digital humanities.

Papers will be published in a peer-reviewed e-journal; further details to be announced in 2013; e-journal edition to be published in 2014.

Proposals are welcome on the topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • What does it mean to put text on a screen?
  • What new forms of storytelling are emerging?
  • Does reader/writer interaction – via, for example, social media and social reading platforms – transform the work?
  • Is writing itself altered by digitisation?
  • Publishing, distributing, gatekeeping and curating digital forms
  • Discoverabilty and search in the digital landscape
  • Transliteracy and transmedia
  • New forms of narrative and narrativity
  • Audience, performativity, e-performance
  • Disruption and transformation of narrative forms
  • Pedagogy: how do we teach, collect, and distribute new forms to students?

As well as this, we invite practitioners to send in proposals for presentations or performances of their creative digital works.

Conference Committee: Katharine Reeve (BSU), Lucy English (BSU), Sarah Tremlett (artist), Kate Pullinger (BSU), and Donna Hancox (QUT).

Conference Keynote Speakers will include Naomi Alderman and Sophie Rochester.

Abstracts of up to 300 words should be sent to Lucy English at: by 31st January, 2013.

Dave is the founder of Moving Poems, and posts videos for his own poems (along with lots of other stuff) at Via Negativa. Here's a bio.