‘Digital Literary Studies’ is an international conference exploring methods, tools, objects and digital practices in the field of literary studies. The digitization of artifacts and literary practices, the adoption of computational methods for aggregating, editing and analyzing texts as well as the development of collaborative forms of research and teaching through networking and communication platforms are three dimensions of the ongoing relocation of literature and literary studies in the digital medium. The aim of this two-day conference is to contribute to the mapping of material practices and interpretative processes of literary studies in a changing media ecology. The conference, hosted by the School of Arts and Humanities and the Centre for Portuguese Literature at the University of Coimbra, is organized by the PhD Programme in Materialities of Literature.
The conference programme includes five plenary lectures, seventeen paper sessions (A-Q), and an exhibition of electronic literature (“Language and the Interface”). Sessions have been organized into five strands: writing (1-4), analysis (1-6), modelling (1-3), philology (1-2), and teaching (1-3). The final programme is now available here, and you can still register for the conference here. We look forward to welcoming all participants to Coimbra in May.