AELAIWC 2022: Call for Participation
The Centre for Digital Humanities University of Lagos (CEDHUL), Nigeria in conjunction with African Electronic Literature Alliance & African Diasporic Electronic Alliance (AELA&ADELI)
The 2nd African Electronic Literature Alliance International Workshop Conference (AELAIWC2022)
Theme: E-Literary Procedural Creativity on Digital platforms and Metaverse/création numérique procédurale de la Littérature métaverselle et littérature dispositive.
Date: 22-25 November, 2022.
Time: 12:00 PM-7:00 PM Friday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM (25-11-2022)
Conference Languages: French, Arabic & English.
Digital media is creating its decentralised universe called Metaverse which is transforming exponentially our worldview and society today by tilting towards e-literary fusion with non-literary, humans and Artificial Intelligence to produce an e-literary utopia. Therefore, there is a need for African litterateurs, scholars, researchers, students and digital artists to create Metaversal literatures which will bring African physical presence and digital culture to singularity. This is the reason Centre for Digital Humanities University of Lagos (CEDHUL) in collaboration with African Electronic Literature Alliance and African Diasporic Electronic Literature (AELA & ADELI) is calling for participation at the second virtual African Electronic Literature Alliance International Workshop Conference (AELAIWC2022) in order to teach enthusiastic participants the art of XR literary procedural creativity, meta-creative writing, critiquing, reading and analysis employing new theories and methods in Electronic Literature.
African Electronic Literature Alliance International Workshop Conference (AELAIWC 2022) is virtual workshop, and lectures are designed to train African scholars, electronic literature artists, digital poets and students in the field of African Electronic Literature(AEL), African Diasporic Electronic literature (ADELI) by providing them with opportunities to learn digital creative writing, connect with peers around the world and established electronic literature experts, and explore computational creativity in literature. The workshop will be divided into four-day intensive classes. An hour lecture, 30 minutes break, and self-practice for an hour. Then, that will be followed with comments from lecturers on the works of 2-3 participants for about 30 minutes. It means, 1hr 30 minutes will be spent on each lecture while public talks will be for an hour.
The African Electronic Literature Festival (AELF) showcases for free the best works of all the participants created during the conference on the Multilingual African Electronic Literature Database and African Diasporic Electronic Literature Database (MAELD & ADELD) website: https://africanelit.org
Registration is free but membership is mandatory. New participants, register here: https://africanelit.org/membership.php
Time Table: https://bit.ly/AELAIWCTimeTable
Resource Persons and the Lectures/Workshops
Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos.
Lecture: welcome address and opening ceremony of the conference
Prof. Mourad El Fahli, Sidi Mohammaed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco.
Keynote Lecture: E-Literary Procedural Creativity on Digital platforms and Metaverse/création numérique procédurale de la Littérature métaverselle et littérature dispositive.
Prof. Dr. Tunde Ope–Davies, University of Lagos, Nigeria.
Opening ceremony lecture: Opportunities in Digital Humanities for African Literary scholars.
Prof. Nick Montfort, Professor of digital media, MIT. director, The Trope Tank, USA.
Lecture/workshop: The Computer Generation of Novels — Theory and Practice.
Emeritus Prof. Philippe Bootz, University Paris 8, France.
Lecture: The Praxis of Procedural Model Theory
Prof. Bouchardon, University of Technology of Compiègne, France.
Cours/Lecture: les smartfictions (les fictions pour smartphone)
Prof. Leonardo Flores, Ex–President of ELO, Appalachian State University, Puerto Rico.
Workshop : Distant writing: Creating literary Twitterbot using Tracery and CBDQ
Prof. Michael Hurtado, University of Applied Sciences, Peru.
Workshop : Generating a Storytelling with text and images using Python programming on Google Colab.
Prof. Davin Heckman, Winona State University, USA.
Lecture: The poetics of Artificial Intelligence Generated poetry
Prof. Patrick Lichty, Winona State University, USA.
Workshop: Creating AR poetry
Prof. Erik H. Zepka, DeTao Masters Academy, China.
Lecture: The Organism, The Data Structure and Electronic Inscription
Associate Prof. Mariusz Pisarski, University of Information Technology and Management: Rzeszów, Poland.
Lecture: praxis of Multilingual electronic literature creation
Associate Prof. Richard Oko Ajah, University of Uyo, Nigeria.
Lecture: Introduction to African Electronic Literature
Dr. Reham Hosny, Minia University, Egypt.
Lecture: Practical methods of reading and analysing Arabic electronic literature
Mr. Alan Bigelow , Independent Artist, USA.
Workshop: Using Hypertext(HTML5 and CSS3) to create Digital Art.
Mr. Yohanna Joseph Waliya, Director of AELA & ADELI, University of Calabar, Nigeria.
Workshop: Programming African Electronic Literature with simple code and code remix
CALL FOR PAPERS (MADSEJ VOLUME 1 ISSUE 1)
ABOUT THE JOURNAL
Multilingual African Digital Semiotics and E-lit Journal (MADSEJ) is a multilingual scientific journal owned by African Electronic Literature Alliance & African Diasporic Electronic Literature (AELA & ADELI). It is a peer-reviewed, creative, technical and open access journal. MADSEJ is created in 2022 to enable African electronic literary works and digital arts get wider readership and visibility presence in the virtual wold-Internet and Metaverse.
It concerns with the investigation into electronic and metaversal literary works, digital culture, heritage, semiotics created by Africans or/and in collaboration with Africans across the world. In other words, MADSEJ publishes only original researches and e-creative works mediated by social media, Internet and immersive storytelling platforms-Extended Reality (AR+VR+MR=XR).
Therefore, MADSEJ accepts papers or digital arts that deal with the literary singularity intersected by technology such as Twitterature, Facebookature, Youtubature, Instagramature, TikTokature, Mobile and video Games, Blogfanfic, immersive and metaversal literatures.
This journal will begin its maiden edition with the papers accepted for the AELAIWC2022 conference. Papers are welcomed for the second edition which will possibly be published this year.
All articles should have an abstract not more than 150 words. In a situation whereby the article is written in any official African language, the abstract should be either in French, in English or in Arabic vice versa.
All articles should not be more than 16 A4 size pages, including tables, graphs, reference or webography, if need be. The presentation of the article should be double line spacing, Times New Roman, 12 points. All works cited are to comply with the MLA 9th edition format.
Articles should be sent electronically to email@example.com. MADSEJ’s board of editors would get to the researchers/artists within 20 working days from the day of submission.
Managing Editor: Prof. Tunde Ope-Davies, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.
Editor-in-chief: Prof. Mourad El Fhali, Sidi Mohammaed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco.
Senior Editor: Dr. Richard Oko Ajah, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria.
Second Editor: Yohanna Joseph Waliya, University of Calabar, Nigeria.