Winona State University will present Scott Rettberg and Jill Walker Rettberg as part of the Digital Culture Speaker Series March 20 and 21 in Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall.
Scott Rettberg will present "Combinatory Films," which explores his work with experimental database-driven video, from 12:30-2 p.m., March 20. Rettberg is from the University of Bergen in Norway. He has co-authored several works of electronic literature including "The Unknown," "Kind of Blue" and "Implementation."
His work has been shown online and at art venues across the United States, including the Beall Center in Irvine, Calif.; the Slought Foundation in Philadelphia, Penn.; and the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois.
Jill Walker Rettberg will present "Social Media" at Noon Friday, March 21. She will discuss how we tell stories online, with a particular interest in social media and personal narratives.
Walker Rettberg, also of the University of Bergen in Norway, has published a number of articles about early hypertext fiction, digital art, electronic literature and social media. She has published one book, Blogging and co-edited an anthology of scholarship titled, Digital Culture, Play and Identity: A World of Warcraft Reader.
The Digital Culture Speaker Series is made possible through the support of the WSU Foundation, the College of Liberal Arts, the department of mass communication and the department of communication studies.
The English Club is following up its Involvement Fest recruitment and English Club Social with its first Fall Event: Hobbit Days! We are sponsoring a 2-day event at Murphy Library (Sunday & Monday 2:30-8:30pm), where we will be showing The Lord of the Rings films, playing Fantasy-themed film & story Trivia, and offering some hobbit-snacks for those hungry times between second breakfast and first dinner.
Wisconsin People & Ideas, the Wisconsin Academy's quarterly magazine of Wisconsin thought and culture, regularly publishes some of the best fiction and poetry from around the state. Now it's your chance to become a part of Wisconsin's new literary canon by participating in our annual fiction and poetry contests, open to all Wisconsin residents and students. Click below for more info on how to enter your short stories and poems in our 2014 contests, which are currently accepting submissions until December 15, 2013, and you could win up to $500 and other prizes along with publication in Wisconsin People & Ideas, a one-week residency at the lovely Shake Rag Alley in Mineral Point, and a reading at the Wisconsin Book Festival.
CONTEST UPDATE: Just announced as lead contest judges this year areauthor Susanna Daniel and Wisconsin Poet Laureate Max Garland.
CALL FOR ENTRIES: AESTHETICA CREATIVE WORKS COMPETITION
The 2011 Aesthetica Creative Works Competition is now open for entries! Aesthetica Magazine is inviting all artists, photographers, writers and poets to submit their work into the Creative Works Competition and is particularly keen to see student work well-represented. Now in its fourth year, the competition is dedicated to celebrating and championing creative talent across the disciplines and welcomes entries from students working in both poetry and short fiction.
The Competition has three categories, Artwork & Photography, Poetry and Fiction.
Winners and finalists are published in the Aesthetica Creative Works Annual.
Winners of each category receive £500 prize money plus other prizes (apx. ?820).
Entry to the Creative Works Competition is £10 (apx. ?16).
The entry fee allows the submission of 2 images, 2 poems or 2 short stories.
The deadline for submissions is the 31st August 2011.
Thanks to everyone who came to the celebration last Friday, and congrats to all students who presented. To see photos and see what English students presented, check out the STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS page on the UW-L English Dept. website.