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Location-Based Storytelling Symposium, June 18th

European Narratology Network (ENN)

Location-Based Storytelling

18 June 2012

In Association with the Narrative Research Group (NRG) and Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP), Bournemouth Media School


The Executive Business Centre

Bournemouth University

89 Holdenhurst Road


This symposium responds to the recent upsurge in interest in harnessing mobile technologies and mapping tools for the purposes of storytelling.  Whether this involves extending our experience of existing storyworlds or creating innovative spaces for users to explore, such narratives can be potentially empowering, both in the sense of reconnecting with public places and community histories, and in terms of opening up familiar stories to new audiences and new interpretations.

For many people keen to explore the possible applications of locative media, a lack of technological know-how may be a barrier to participation.  The symposium will therefore include exhibitions based on existing projects, and a workshop in which attendees can gain direct experience of using relevant software.   We will explore the huge potential for utilising these kinds of resources in the classroom, and for developing web based artefacts drawing on the knowledge and experiences of communities of storytellers and readers of all ages.

The event is free to attend, but places are limited so please register your interest by emailing Bronwen Thomas (<> )

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.


10.45 : Welcome and Introductions.

11-12 : Professor Martin Rieser, De Montfort University — ‘The Mobile Audience and the Poetics of Space.’

12-1 : Buffet Lunch

1-2 : Tim Wright, Digital Writer/Consultant — ‘Kidmapper, BlakeWalk and TheHaunter: three instances of geolocated literature and social reading in the wild.’

2-3 : Dr Robert Clark, University of East Anglia — ‘What Mapping Writing Can Tell Us About the Novels of Defoe and Austen.’

3-3.15 : Tea, Coffee break

3.15-4.15 : Jerome Burg, Founder of Google Lit Trips — ‘Google Lit Trips: Where Place-Based Literature Study Meets

Google Earth’.

4.15-5.15 : Google Lit Trips Workshop (laptops preloaded with Google Earth required).


Call for communication : Girls and digital culture: transnational reflections

Kasey McMahon, Connected

Girls and digital culture: transnational reflections

An international interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Centre for Culture, Media and Creative Industries and the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College, London.

September 13 & 14 , 2012, King’s College London, Strand Campus

This conference seeks to bring together current research exploring the relationship between contemporary girlhood and digital culture, in a transnational frame. Drawing on approaches from the arts, humanities and social sciences  the conference will look at how contemporary transformations and transnational interconnections may be challenging existing social and cultural categories, power structures and global hegemonies.

The conference will consider the following questions:

  • What are the key debates in current research on girls, young women and digital culture?
  • How might a transnational lens raise new questions, and what new ideas does it make thinkable?
  • Is digital culture global culture?
  • How does the development of new digital technologies affects notions and experiences of girlhood?
  • *How are girls using new digital technologies?
  • How do ideas and practices move across national borders?
  • What effects do transnational interconnections have on girlhood and digital culture?

Speakers include:

  • Lisa Nakamura
  • ShaniOrgad
  • Kalpana Wilson
  • Jessica Ringrose
  • RupaHuq
  • Simidele Dosekun

Papers will be welcomed from across the social sciences, arts and humanities, including sociology, geography, media and communication studies, digital humanities, web science, gender studies, queer studies, cultural studies and postcolonial theory, as well as from artists, activists, grassroots and community initiatives and policy makers/think tanks.

Themes of the conference include:

  • Girls experiences of digital culture
  • Gender and social media
  • Sexuality
  • Activism and politics
  • Identity and subjectivity
  • Development
  • Gender and blogging
  • Gender, play and digital culture
  • Power and digital divisions
  • Convergence
  • Intersectional and transnational approaches

Abstracts of up to 200 words should be sent to, by 31st March 2012

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