The Legacy of Borges, Cortázar, Huidobro, and Girondo in Latin American Electronic Literature

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Panel

Start Date/Time (EDT)

20-7-2024 4:45 PM

End Date/Time (EDT)

20-7-2024 5:45 PM

Location

Narrative & Worlds

Abstract

In this panel, we will present a comprehensive exploration of the work of contemporary authors and collectives within Latin American electronic literature. This endeavor will offer insights into the multifaceted nature of hypertext, uncovering its disruptive potential and delving into the influence of esteemed literary figures such as Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Vicente Huidobro, and Oliverio Girondo. These authors' contributions have reshaped the landscape of narrative discourse and paved the way for innovative storytelling approaches.

Thus, we will present a set of electronic literature works produced in Latin America that converge in the need to problematize the primacy of technology, exploring political and ludic aspects, and also inquire about their limitations and mixtures. Our presentation will encompass a diverse array of themes and motifs, ranging from the exploration of power dynamics to the intricate interplay between art and technology.

Central to our discussion will be the work of Gustavo Romano, who seeks to unravel the intricate mechanisms of power and the nuanced mediations of art. Likewise, we will delve into the work of Milton Laufer, who employs software as a medium to illuminate the often-overlooked dimensions of writing, investigating communicative, economic, and political aspects. Also, we will explore the contributions of the Colectivo Holobionte, under the guidance of Mónica Nepote, as they grapple with the pressing concerns of the environmental crisis and the transformative influence of technology. Their multifaceted works, spanning across various mediums, converge on digital platforms to explore themes related to microorganisms, parasites, and the intricate dynamics of literary and artistic parasitism. Finally, our inquiry will extend to the work of Belén Gache, who pushes the boundaries of literature through her innovative use of video poems, sound installations, electronic poetry, and mixed media projects.

This analysis will allow us to recognize the contribution of established Latin American writers in the emergence of recent electronic literature, investigating the inherited structures and common knowledge that characterize the region. In this way, we hope to illuminate the possibilities of Latin American electronic literature, as well as its identity and problems, in addition to the deep implications between the canon and new practices in digital environments.

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The Legacy of Borges, Cortázar, Huidobro, and Girondo in Latin American Electronic Literature

Narrative & Worlds

In this panel, we will present a comprehensive exploration of the work of contemporary authors and collectives within Latin American electronic literature. This endeavor will offer insights into the multifaceted nature of hypertext, uncovering its disruptive potential and delving into the influence of esteemed literary figures such as Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Vicente Huidobro, and Oliverio Girondo. These authors' contributions have reshaped the landscape of narrative discourse and paved the way for innovative storytelling approaches.

Thus, we will present a set of electronic literature works produced in Latin America that converge in the need to problematize the primacy of technology, exploring political and ludic aspects, and also inquire about their limitations and mixtures. Our presentation will encompass a diverse array of themes and motifs, ranging from the exploration of power dynamics to the intricate interplay between art and technology.

Central to our discussion will be the work of Gustavo Romano, who seeks to unravel the intricate mechanisms of power and the nuanced mediations of art. Likewise, we will delve into the work of Milton Laufer, who employs software as a medium to illuminate the often-overlooked dimensions of writing, investigating communicative, economic, and political aspects. Also, we will explore the contributions of the Colectivo Holobionte, under the guidance of Mónica Nepote, as they grapple with the pressing concerns of the environmental crisis and the transformative influence of technology. Their multifaceted works, spanning across various mediums, converge on digital platforms to explore themes related to microorganisms, parasites, and the intricate dynamics of literary and artistic parasitism. Finally, our inquiry will extend to the work of Belén Gache, who pushes the boundaries of literature through her innovative use of video poems, sound installations, electronic poetry, and mixed media projects.

This analysis will allow us to recognize the contribution of established Latin American writers in the emergence of recent electronic literature, investigating the inherited structures and common knowledge that characterize the region. In this way, we hope to illuminate the possibilities of Latin American electronic literature, as well as its identity and problems, in addition to the deep implications between the canon and new practices in digital environments.