Hybrid Storyspaces, referenced by proxecto le.es
The Hybrid Storyspaces Project
Christine Henseler, Union College & Debra Castillo, Cornell University
In the spirit of an "urgent" redefinition of the critical enterprise in twenty-first century Hispanic literature, the Hybrid Storyspaces project is committed to a "real time" exchange of scholarly endeavors in contemporary Hispanism, one that provides a multimedia and open resource for further writing, thinking, and exchange.
The goal of Hybrid Storyspaces is to contribute to the rethinking of transnational Hispanic literary theory and practice, taking into account the evolving literary forms of our time. On this site, collaborators examine the contributions to theory and practice suggested by new, hybrid spaces of storytelling, including the effects of new televisual and cybernetic media spaces (YouTube, blogs, Google maps, Yahoo Jukebox), new genres (videoclip novels, zapping fiction, docufiction, hypertext), new processes (mashups, mapping, sampling, remixing), and new critical forums (blogs, webpages, videos, open-source publications).
Hybrid Storyspaces first came into existence as a collaborative endeavor between Christine Henseler (Union College) and Debra Castillo (Cornell University). On April 30-May 1st, 2010, Cornell University became the site of the Hybrid Storyspaces conference that brought together an intimate and dynamic group of authors, scholars, and graduate students. The goal of this conference was to rethink transnational Hispanic literary theory and practice through the lens of new media technologies. In line with this theoretical goal, we encouraged a hybrid presentation format. We asked that participants not present papers at this conference, but rather create interactive and/or multimedia presentations whose goal it was to enter into physical and virtual dialogue with one another. We encouraged interdisciplinary, collaborative and interactive presentations-live wires and ideas in motion rather than fixed and finished products. The result of many of these discussions and interactions can be found on this site as well as at the Mario Einaudi Center for international Studies / Latin American Studies Program site.
Given the success and enthusiasm over this conference, we compiled and requested expanded, additional, and translated essays that was published by the Hispanic Issues On Line Series under the title Hybrid Storyspaces: Redefining the Critical Enterprise in Twenty-First Century Hispanic Literature. These essays are available for free, and we present links to the essays on some of the pages included on this site.
Onto this site, we welcome working papers and finished products on the theory and practice of hybrid storyspaces in twenty-first century Hispanic literature in print and across platforms. Contributors can present ideas and interpretations of varying lengths and formats, in progress or in semi-completion, essays or multimedia material that allow authors and readers to begin sharing, collaborating and commenting on each other’s work. In addition, we welcome blog comments that can be placed on our official "Hybrid Storyspaces Blog" page.
We hope to receive your comments, workings papers, conference papers, blogs, multimedia or other material (in English or Spanish). Please send any submissions to both Christine Henseler (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Debra Castillo (email@example.com)
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