Welcome to the CLC

The Center for Literary Computing (CLC) rethinks literary studies for the digital age, developing interdisciplinary research projects in the poetics of new media and the media ecology of literary institutions, using web-technologies, multimedia, hypertext, audio/video, and virtual environments.

As a special unit within the WVU English Department, the CLC provides consulting, outreach, and support for innovations in humanities scholarship. Literary computing draws attention to the forms and poetics of all media, offering a new focus on the nature of literary texts.

Founded in 1991 by Patrick Conner, the CLC continues to grow under the direction of Sandy Baldwin, with the support of the Department of English and the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.

The CLC also provides opportunities for undergraduate students to work as paid interns or in work-study positions, and for graduate students to serve as assistant coordinators for the lab. To learn more, contact the Director, Sandy Baldwin.

New at the CLC

Writer and artist Alan Sondheim visits West Virginia University for a summer residency from June 2 to July 7. The visit is a collaboration beween the CLC and the Virtual Environments Lab (VEL). More about his residency, including images, videos, and sound : <www.as.wvu.edu/clcold/sondheim>

Highlights of the visit include:

  • Initial research for "World Premiere: The Phenomenology of hte Virtual," a theoretical and artistic exploration of "liveness" in virtual environments.
  • Development of "Plain_Text: Tools for Literary Computing," a set of tools and texts for codeworkers and media writers.
  • "Not-Doing," a multimedia installation at the WVU College of Creative Arts Paul Mesaros Gallery. The Gallery is free and open to the public. The installation will run from June 14 to August 8.
Last Updated: 10/19/04

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