32 Works

A Network Analysis of Dissertations About Electronic Literature

Jill Walker Rettberg & Scott Rettberg
More than 60 dissertations in the field of electronic literature have been documented in the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base, including tags, abstracts and in most cases links to full texts of the dissertations. This paper performs a network analysis of the citations in 29 of these dissertations to identify trends, patters and information about an emerging canon.

Sound and Electronic Literature: Locating the Text in the Act of Listening

John F. Barber
Responding to the conference theme of locating the text, this essay suggests sound(s) can provide a valid literary experience and might be considered, like reading and writing, fundamental in the digital narratives of electronic literature. Specifically, sound is positioned as an essential element of electronic literature, as providing a fundamental basis for narrative, the heart of every literary experience, and thus locating the text not (solely?) in the acts of reading and writing, but also...

An Emerging Canon? A Preliminary Analysis of All References to Creative Works in Critical Writing Documented in the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base

Scott Rettberg
As of July 2013, the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base includes documentation of more than 2,000 creative works and more than 2,000 articles of critical writing. Many of the records of critical writing include cross-references to the creative works they address. This article presents a preliminary analysis of all of the critical writing-to-creative work cross- references currently documented in the Knowledge Base in the aggregate. By developing static and interactive visualizations of this data, we...

The Research and Creation Approach in Digital Literature

Serge Bouchardon
I would like to share some thoughts and questions that I have about the "research and creation" approach (sometimes referred to as practice-led research). My paper is informed by my own creative activity (I create digital literary works), my academic discipline (Communication sciences) and the fact that I am in charge of a humanities laboratory (with psychology, sociology, cognitive sciences) where researchers argue about methodological and epistemological questions.

Cross-Reading New Media

Philippe Bootz & Maria Ines Laitano
This article introduces a tool for the visualization of indexations of articles about digital literature works. Resulting from an international project gathering various analytical perspectives on a limited body of works, this tool constitutes a proposition in the debate on the preservation of works. It allows one to visualize and compare the different points of view and the parts of the work that have been analyzed. This tool considers the work as an entity within...

Cherchez le texte : The Proceedings for the ELO 2013 Conference

Joe Tabbi, Gabriel Gaudette & Dene Grigar
The Electronic Literature Organization's (ELO) 2013 Conference & Media Art Exhibit, hosted 23-28 September in Paris, France by Philippe Bootz, holds great importance to the organization and its community because it represents ELO's keen interest in reaching a global audience and promoting diverse literatures. The stated goal of the conference, as indicated by its title, was to "look for the text", insisting on the transformation, malleability and instability of what is to be understood as...

A "Poetry of Numbers"? Khlebnikov, Jakobson, Marinetti, Schwitters, Kostelanetz

Matteo D’Ambrosio
This paper, which relates to the development of the corresponding canon, is aimed mostly at verifying whether any prefigurations and anticipations of Electronic Literature can be detected in the historical avant-gardes, both in their theoretical statements and in their creative writing. All major artistic and literary movements of the 20th century, especially when they had been successful in imposing their agenda, felt the inclination to define their roots and precursors. In this regard, F. T....

"Chercher l’exhibition" Curating Electronic Literature as Critical and Scholarly Practice

Dene Grigar
Beginning with the Visionary Landscapes Media Art Show held in conjunction with the ELO’s 2008 conference, I have, for the past five years, been on a mission to promote electronic literature through curated exhibits. I actually curated my first art exhibit in April 2005 – a media art show at a venue called Project X located in Dallas, TX. Since that time I have curated for galleries, libraries, art centers, and academic settings a total...

Spars of Languages Lost as Sea

Nick Montfort & Stephanie Strickland

The Hyperfiction Conduit d’aeration (Air Duct): The Figures of Reading and Strolling

Lucile Haute
Conduit d’Aération is an hyperfiction for tablet written and designed by a group of artists and researchers with the support of the Laboratoire d’Excellence Arts-H2H and produced in collaboration with Actialuna. It was also presented as a performed installation within two festivals. The creative process and design required a strong conceptualization of the action potential of the hyperlink in a narrative text. It was thought the staging of texts in a participatory installation, anticipating further...

Iteration, You See: Floating Text and Chaotic Reading/Viewing in slippingglimpse

Gwen Le Cor
My analysis starts with three variations on a reading and explores the dynamics of reading in non-linear systems. Non-linear refers to the mathematical study of complex systems, rather than to “traditional definitions of hypertext,” which, as Michael Joyce reminds us, “begin with nonlinearity” (Joyce 2000, 132). Using slippingglimpse as my tutor text, my aim is to cross the tools of fluid dynamics with those of literary criticism, and (re)read the bifurcations in the poetic text...

Humument App

Anna Nacher

Registration Year

  • 2018

Resource Types

  • InteractiveResource

Data Centers

  • Washington State University