Portuguese Electronic Literature Collection

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The Portuguese Electronic Literature Collection (PELC) at the ELMCIP KB aims to address and collect the most relevant creative and critical works produced by Portuguese authors in the field of electronic literature during the past forty-five years. The collection also brings together authors, events, organizations, publishers, journals, publications, conferences, performances and exhibitions related to the Portuguese context.

The first works of electronic literature produced in Portugal have primarily dealt with computer-generated literature (CGL). Pedro Barbosa’s A Literatura Cibernética 1: Autopoemas Gerados por Computador (1977) and A Literatura Cibernética 2: Um Sintetizador de Narrativas (1980) can be understood as the first major works combining literary creation and computational programming. In these volumes, besides a critical framework, Barbosa published a selection of the outputs (poetry and fiction) of his text generators programmed in a mainframe computer, a practice developed in other media and languages throughout the 1980s, 90s and 2000s. Meanwhile, between 1981 and 1983, Silvestre Pestana developed a series of kinetic and visual poems, Computer Poetry, yet using a personal computer Spectrum. E.M. de Melo e Castro, a pioneer of videopoetry, e.g. Roda Lume (1968), created several videopoems during the 1980s with the assistance of electronic equipment, and worked with image editing software, coining the term ‘infopoetry’ to describe his poetic works with electronic media. Furthermore, Melo e Castro has been widely theorizing on many aspects of literary experimentalism, videopoetry and infoliterature.

In the contemporary scene it is worth noting authors such as Antero de Alda and Manuel Portela, who began their artistic trajectory in the late 1980s in the context of visual and, then, digital poetry, besides a new generation of creators-programmers, from 2000 onwards, such as André Sier, a digital artist who also developed textual works, and Rui Torres, a writer whose creative and critical work, influenced by Barbosa, has proved decisive not only in elaborating combinatorial and networked digital poems, but also in disseminating the PO.EX work and cyberliterature in the panorama of literary studies.

PELC uses sources from different essays and monographs – e.g. Poemografias: Perspectivas da Poesia Visual Portuguesa (1985), edited by Fernando Aguiar and Silvestre Pestana, E.M. de Melo e Castro’s Poética dos Meios e Arte High Tech (1988), Pedro Barbosa’s A Ciberliteratura: Criação Literária e Computador (1996) and Christopher T. Funkhouser’s Prehistoric Digital Poetry: An Archaeology of Forms, 1959-1995 (2007) – in addition to online databases and archives, such as the ELMCIP KB and the PO.EX , benefiting from the contribution by Manuel Portela and Rui Torres, principal investigator of the Digital Archive of Portuguese Experimental Literature.

As a further media contribution, the collection contains a video interview with Manuel Portela and Rui Torres recorded during the Electronic Literature Organization 2013 conference “Chercher Le Texte,” in Paris, bringing into question some of the important characteristics, influences and future directions of Portuguese e-lit.

A full critical analysis of the collection and the specific literary, political, historical and media elements that run from the Portuguese Experimental Poetry movement to current e-lit environments, will shortly be published in Portuguese and English, as well as presented during the ELO 2014 conference, in Milwaukee.

People

Namesort descending Residency
Abílio Cavalheiro
Alckmar Luiz dos Santos
Florianopolis, SC
Brazil
Álvaro Seiça
Bergen
Norway
Ana Carvalho
Oporto
Portugal
Ana Hatherly
Lisbon
Portugal
André Sier
Lisbon
Portugal
Antero de Alda
Amarante
Portugal
António Aragão
Portugal
Chris Funkhouser
Newton, NJ
United States
Débora Santos e Silva
Brazil
Diana Pimentel
Portugal
E. M. de Melo e Castro
Brazil
Fernanda Bonacho
Lisboa
Portugal
Filipe Valpereiro
Oporto
Portugal
Giovanna Di Rosario
Barcelona
Spain
Herberto Helder
Lisbon
Portugal
José Augusto Mourão
Portugal
José Manuel Torres
Porto
Portugal
Leonel Valbom
Luís Aly
Oporto
Portugal
Luís Carlos Petry
Sao Paulo
Brazil
Luís Cláudio Fajardo
Brazil
Manuel Portela
Coimbra
Portugal
Markku Eskelinen
Finland
Marta Meira
Nuno F. Ferreira
Oporto
Portugal
Nuno M. Cardoso
Porto
Portugal
Osvaldo Manuel Silvestre
Coimbra
Portugal
Otávio Guimarães Tavares
Florianópolis
Brazil
Pedro Barbosa
Porto
Portugal
Pedro Reis
Oporto
Portugal
Rui Torres
Oporto
Portugal
Salette Tavares
Sérgio Bairon
Sao Paulo
Brazil
Silvestre Pestana
Portugal

Critical Writing

Titlesort descending Author Year
'Le Livre' e o 'Sintext:' A Simulação do Sonho de Mallarmé Através da Poética Digital de Pedro Barbosa Luís Cláudio Fajardo 2009
A Ciberliteratura: Criação Literária e Computador Pedro Barbosa 1996
A Interatividade na Poesia Digital Otávio Guimarães Tavares 2009
A Leitura em Ambiente Digital: Transliteracias da Comunicação Fernanda Bonacho 2013
A Proposição 2.01: Poesia Experimental E. M. de Melo e Castro 1965
A Renovação do Experimentalismo Literário na Literatura Gerada por Computador Pedro Barbosa 1998
A Vanguard Projected in Motion: Early Kinetic Poetry in Portuguese Chris Funkhouser 2005
Algum Ritmo Algorítmico: Possíveis Ligações Entre o 'Sintext' e a Poética de E.M. de Melo e Castro Otávio Guimarães Tavares 2007
Anti-Spam: Reinventing Data Álvaro Seiça 2012
Apenas estas palavras mutantes Pedro Barbosa 2006
Arquivos Digitais e Literatura Experimental: Pressupostos e Constrangimentos Rui Torres 2012
Autoautor, Autotexto, Autoleitor: O Poema como Base de Dados Manuel Portela 2012
Barroquismos Digitais Otávio Guimarães Tavares 2013
Between Code and Motion: Generative and Kinetic Poetry in French, Portuguese, and Spanish Manuel Portela 2011
Ciberdrama e Hipermédia Rui Torres, Luís Carlos Petry 2008
Cibertextualidades 1 2006
Cibertextualidades 2 2007
Cibertextualidades 3 2009
Cibertextualidades 4 2011
Cibertextualidades 5 2013
Cibertextualidades: Introdução Rui Torres 2006
Concrete and Digital Poetics Manuel Portela 2006
Concrete Poetry in Portugal Experimentalism and Intermediality Rui Torres 2010
Contributos para uma Teoria Quântica do Cibertexto Pedro Barbosa 2012
Digital Art and Meaning: Reading Kinetic Poetry, Text Machines, Mapping Art, and Interactive Installations Roberto Simanowski 2011
Electronic Literature Collection, Volume Two 2011
Electronic Literature Publishing and Distribution in Europe Markku Eskelinen, Giovanna Di Rosario 2012
Electronic Poetry: Understanding Poetry in the Digital Environment Giovanna Di Rosario 2011
ELMCIP Anthology of European Electronic Literature 2012
Flash Script Poex: A Recodificação Digital do Poema Experimental Manuel Portela 2009
Kissing the Steak: The Poetry of Text Generators Chris Funkhouser 2009
Manuel Portela and Rui Torres on the Portuguese E-Lit Collection at ELMCIP.net Álvaro Seiça 2013
New Strategies of Anthropophagy in Brazilian/Portuguese Digital Literature Alckmar Luiz dos Santos 2009
Notas sobre AlletSator: O Retomar da Viagem – Sintetizador Poético, Ciberdrama e Hipermédia Pedro Reis 2007
O Poema no Caminho do Leitor e o Leitor no Caminho do Poema Manuel Portela 2012
Performing the Digital Archive: Remediation, Emulation, Recreation Manuel Portela 2012
PO.EX '70-­80: The Electronic Multimodal Repository Rui Torres, Manuel Portela 2011
PO.EX (Interview with Manuel Portela) David Jhave Johnston, Manuel Portela 2012
PO.EX: Essays from Portugal on Cyberliterature and Intermedia E. M. de Melo e Castro, Pedro Barbosa , Ana Hatherly 2014
Poesia em meio digital: algumas observações Rui Torres 2004
Poesia Experimental e Ciberliteratura: por uma literatura marginal izada? Rui Torres 2013
Poesia luso-brasileira contemporânea: do verbo ao pixel Débora Santos e Silva, Rui Torres 2010
Poetic Transformations in(to) the Digital Friedrich W. Block, Rui Torres 2007
Poética dos Meios e Arte High Tech E. M. de Melo e Castro 1988
Portuguese E-Lit Archive Rui Torres 2011
Portuguese Experimental Poetry: Revisited and Recreated Pedro Reis 2009
Prehistoric Digital Poetry: An Archaeology of Forms, 1959-1995 Chris Funkhouser 2007
Primórdios da poesia em computador – anos 60, 70 e 80 do século XX Pedro Reis 2011
Re-textualizações Operadas por Computador Pedro Barbosa 1984
Scripting Reading Motions: The Codex and the Computer as Self-Reflexive Machines Manuel Portela 2013

Organizations

Namesort descending Location
Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Linguagens (CELC)
Avenida de Berna, 26-C, 5.º andar, sala 506
1069-061 Lisboa
Portugal
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa
FSCH - UNL
Avenida de Berna, 26-C
1069-061 Lisbon
Portugal
Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
Via Panorâmica, s/n
4150-564 Porto
Portugal
University Fernando Pessoa
Oporto
Portugal

Publishers

Namesort descending Location
Associação C.C.G.
Guimarães
Portugal
Cibertextualidades
Porto
Praça 9 de Abril, 349
4249-004 Porto
Portugal
CITARJournal: Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts
Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Centro Regional do Porto
Rua Diogo Botelho, 1327
4169-005 Porto
Portugal
Edições Afrontamento
Portugal
Edições Árvore
Porto
Portugal
Edições Cosmos
Chamusca
Rua Direita de São Pedro, n.º 207 - Apartado 82
2140-909 Chamusca
Portugal
Edições UFP
Oporto
Portugal
Livros Horizonte
Livros Horizonte
Rua das Chagas, 17 – 1.º Dt.º
1200-106 Lisbon
Portugal
Op. Cit.: Revista de Estudos Anglo-Americanos/A Journal of Anglo-American Studies
Lisbon
Portugal
Revista da Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais
Porto
Portugal
Revista de Comunicação e Linguagens
Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Linguagens, FCSH-UNL
Av. de Berna, 26-C, 5.º andar, sala 506
1069-061 Lisbon
Portugal
Revista de Estudos Literários
Centro de Literatura Portuguesa, Revista de Estudos Literários – Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Coimbra
Largo da Porta Férrea
3004 - 530 Coimbra
Portugal
Vega
Vega
Alto dos Moinhos, 6-A
1500-459 Lisbon
Portugal
Via Letterae
VIA LITTERAE – Revista [online] de Linguística e Teoria Literária - Universidade Estadual de Goiás - UEG - Curso de Letras
Av. Juscelino Kubitschek, 146, Bairro Jundiaí
CEP 75110-390 Anápolis, GO
Brazil
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