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Electronic Literature Publishing and Distribution in Europe

Abstract (in English): 


In this individual project, an investigation into organized European electronic literature publication and distribution will be undertaken. This means that self-publication by authors will be excluded. However, the investigation will cover all other forms of publication and distribution, including:

* electronic literature magazines and portals online
* electronic literature competitions
* collections
* online art sites including literary digital works
* offline presentations in galleries, museums, etc.

The investigation will begin with a systematic survey of the European publication fora. The initial data will be collected using the expertise within the research project (covering six European countries) and existing resources such as ELiNor – Electronic Literature in Nordic Countries Portal, Hermeneia Research Network of Electronic and Innovative Literature located at the University of Barcelona, the contributors’ network of the Cybertext Yearbook, and the ELO Literary Advisory Board. Based on this survey, a representative sample of cases will be selected for more thorough investigation. Through interviews with responsible publishers and editors, the following issues will be clarified:

* The beginning and history of the activity
* Institutional background and financing scheme
* Main forms of activity
* Publication criteria
* Intended audience
* Collaboration networks

Alongside the interviews, content analysis will be conducted on selected issues of the publications.

As a result, a useful report on European electronic literature publication will be produced. The report will detail the main actors in the field and give a comprehensive view of the state of the art. The main innovations behind the most successful cases will be identified and, on this basis, best practices will be identified and proposed.

Works referenced:

Titlesort descending Author Year
...hihi... Evgenia Sarbeva 2010
...Reusement Jerome Fletcher 2007
20% d’amour en plus François Coulon 1996
243 cartes postales en couleurs véritables Georges Perec 1978
4079 Zuzana Husárová, Ľubomír Panák 2011
afternoon, a story Michael Joyce 1990
Algorithmic Search for Love Julian Palacz 2010
Algoritmo, (Algorithm) Pablo Brito Altamira 2005
AlletSator Pedro Barbosa, Luís Carlos Petry 2007
Amor de Clarice Rui Torres 2005
Amor de Clarice Rui Torres 2005
Apparitions inquiétantes Anne-Cécile Brandenbourger 1998
Birds Singing Other Birds' Songs María Mencía 2001
Bluzgator generator Paweł Kozioł
Brzinski spomeniki Marko Košnik 1994
Cent mille milliards de poèmes Raymond Queneau 1961
Chi ha ucciso David Crane? (Who killed David Crane?) Fabrizio Verrandi 2010
Cityscapes: Social Poetics / Public Textualities María Mencía 2005
Closed Reality – Embryo Andreja Kuluncic 1999
Commedia Krešimir Pintaric 2006
Como el cielo los ojos (Like the sky the eyes) Edith Checa 1998
Croatian Tales of Long Ago Helena Bulaja 2002
Damascene Milorad Pavić 1998
Dawn Alan Sondheim, Reiner Strasser 2005
Desde Aquí (From here) Mónica Montes
Deviant: The Possession of Christian Shaw Donna Leishman 2004
Dictionary of the Khazars: A Lexicon Novel Milorad Pavić 1988
Eurorun Ziga Turk, Matevž Kmet, Barbara Zeleznik, Igor Bizjak, Samo Fosnaric 1985
Evidence Lorenza Samuels
Faen. Nå har de senket takhøyden igjen. Må huske å kjøpe nye knebeskyttere. Tor Åge Bringsværd 1999
Fitting the Pattern Christine Wilks 2008
flâneur - tag the world Anders Sundnes Løvlie 2010
Frontières Vomies (Borders vometing) Jean-Marie Pelloquin 1995
Goggi Jón Örn Loðmfjörð 2008
Golem Simon Biggs 1988
Grafoman 1997 Igor Štromajer 1999
Hamnen Karl-Erik Tallmo 1988
Hilfe! Susanne Berkenheger 1999
Histoire de la Femme aux Grosses Mains Véronique Hubert 2002
Húmus poema contínuo Rui Torres 2008
Hva sier trærne? Marte Aas, Marte Huke 2005
Hypertexte Gerald Berche-Ngô 2010
i made this, you play this. we are enemies Jason Nelson 2008
I mellom tiden Anne Bang-Steinsvik 2002
I'm simply saying Deena Larsen 2004
Iakttagarens förmåga att inngripa Karl-Erik Tallmo 1992
ii — in the white darkness: about [the fragility of] memory Reiner Strasser, M. D. Coverley 2004
Ingen elge på vejen den dag Sonja Thomsen 2001
Ipertesto Poetico Quadridimensionale Machina Amniotica 1995

Publishers referenced:

Title Location
Afsnit P
Edition Cyberfiction
United Kingdom
Korporacja Ha!art
Plac Szczepański 3a
31-011 Kraków
Mejan Labs
Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm, Sweden
Akademigränd 3
111 52 Stockholm
online journal
Techsty: Literatura i nowe media

Organizations referenced:

Databases/Archives referenced:

Titlesort descending Organization responsible
Cybertext Yearbook Database University of Jyväskylä
Edition Cyberfiction
ELINOR: Electronic Literature in the Nordic Region University of Bergen, Department of Humanistic Informatics
Hermeneia Hermeneia Grup de Recerca, Universitat de Barcelona
trAce Archive trAce Online Writing Centre

Events referenced:

Titlesort descending Date Location
1r Premi Ciutat de Vinaròs de Literatura Digital, 2005 15.10.2005
Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 2 Launch 02.05.2011
Bergen Public Library Bergen
Liter@tur - Computer / Literatur / Internet 16.04.2000
Museum für Literatur am Oberrhein Karlsruhe
p0es1s 26.09.2001
University of Erfurt
Nordhaeuser Str. 63
99089 Erfurt
poesiefestival berlin 2008 05.07.2008
Literaturwerkstatt Berlin
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