Electronic Literature Publishing and Distribution in Europe

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ABSTRACT/ THE ORIGINAL RESEARCH PLAN (Raine Koskimaa)

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:

Title Author Year
Faen. Nå har de senket takhøyden igjen. Må huske å kjøpe nye knebeskyttere. Tor Åge Bringsværd 1999
Hva sier trærne? Marte Aas, Marte Huke 2005
Soldatmarkedet Monica Aasprong 2007
I mellom tiden Anne Bang-Steinsvik 2002
Plaintext Performance Bjørn Magnhildøen 2006
flâneur - tag the world Anders Sundnes Løvlie 2010
Langweekend Beathe C. Rønning 2005
Landskaber omkring digtet kompas Morten Søndergaard 2000
Ingen elge på vejen den dag Sonja Thomsen 2001
Love is in the air (first performance) Sonja Thomsen 2010
Skakbræt Sonja Thomsen 2002
Iakttagarens förmåga att inngripa Karl-Erik Tallmo 1992
Hamnen Karl-Erik Tallmo 1988
Skriv rätt Karl-Erik Tallmo 1992
The Prime Directive/Primärdirektivet Johannes Heldén 2006
Väljarna/Elect Johannes Heldén 2008
Stud Poetry Marko Niemi 2006
Le lit des amants (The Lover's Bed / Rakastavaisten vuode) Elina Saloranta 2004
Goggi Jón Örn Loðmfjörð 2008
ROMAN Roman Leibov 1995
Trepp Hasso Krull 1996
Net poetry Nelli Rothvee 1997
The Weather Station Never Lies Tambett Tamm 1999
Prepare Jaak Tomberg, Lemmit Kaplinski 1999
Re-start Jelena Glazova 2009
Meaning Jelena Glazova 2009
Hilfe! Susanne Berkenheger 1999
Kill the Poem - digitale visuell-konkrete Poesie und Poem Art (CD-ROM) Johannes Auer, Reinhard Döhl 2000
tExtra.Tour (tExtra.Touren) Oliver Gassner 2003
Lexikonroman – einer sentimentalen Reise zum Exporteutreffen in Druden Andreas Okopenko
Spätwinterhitze Frank Klötgen 2004
The Basho's Expansion Paul-Eerik Rummo 2000
Dawn Alan Sondheim, Reiner Strasser 2005
Tao Alan Sondheim, Reiner Strasser 2004
ii — in the white darkness: about [the fragility of] memory Reiner Strasser, M. D. Coverley 2004
Senghor on the Rocks Florian Ledermann, Christoph Benda 2008
The Bubble Bath Susanne Berkenheger 2005
soundpoems Jörg Piringer 2002
popołudnie, pewna historia Michael Joyce 2011
Bluzgator generator Paweł Kozioł
Księga Słów Wszystkich - The Book of All Words Józef Żuk Piwkowski 1975
Meditation no 4 Tomasz Wilmański 2004
Golem Simon Biggs 1988
Sympathies of War Tom Konyves 1978
Mummypoem (Sympathies Of War - A Postscript) Tom Konyves 1978
Pulse Zuzana Husárová, Ľubomír Panák 2010
4079 Zuzana Husárová, Ľubomír Panák 2011
New York City Map Marketa Bankova 2000
The City Marketa Bankova 1997
Kontrabant (Smuggler) Ziga Turk, Matevž Kmet 1984

Publishers referenced:

Title Location
Afsnit P
Copenhagen
Denmark
DK
OEI
Sweden
SE
Mejan Labs
Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm, Sweden
Akademigränd 3
111 52 Stockholm
Sweden
SE
Nokturno
online journal
Finland
FI
Edition Cyberfiction
Techsty: Literatura i nowe media
W?gorzyno
Poland
PL
Korporacja Ha!art
Plac Szczepański 3a
31-011 Kraków
Poland
PL
Ellipsis
London
United Kingdom
GB
alire
Paris
France
FR

Organizations referenced:

Databases/Archives referenced:

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

Events referenced:

Title Datesort descending Location
Liter@tur - Computer / Literatur / Internet 16.04.2000
Museum für Literatur am Oberrhein Karlsruhe
Germany
DE
p0es1s 26.09.2001
University of Erfurt
Nordhaeuser Str. 63
99089 Erfurt
Germany
DE
1r Premi Ciutat de Vinaròs de Literatura Digital, 2005 15.10.2005
Vinaròs
Spain
ES
poesiefestival berlin 2008 05.07.2008
Literaturwerkstatt Berlin
Germany
DE
Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 2 Launch 02.05.2011
Bergen Public Library Bergen
Norway
NO
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