Electronic Literature's Past and Future

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Scott Rettberg will present his monograph Electronic Literature, which describes new forms and genres of writing that exploit the capabilities of computers and networks – literature that would not be possible without the contemporary digital context. Rettberg places the most significant genres of electronic literature in historical, technological, and cultural contexts. These include combinatory poetics, hypertext fiction, interactive fiction (and other game-based digital literary work), kinetic and interactive poetry, and networked writing based on our collective experience of the Internet. Rettberg will also present some of his own work and ask us to consider how digital literary art might help us to engage with contemporary societal challenges.

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Digital kultur, estetiske praksiser. Electronic Literature's Past and Future

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