Jill Walker Rettberg

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Jill Walker Rettberg is professor of Digital Culture at the University of Bergen, and co-director of the Center for Digital Narrative. Her research focus is on how we tell stories online, and she has a particular interest in social media and personal narratives. She has published several articles on early hypertext fiction, electronic literature, digital art and social media, as well as the book Blogging (Polity Press, 2008). She also co-edited an anthology of scholarship on World of Warcraft (Digital Culture, Play, and Identity, MIT Press, 2008). Jill has been blogging at jilltxt.net for two decades, and tweets as @jilltxt.

Note: Works published before 2007 under name Jill Walker.

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Critical writing by this author:

Title Publication Type Publisher Yearsort descending
Hypertextual Criticism: Comparative Readings of Three Web Hypertexts About Literature and Film Book (M.A. Thesis) 1998
Piecing Together and Tearing Apart: Finding the Story in afternoon Conference paper or presentation Association for Computing Machinery 1999
Tripp trapp tresko i cyberspace Article in an online journal Vinduet 1999
SurREAL: Dramatis Personae on the Digital Stage Conference paper or presentation 2000
Do You Think You're Part of This? Digital Texts and the Second Person Address Article or chapter in a book Cybertext Yearbook 2000
A Child's Game Confused Article in an online journal Journal of Digital Information (JoDI) 2001
Fiction and Interaction: How Clicking a Mouse Can Make You Part of a Fictional World Book (Ph.D. dissertation) - print 2003
Hypertext Criticism: Writing about Hypertext Article in an online journal Journal of Digital Information (JoDI) 2003
Cavewriting Article in an online journal, Interview The Iowa Review Web 2004
Weblog Article or chapter in a book Routledge 2005
Mirrors and Shadows: The Aestheticisation of Oneself 2005
Feral Hypertext: When Hypertext Literature Escapes Control Conference paper or presentation 2005
Distributed Narrative: Telling Stories Across Networks Article or chapter in a book Peter Lang 2005
How I Was Played by Online Caroline Article or chapter in a book 2006
Notes on N. Katherine Hayles: Literature and the Literary: Why Electronic Literature is Key to Their Future Notes and Drafts, Weblog 2007
International Electronic LIterature Conference panel or roundtable 2007
Personal Narratives, Corporate Templates Conference paper or presentation 2009
Hypertext Fiction from 1987-1999 Conference paper or presentation 2010
Digital Media Article or chapter in a book Modern Language Association (MLA) 2010
The Genealogy of a Creative Community: Why is Afternoon the "Grandaddy" of Hypertext Fiction? Conference paper or presentation 2011

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The Emergence of Electronic Literature Bergen Norway August 20, 2013 to September 30, 2013

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