Electronic Literature, Chapter 6: Network Writing

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This research collection includes references from the sixth chapter of Electronic Literature by Scott Rettberg (Polity, 2018), on Network Writing. Network writing is electronic literature created for and published on the Internet. It may require readers to visit multiple sites to experience the narrative, it may interrogate the nature and materiality of the network itself, it may use the Internet’s potential for collaboration, or use the network as a site for performance. For electronic literature, networks are both platform and material. As technology has led to rapid societal change, one of the most logical extensions of the project of electronic literature is to serve as a locus of reflexive critique of the position of the human within the technological apparatus.

This chapter of Electronic Literature considers various practices of network writing that share an interest in the material properties of the global network and the writing environments it affords. While this constellation of practices is admittedly less squarely defined than some of the other genres addressed in the book, as it includes several subgenres with their own specific approaches to the network, there are clearly important strands of electronic literature that primarily engage with the architecture, code, and social structures of the network itself.

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Namesort descending Residency
Alan Bigelow
buffalo , NY
United States
New York US
Alan Sondheim
United States
US
Andy Campbell
United Kingdom
GB
Ben Grosser
Urbana , IL
United States
Illinois US
Brendan Howell
Berlin
Germany
DE
Caleb Crain
United States
US
Christian Bök
Calgary , AB
Canada
Alberta CA
Christy Dena
Parkville
Australia
AU
Daniel C. Howe
Hong Kong
Hong Kong S.A.R., China
HK
Dirk Stratton
WA
United States
Washington US
Eugenio Tisselli
Spain
ES
Florian Cramer
Rotterdam
Netherlands
NL
Frank Marquardt
CA
United States
California US
Gary Sullivan
Greg Goodfried
United States
US
Helen Nissenbaum
Ian Bogost
United States
US
Jason Huff
United States
US
Jason Nelson
Witheren , QLD
Australia
Queensland AU
Jill Walker Rettberg
Bergen
Norway
NO

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