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  1. Oct 2015
    1. ELO

      This is a fascinating history of how informal networks and more formal organizations influence the field.

    2. advent of the web

      I'm really glad to see that this page is tracing the history of e-lit before the internet, as some of the previous writing have discussed it as being tied to "networked" or "online" computers. This article makes it clear that e-lit had a robust life pre-internet.

    1. building through online journals and sites, like Hyperrhiz, ebr, Hermaneia, the Iowa Review Web, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Turbulence, Drunken Boat, and Authoring Software; a growing body of print publications like N. Katherine Hayles' Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary, Jörgen Schäfer and Peter Gendolla's Beyond the Screen: Transformation of Literary Structures, Interfaces, and Genres, Eduardo Kac's Media Poetry, and C.T Funkhouser's Prehistoric Digital Poetry; and organizations and initiatives like the Electronic Literature Organization in the U.S., ELMCIP in Europe, and "Creative Nations" in Australia

      Examples of the field in practice seem more meaningful than a singular definition.

    2. "literary works created with the use of a computer for the electronic medium such that they cannot be experienced in any meaningful way without the mediation of an electronic device"

      This is fair enough, although it it rigid. As a definition, it is more about what e-lit is NOT rather than what it is.

    1. Electronic Literature Collection.

      I only looked at volume 1, but this is a major time-suck.

    2. important literary aspects

      Maybe this is because I am not a lit person, but this phrase seems problematic to me. "Important" seems a poor choice of words, as it is a highly variable, loaded concept. This may be ignorant, but I don't know what might constitute a "literary aspect." Can that be well-defined without the term "literary" in it?