Electronic Literature (Paperback)
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Electronic Literature considers 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.

In this book, 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. He argues that electronic literature demands to be read both through the lens of experimental literary practices dating back to the early twentieth century and through the specificities of the technology and software used to produce the work.

Considering electronic literature as a subject in totality, this book provides a vital introduction to a dynamic field that both reacts to avant-garde literary and art traditions and generates new forms of narrative and poetic work particular to the twenty-first century. It is essential reading for students and researchers in disciplines including literary studies, media and communications, art, and creative writing.

Publisher: Polity Press
ISBN: 9781509516780
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 388 g
Dimensions: 223 x 164 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Winner of the 2019 N. Katherine Hayles Award for Criticism of Electronic Literature

AElectronic LiteratureA demonstrates rare common sense and an encyclopedic knowledge of works, theory, contexts, and criticism. This is a significant and important book by the fieldAs founder that will be the definitive work on electronic literature now and for many years to come.A
N. Katherine Hayles, Duke University

AScott Rettberg provides an excellent history of digital storytelling and poetry A and points to the future.A Electronic LiteratureA is a clear map of creative writingAs conjunction with computing, a vital region of todayAs culture.A
Nick Montfort, author ofA The TruelistA

ARarely do a historian and his subject match so perfectly as Rettberg and the early days of electronic literature. This authoritative account of the origins of electronic literature covers all the genreAs forms, as well as the people and institutions who helped found the field. A unique and remarkable book.A
Robert Coover, novelist and Professor Emeritus of Literary Arts at Brown University

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