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The Bloomsbury Handbook of Electronic Literature


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Acknowledgments Introduction Joseph Tabbi, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Ends, Beginnings I Hold It Toward You: A Show of Hands Shelley Jackson, The New School, USA Our Tools Make Us (And Our Literature) Post Steve Tomasula, University of Notre Dame, USA Lift This End: Electronic Literature in a Blue Light Stuart Moulthrop, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA The advent of aurature and the end of (electronic) literature John Cayley, Brown University, USA Poetics, Polemics "your visit will leave a permanent mark": Poetics in the Post-Digital Economy Davin Heckman Winona State University, USA and James O'Sullivan University of Sheffield, UK Literature and Netprov In Social Media, a Travesty, or, In Defense of Pretension Rob Wittig, University of Minnesota Duluth, USA Narrativity Daniel Punday, Mississippi State University, USA Cognition David Ciccoricco, University of Otago, New Zealand Experimentalism Alvaro Seica, University of Bergen, Norway Writing Under Constraint Manuel Portela, University of Coimbra, Portugal Electronic Literature and the Poetics of Contiguity Mario Aquilina, University of Malta, Malta Combination and Copulation: Making Lots of Little Poems Aden Evens, Dartmouth College, USA A Glitch Poetics: Reading of Speed Readers, Erica Scourti, Predictive Text, and Caroline Bergvall Nathan Jones, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK Materialities, Ontologies Flat Logics, Deep Critique: Temporalities, Aesthetics and Ecologies in Electronic Literature on the Web Allison M. Schifani, University of Miami, USA Immanence, Inc: Algorithm, Flow, and the Displacement of the Real Brian Kim Stefans, University of California, Los Angeles, USA Hypertext Astrid Ensslin University of Alberta, Canada and Lyle Skains Bangor University, UK Internet and Digital Textuality: A Close Reading of 10:01 Mehdy Sedaghat Payam, Iranian Institute for Research and Development in Humanities (SAMT), Iran Of Presence and Electronic Literature Luciana Gattass, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Post-modern, Post-Human, Post-Digital Laura Shackelford, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA Economies, Precarities Post-Digital Writing Florian Cramer, Rotterdam University, Netherlands Unwrapping the eReader: On the Politics of Electronic Reading Platforms David Roh, University of Utah, USA Scarcity and Abundance Martin Paul Eve, Birkbeck, University of London, UK Relocating the Literary: In Networks, Knowledge Bases, Global Systems, Material and Mental Environments Joseph Tabbi, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Annotated Bibliography for Electronic Literature Index

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Covering foundational theory, new media contexts and digital creative practice and with chapters by leading international scholars, this is the first authoritative reference handbook to the field of electronic literature.

About the Author

Joseph Tabbi is Professor in the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is Editor of the Electronic Book Review, a former President of the Electronic Literature Organization and his previous publications include Postmodern Sublime (1995), Cognitive Fictions (2002) and Nobody Grew But the Business: On the Life and Work of William Gaddis (2015).


Tabbi (English, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago) has organized his foundational handbook in four parts that provide a needed framework for the work in this field. The first two sections-"Ends, Beginnings," "Poetics, Polemics"-work their way through the key insights and concepts developed since the inception of the field. The other two sections-"Materialities, Ontologies," "Economies, Precarities"-provide key essays on how electronic literature's formats have helped to define contemporary digital life. Including an annotated bibliography of major texts in this field, this is an invaluable resource for those interested in where literature is going. Summing Up: Essential. * CHOICE *

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