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Electronic Literature

Author
Scott Rettberg
Publisher / Label
Polity Press
Country
UK
Language
English
Publication year
2019
Type of publication
Book
Number of pages
240
ISBN
978-1509516780

Index

Acknowledgments

1 Genres of Electronic Literature
   Defining electronic literature 
   Reconsidering genre in electronic literature
   Genre from a literary studies perspective
   Genre from a media and technology perspective
   Overview of key theoretical, critical, and analytical work in the field
   Why read electronic literature?
   The structure and method of this book

2 Combinatory Poetics
   Artistic and literary contexts for combinatory poetics
   The early history of digital combinatory writing
   Procedural, syntactic poetry generation systems
   Contemporary combinatory digital poetics
   Regenerating and mutating existing texts
   Bots
   Big data poetics
   What can we learn from combinatory poetics?

3 Hypertext Fiction
   Literary antecedents to hypertext
   Hypertext in technological context
   Early hypertext fiction
   Hypertext fiction for transitional media: Stuart Moulthrop's explorations
   Hypertext's ends and means

4 Interactive Fiction and Other Gamelike Forms
   Interactive fiction and the IF community
   An Adventure begins
   An amateur interactive fiction community takes shape
   Worlds, puzzles, characters, and wordplay in contemporary interactive fiction 
   Modeling ethical choice and moral complicity
   Hypertext + Interactive Fiction = Twine
   Games as literary platforms
   Games as digital vernacular

5 Kinetic and Interactive Poetry 
   Characteristics of kinetic and interactive poetry
   Digital poetry in relation to literary and artistic traditions
   Early work in digital poetry
   Kinetic and interactive poetry in technological context
   Balancing movement and interactivity in digital poetry
   Letters moving in space and time

6 Network Writing
   Antecedents to network writing
   Forms and styles of network writing
   Codework

7 Divergent Streams