Digital Literacy Centre

Digital Literature and Critical Literacy – Dr. Teresa Dobson

October 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Dr. Teresa Dobson presents this Thursday, October 15 at the DLC as part of the LLED Research Seminar Series.

“Electronic literature is defined by the Electronic Literature Organization as a class of “works with important literary aspects that take advantage of the capabilities and contexts provided by the stand-alone or networked computer” (ELO, 2006, n.p.). It includes genres such as hypertext fiction, reactive poetry, blog novels, Flash fiction and poetry, generative art, installation, code poetry, and so on. This presentation considers the features of such multimedia literary forms through an examination of two examples and contemplates the value of such literature for critical literacy education.”

Here are some links you might find interesting and/or relevant:

Electronic Literature Organization
Electronic Literature Collection, Vol 1
Digital Literacy (PDF essay by Teresa Dobson and John Willinsky)
Electronic Literature: What is it? (article by N. Katherine Hayles)
In Search of a New(er) Digital Literature
The Alliance of Digital Humanities
Society for Digital Humanities
Electronic Literature Workspace
Hyperizons: Theory and Criticism of Hypertext Fiction
Electronic Literature Foundation (ELF)

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  • Cynthia Klymkiw // Oct 18th 2009 at 7:15 am

    Dr. Teresa Dobson,

    I am a middle school teacher and I would like to thank you for opening the portals of Electronic Literature for me and so many others! I particularly enjoyed the interface and links in Electronic Literature, Vol 1. As well, you have posted some very thought provoking articles on the future of quality language arts creations in the age of new media.

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