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ENGL 146EL - Fall 2009,  Rita Raley

Digital and Computer-generated Poetics

Philippe Bootz

John Cayley | John Cayley and Yang Lian, Where the Sea Stands Still (May 27, 1997)

Electronic Poetry Center (U Buffalo)

Eduardo Kac

Jim Rosenberg

Andre Vallias


Brian Lennon

Alan Sondheim | Barry Smylie and Alan Sondheim, "Sailing"

Maria Damon & Miekal And, "Literature Nation," "Whether Nation" and "Moss Goddess"

Journals and Archives of Electronic Text (New Media Writing, Hypertext, Digital Poetries, Language Arts)

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Big Bridge: A Webzine of Poetry

Cauldron & Net: A Journal of Arts and New Media

electronic book review

frAme: The Culture and Technology Journal

The Iowa Review Web

New River


Riding the Meridian

Salt Hill

trAce (online writing centre)

Webartery (collaborative artists' site)

Poems That Go

Electronic Literature Organization Directory

Hypertext Criticism

N. Katherine Hayles, “Print is Flat, Code is Deep: The Importance of Media-Specific Analysis," Poetics Today (Fall 2001)

Mark Amerika, "Hypertextual Consciousness" (A Companion TheoryGuide) (1997)

Michael Avatar, ****

Kathleen Burnett, "Toward a Theory of Hypertextual Design" (PMC; 1993)

V. Balasubramanian (Rutgers), "Hypertext Review"

Belinda Barnet, "Reconfiguring Hypertext as a Machine: Capitalism, Periodic Tables and a Mad Optometrist"

"Conversation with Geoffrey Bennington" (on the relation between deconstruction and hypertext, the Internet, and information technology) (Seulemonde)

Jay David Bolter, "Degrees of Freedom" (1996)

Vannevar Bush, "As We May Think" (originally published in The Atlantic Monthly in 1945)

Remembering the Memex: A FEED Document on Vannevar Bush's "As We May Think" (passages from Bush's original essay, with hypertext annotations from a panel of writers and critics, including hypertext author & theorist Michael Joyce)

Derrida and Hypertext (lists hypertexts that make use of Derrida's work) (Marc Zbyszynski, Brown)

The Electronic Labyrinth (guide to the genealogy, philosophy, structure, and technology of hypertext; subtopics on hypertext re-thinking the book, literary formats from manuscripts to the electronic book, the non-linear tradition in literature) (Christopher Keep & Tim McLaughlin, Univ. Alberta)

Jurgen Fauth, "Poles in Your Face: The Promises and Pitfalls of Hyperfiction"

N. Katherine Hayles, "Dinosaur or Postmodern Mutant? Narrative in the Age of Information"

Michael Joyce, "Beyond next before you once again: Repossessing and Renewing Electronic Culture" (1997)

Kia Mennie (Carleton), Hypertext & Literary Theory

Jerome McGann (Univ. of Virginia), "Radiant Textuality" (relates online computing and hypertext to literary scholarship) and "The Rationale of HyperText"

Colin Moock, "The Aphasia of Similarity Disorder on the World Wide Web: Jakobson's Linguistic Poles and Hyper-Text" (1995)

Stuart Moulthrop, "Traveling in the Breakdown Lane: A Principle of Resistance for Hypertext" (Mosaic 28/4 [1995], pp. 55-77)

Ted Nelson and Xanadu (The Electronic Labyrinth) | Ted Nelson's Xanadu Project

Jim Whitehead, "Orality and Hypertext: An Interview with Ted Nelson"

Rita Raley, "Reveal Codes: Hypertext and Performance," Postmodern Culture 12:1 (September 2001)

John Updike, "Books Unbound, Life Unraveled"

Stuart Moulthrop, "A Subjective Chronology of Cybertext, Hypertext, and Electronic Writing"

D.N. Rodowick, "Audiovisual Culture and Interdisciplinary Knowledge" (It now includes sound and images, but was originally published in New Literary History 26 [1995]: 11-121.)

Clay Shirky, "This Essay Doesn't Fit on Your Screen: An Essay on Web Fiction"

John Tolva (Washington Univ.), Hypertext and the English Renaissance: Studies in Media Transformation and "Ut Pictura Hyperpoesis: Spatial Form, Visuality, and the Digital Word" (1996) (The Seventh ACM Conference on Hypertext, Washington D.C.)

Hypertext Fiction, Digital Narrative

Judd Morrisey, "The Jew's Daughter"

Michael Joyce, Matthew Hanlon, Andrea Morris, Carolyn Guyer, The Sonatas of Saint Francis

Kate Pullinger (with babel), "Inanimate Alice" (2006)

Jennifer Ley, This is Not a Book

Michael Benedetti, Mercury (n.d.)

Geniwate (Jenny Weight), Rice

Linda Carroli & Josephine Wilson, water always writes in plural (1998)

M.D. Coverley, "Fibonacci's Daughter" and The Lacemaker, Elys (1996) 

Adrienne Eisen, Three Hypertexts (Six Sex Scenes; The Interview; Winter Break)

William Gillespie, Scott Rettberg, Dirk Stratton, and Frank Marquardt, "The Unknown" (1998)

Adriene Jenik, Mauve Desert: A CD-Rom Translation (1997)

Michael Joyce "Twelve Blue" (1996)

Judy Malloy, Uncle Roger (1986; adapted for the Web in 1995); Collected Internet Works

Colin Moock, Nebeneinander and Nacheinander

Stuart Moulthrop, Hegirascope (Version 2, October 1997); WWW sampler of Victory Garden (1995): "Pillars of Wisdom"

Andrew Oldham (with Mike Fairclough), Neuter (1998)

William Powhida, Projection (1999)

Christine Sheffield Sanford, Red Mona (1995); No Pink (1998)

Ian Randall Wilson, "If We Even Did Anything" (1996)

Shelley Jackson, "my body: A Wunderkammer" | Ineradicable Stain | "Of Dolls and Monsters": An Interview with Rita Raley, Iowa Review Web

Timelines, reference materials, guides to research

Chronological Timeline of Creative Work in “Cyberpoetry”

Analysis of Digital Poetics

Friedrich W. Block, "Digital poetics or On the evolution of experimental media poetry"

John Cayley, "The Code is Not the Text (Unless it is the Text)"

Cynthia Nichols, "In Place of a Future Gone-By: Notes Toward Material Language"

Rita Raley, "Interferences: [Net.Writing] and the Practice of Codework"

Eduardo Kac, "Key Concepts of Holopoetry"

Loss Pequeño Glazier, "Jumping to Occlusions" | Review of Glazier, Digital Poetics: The Making of E-Poetries [book description]

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