“Avenues of Access” aims to show that because of its close connection to digital technologies, electronic literature, an art form, is both vibrant and evolving.
-Dene Grigar, co-curator
Reading spaces increasingly compel my attention as I think through what I find most novel and exciting about e-lit being made right now. Code works and locative works — that is, stories set in both virtual and physical space — fascinate me. When a new device, or software, or code library comes into being, e-lit artists ask themselves: what kinds of stories will this let me tell?
-Kathi Inman Berens, co-curator
The Avenues of Access Exhibit was held at the MLA Convention in Boston on January 2013. It showcased 33 new works of born digital literature in the categories of Multimodal Narrative, Multimodal Poetry, E-essay, Mobile/locative works, and Literary Games. The 30 writers represented in the exhibition were from Canada, the UK, France, Portugal, Germany, Austria, and Australia. Expertly curated, this exhibition offers a snapshot of practices, platforms, and poetics of electronic literature in early 2013.
There’s an open CFP to cover the works not yet reviewed. Contact the editor if you’re interested in writing about one of these works.
Curators: Dene Grigar and Kathi Inman Berens
- Will Luers, “217 Views of the Tokaido Line”
- Alexandra Saemmer, , “Böhmische Dörfer”
- Jim Andrews, “Aleph Null”
- Alan Bigelow, “Last Word”
- Amaranth Borsuk and Brad Bouse, “Between Page and Screen”
- Jhave, “Mups”
- Nick Montfort and Stephanie Strickland, “Sea and Spar Between”
- Jody Zellen, “Spine Sonnet”
- Serge Bouchardon, “Opacity”
- J.R. Carpenter, “Notes on the Voyage of Owl and Girl”
- Caitlin Fisher, “Circle”
- Megan Heyward, “Of Day Of Night”
- Alexander Mouton, “Passing Through”
- J. Patrick Liszkiewicz, “Afeeld”
- Mark Marino, “Living Will”
- Christine Wilks, “Rememori”
- Jason Nelson, “Uncontrollable Semantics”
- Jörg Piringer, “Konsonant”
- Manuel Portela, “Google Earth: a poem for Voice and Internet”;
- Jason Edward Lewis, “The P.o.E.M.M. cycle: What They Speak When They Speak to Me“
Works Not Reviewed