Trip report: The Future of Electronic Literature Symposium

"Electronic Literature? Is that like e-books?" you ask. Well, yes and no — in a sense, electronic writing has been with us ever since the telegraph, but only recently has it become a literary endeavor with the advent of the personal computer in the late 1970s.
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Last Thursday, May 3, I attended a conference at the University of Maryland entitled The Future of Electronic Literature, co-hosted by the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH). It featured keynote speeches by Kenneth Thibodeau, the program director of the Electronic Records Archives project of the US government’s National Archives, and N. Katherine Hayles, professor of literature at UCLA and probably the foremost theorist of electronic textuality in the country.

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Bill Bly is the Editor of Arts Hub US. He is an author and musician who lives in New York City and Bethlehem, PA.