Inspired by the “twin” cities of Besźel and Ul Qoma in China Mieville’s novel The City and the City, the students in my Literary Theory class and I met in the A.M.P. Lab last week and made a google map that highlights similarly juxtaposed spaces, from a variety of locations across the globe.
Assignment–spend 5-10 minutes with each of the following examples of “electronic literature” (time permitting). As you explore, consider how you would classify these works. How do they fit into your understanding of literature and art? Are they literary? Are they artistic? Are they cinematic? Do you enjoy them? Do you find them frustrating? What about them makes them so? Comment briefly about one or more of them in the space below. Continue reading “Electronic Literature”