Lecturing in Bergen

Scott Rettberg

Photo by Elinesca.

I gave a lecture at the University of Bergen yesterday, and had a chance to meet some of the students I’ll be working with this summer at UiB. I focused the lecture on “Multimodal Reading of Electronic Literature.” We started with Robert Coover’s essay “Literary Hypertext: The Passing of the Golden Age” and some Russian formalist definitions of literature. Once we had established some of the tensions between image and text and interactivity and immersion, we we talked about how different ideas of reading can apply to work including Giselle Beiguelman’s “Code Movie 1,” Jim Andrews’ Nio, Stephanie Strickland’s “The Ballad of Sand and Harry Soot,” Shelley and Pamela Jackson’s The Doll Games, Ingrid Ankerson/Otagaki Regetsu’s “Murmuring Insects” and Jason Nelson’s “Robot Party.”

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