ELC 2 Launch at the Bergen Public Library, May 2, 2011

Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 2
Launch at the Bergen Public Library
Monday May 2, 2011

The Electronic Literature Research Group at the University of Bergen department of Linguistic, Literary, and Aesthetic studies welcomes you to attend two special events celebrating the launch of the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 2.

Electronic LIterature Collection, Volume 2

The Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 2 is an international anthology of more than 60 works of electronic literature published under a Creative Commons license online and on DVD. The publication of the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 1 in 2006 had a significant impact on the field of electronic literature, giving readers and educators working in the field a common set of referents in the form of a diverse collection of literary works made for digital media. Volume 2, just published, offers new digital poetry, hypertext fiction, interactive fiction, multimedia documentaries, and a variety of other forms of electronic literature.

The University of Bergen program in Digital Culture was one of the sponsors of the publication of the ELC 2 and will make use of it in courses in years to come.

In celebration of this publishing event, two events are planned on Monday, May 2, 2011 in cooperation with the Bergen Public Library and Vagant.

14:00-16:00 Bergen Public Library, Auditorium
Presentation of the ELC 2: Talan Memmott and Rita Raley, Editors

The editors will present the collection and briefly highlight a variety of works of electronic literature in the collection.

Editing Electronic Literature, a Roundtable Discussion
Editors of the ELC 2 (Talan Memmott and Rita Raley) and the ELC 1 (Scott Rettberg and Stephanie Strickland) will discuss the process of selecting and contextualizing works for the two anthologies, preparing the two online and disc editions, and distributing the collections to international audiences. Discussion will be led by Andrew Roberts, Professor of English at the University of Dundee and leader of the Poetry Beyond Text project.

19:30-21:30 Bergen Public Library, Auditorium
Reading of works from the ELC 1 and 2

Featuring readings and performances from

Q/A led by Audun Lindholm, editor of Vagant: Journal of Literature and Criticism.

This event is sponsored by the Bergen Public Library, the University of Bergen Electronic Literature Research Group, ELMCIP: Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice, the Electronic Literature Organization, the Fulbright Foundation, the University of Bergen (Småforskmidler), and Vagant.

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