Week 15 (December 1-7)

Electronic Literature IV

Books will not disappear, but neither will they escape the effects of the digital technologies that interpenetrate them. More than a mode of material production (although it is that), digitality has become the textual condition of twenty-first-century literature. — N. Katherine Hayles, Electronic Literature, 186



  • Course Evaluation.
  • Work on Electronic Edition Project.
  • Read lecture posts for the week. The most recent lectures can always be found on the front page for the course or using the Lecture category. Short lectures will be posted throughout the week.
    • Group 1 will read and respond to the blogs of Group 2.
    • Group 2 will read and respond to the blogs of Group 3.
    • Group 3 will read and respond to the blogs of Group 4.
    • Group 4 will read and respond to the blogs of Group 1.
  • Review and begin weekly Participation assignment forum posts.
  • Reading Response and Community Response blog posts (Online Writing Activities).
  • Graduate students: Continue working on the Annotated Bibliography assignment. Due: Dec. 2, 10:00 PM.


  • Hayles, N. Katherine. “The Future of Literature: Print Novels and the Mark of the Digital.” Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary. Notre Dame, IN: U of Notre Dame P, 2008. 159-186. (Required text)
  • Read any two texts from the Electronic Literature Collection, Vol. 1 what we haven’t yet looked at.  Electronic Literature Collection, Vol. 1. Ed. N. Katherine Hayles, Nick Montfort, Scott Rettberg, and Stephanie Strickland. College Park, MD: The Electronic Literature Organization, 2006. (Available on the CD-ROM at the back of Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary and/or available online)

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