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Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice (ELMCIP)

A Report from the HERA Joint Research Project

Scott Rettberg, Sandy Baldwin

Publication Year: 2014

Published by: West Virginia University Press

Title Page, About the Series, Other Works in the Series, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

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pp. v-vi

ELMCIP is financially supported by the HERA Joint Research Programme (www.heranet.info) which is co-funded by AHRC, AKA, DASTI, ETF, FNR, FWF, HAZU, IRCHSS, MHEST, NWO, RANNIS, RCN, VR and The European Commission FP7 2007-2013, under the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities programme.
We also acknowledge the support of the Research Council of Norway’s...


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pp. vii-xi

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Scott Rettberg

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pp. 1-38

Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice (ELMCIP) was a three-year collaborative research project running from 2010-2013, funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) JRP for Creativity and Innovation. ELMCIP involved seven European academic research partners and one non-academic partner who investigated how creative...

Seminar Reports

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Electronic Literature Communities

Jill Walker Rettberg, Patricia Tomaszek

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pp. 41-58

To fully understand the nature of creativity and community in the field of electronic literature, the ELMCIP project chose to use several methodologies. First, we organized a seminar on the topic. The ELMCIP Seminar on Electronic Literature Communities, held in Bergen on September 20–21, 2010, invited researchers from within the project and external contributors...

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Electronic Literature Publishing Practices: Distinct Traditions and Collaborating Communities

Raine Koskimaa

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pp. 59-70

In this chapter, the findings and outcomes of the report on Electronic Literature Publishing and Distribution in Europe and related seminar, held at the University of Jyväskylä in March 2011, are summarized and discussed.2 In the survey, electronic literature refers to “works with important literary aspects that take advantage of the capabilities and contexts provided by the stand-alone...

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Electronic Literature Pedagogies

Maria Engberg

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pp. 71-88

Educational models, institutional contexts, and policies in European higher education regarding electronic, or digital, literature were foregrounded in a series of activities centered at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH, Sweden) during the ELMCIP project. The activities were focused on an initial mapping of pedagogical efforts throughout Europe concerning electronic literature...

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E-Literature and New Media Art

Janez Strehovec

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pp. 89-104

The key focus for the Slovenian investigator of the ELMCIP research project was directed toward conducting fundamental research focused on the following areas:

• E-literature and algorithmic culture;
• The reading of e-literary texts—introducing the concept of text as a ride, which directs one toward a more complex experience of texts, including...

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Poetics in Digital Communities and in Digital Literature

Yra Van Dijk

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pp. 105-130

Every new work of digital literature creates its own new genre, claimed digital poet Brain Kim Stefans.16 This may be so, but not every work in the hybrid new art form creates and invents its own poetics, too. Artists, communities, and individual works are positioned within, between, and opposed to existing art worlds, histories, and concepts. In this project we...

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Electronic Literature with Performance

Jerome Fletcher

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pp. 131-148

A significant element of electronic literature as a field of practice and inquiry has been its relationship to liveness and the body. This has taken a number of forms, ranging from embodied gestures required to access a digital text; to public readings of digital text from the interface or projected into a specific space; to live performances involving one or many performers in concert...

Project Reports

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ELMCIP Anthology of European Electronic Literature

Maria Engberg, Talan Memmott

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pp. 151-160

The ELMCIP group at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) in Sweden was in charge of producing an anthology of European electronic literature, a key outcome in the ELMCIP project: ELMCIP Anthology of European Electronic Literature.1 By providing an anthology with creative works and relevant pedagogical material, ELMCIP extends its work into European classrooms...

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The Hyperstitial Poetics of Network Media

Simon Biggs

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pp. 161-186

Remediating the Social was a conference and exhibition, with a focus on creative works and activities, developed within the domain of new media arts that feature a particular engagement with literary form-an area often known as electronic literature or digital poetics. This text will treat these terms interchangeably and will focus on the exhibition component of the...

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Electronic Literature Publishing and Distribution in Europe

Markku Eskelinen, Raine Koskimaa, Giovanna Di Rosario

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pp. 187-244

This preliminary survey of European electronic literature publishing and distribution was initially conducted by two scholars over the course of three months in 2010 and 2011, and later supplemented by bits and pieces until October 2012. The original project proposal is included at the end of this chapter. Given the vastness of the scope of the research and the variety of European languages that are not at...

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Ethnographies of Co-Creation and Collaboration as Models of Creativity

Penny Travlou

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pp. 245-306

The theme of my inquiry is how creative networked communities emerge in transnational and transcultural contexts, within a globalized and distributed communications environment. How do communities form and change through the collaborative activities of their members? How do members of these online communities come together to reinterpret...

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The ELMCIP Knowledge Base

Scott Rettberg, Eric Dean Rasmussen

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pp. 307-354

Developed as part of an international, digital-humanities project, Developing a Networked-Based Creative Community: Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice (ELMCIP), the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base is an open-access, online database tracing activity in and around the field of electronic literature and the digital literary...


Appendix A: All Peer-Review Publications Emerging from the ELMCIP Project

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pp. 357-378

Appendix B: Dissemination and Knowledge Exchange Activities of the ELMCIP Project Principal Investigators: Conferences and Public Lecture Presentations

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pp. 379-390

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Author Biographies

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pp. 391-397

Simon Biggs is a media artist, writer and curator with interests in digital poetics, interactive environments and interdisciplinary research. His work has been presented internationally, including the Tate, Pompidou, Academy de Kunste, Maxxi, Macau Arts Museum, Walker Art Center, Art Gallery of New South Wales. He has spoken at numerous conferences and universities, including...


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pp. 398-419

Back Cover

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E-ISBN-13: 9788299908948
E-ISBN-10: 8299908949
Print-ISBN-13: 9788299908931
Print-ISBN-10: 8299908930

Page Count: 405
Publication Year: 2014