АУТОР(И): Milena M. Kaličanin
This research is related to the concept of digital literature, an emerg- ing kind of literature and academically still relatively unexplored. Since digital literature is a largely novel discipline, an academic integrative classification of its diverse definitions, brief historical survey, and a critical discussion of its emerging literary forms are rather obscure so they represent the main focus of this article. Although there is a strong controversy regarding digital literature’s acceptance by the traditional literary audience, critics, and academics, there is ample evidence that it has been embraced by a large group of university-aged students. The latest online teaching activities show students’ growing interest and par- ticipation in reading and devising digital texts, though digital literature has not largely been approved as a part the of school curriculum yet. The impact of digital literature has lately been recorded in academia through the organization of conferences and the creation of associations whose primary goal is to view new literary trends from a scholarly perspective. While the interpretative methods used for print texts do not necessarily apply, similar methodology for the interpretation of digital literature has yet to be developed. The article is divided into the following seg- ments: definitions of e-lit, the bonding of electronic literature and digital humanities, emerging forms, contexts, and concluding remarks with the suggestions for further research. The theoretical framework of the article is based on the critical insights of Hayles, Heckman, O’Sullivan, Pawl- icka, Gordić Petković, Rodić and others.
digital (electronic) literature, e-lit, digital humanities, definitions, emerging forms, contexts
- Aarseth 1997: E. Aarseth, Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature, Baltimore, Maryland: The Johns Hopkins University Press.
- Bouchardon 2016: S. Bouchardon, Towards a Tension-Based Definition of Digital Lit- erature, Journal of Creative Writing Studies, vol. 2, no. 1.
- Gordić Petković 2012: V. Gordić Petković, Nova hipertekstualnost u književnosti – čitanje, vrednovanje, obrazovanje. Kultura: časopis za teoriju i sociologiju
- kulture i kulturnu politiku. Br. 135, 102-113. http://scindeks.ceon.rs/Article. aspx?artid=0023-51641235102G 19.12. 2022.
- Grigar 2021: D. Grigar, Electronic Literature as Digital Humanities: An Introduction, In Grigar, Dene; O’Sullivan, James (eds.). Electronic Literature as Digital Humanities: Contexts, Forms, and Practices. Bloomsbury. 1–5.
- Grigar 2008: D. Grigar, Electronic Literature: Where Is It?, Electronic Book Review 2008, http://www.electronicbookreview.com/thread/technocapital-ism/invigorating. 20. 02. 2022.
- Electronic Literature Organization. ELO. 2008. 28.02.2022.
- Hayles 2008: N.K. Hayles, Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary, Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press.
- Hayles 2007: N.K. Hayles, Electronic Literature: What Is It? http://eliterature.org/pad/ elp.html. 01.03. 2022.
- Hayles 2005: N.K. Hayles, My Mother Was a Computer: Digital Subjects and Literary Texts. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
- Heckman, O’Sullivan 2018: D. Heckman, J. O’Sullivan, Electronic Literature: Con- texts & Poetics. In Price, Kenneth M.; Siemens, Ray (eds.). Literary Studies in the Digital Age: An Evolving Anthology, New York: Modern Language Associ- ation (MLA). doi:10.1632/lsda.2013. 05.03. 2022.
- Pawlicka 2017: U. Pawlicka, An Essay on Electronic Literature as a Platform, Przeglad Kulturoznawcy, NR 3 (33), 430-444.
- Pawlicka 2014: U. Pawlicka, Towards a History of Electronic Literature, CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 16.5: https://doi.org/10.7771/1481- 4374.2619 04.03. 2022.
- Saum-Pascual 2017: A. Saum-Pascual, Teaching Electronic Literature as Digital Humanities, Digital Humanities Quarterly. Volume 11, Number 3: n.p. http:// www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/11/3/000314/000314.html 10.02. 2022.
- Rettberg 2016: S. Rettberg, Electronic Literature as Digital Humanities, In: S. Schrei- bman, R. Siemens, J. Unsworth (eds.), A New Companion to Digital Humani– ties, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, [e-book], loc. 4976.
- Rodić 2015: P. Rodić, Narativni aspekti hiperteksta, Kultura: časopis za teoriju i soci– ologiju kulture i kulturnu politiku. Br. 149, 205-225. https://plus.cobiss.net/ cobiss/sr/sr/bib/222888460 19.12. 2022.
- Ryan, Emerson, Robertson 2014: M. Ryan, L. Emerson, B.J. Robertson, The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media, Baltimore, MD: JHU Press.