Electric Literature

A website featuring electronic literature is Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading. The site’s story for the week is The Long In-Between written by Adam Wilson and edited by Heidi Julavits. In the story, the narrator is planning to live with a former college professor, Elizabeth. The majority of the story talks about the themes of homosexuality and Israel. Along with the story, the webpage features information about Adam Wilson, Heidi Julavits, and Electric Literature. Electric Literature itself is an independent publisher, with Recommended Reading being its weekly fiction magazine. It helps introduce many works of fiction, spreading it through Facebook and Twitter. Sites like this one can help starting authors to spread their stories through the internet, and Electric Literature is able to recommend stories to established authors and literary magazines. It is also a way to help spread a topic that has never been talked about occasionally, like homosexuality in the Middle East.

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  2 comments for “Electric Literature

  1. kutoof
    February 14, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    I appreciate your blog post about Electric Literature and the background information about it. You summarize it well but you lack the in depth analysis of the text. What does it mean for the Electric Literature to be an independent publisher and yet it helps to spread works of fiction through the use of social medias such as Facebook and Twitter. It is important to even talk about how these social medias are a great way to share one’s electronic work. You need to also go into depth about why they talk about homosexulity in the Middle East. Give the reader more information on what Electric Literature and Recommended Reading do and how they both influence the use of digital works. Your blog needs more depth to it. It lacks the how and why.

    • Starlet
      February 18, 2014 at 12:00 am

      You both bring up great points. One thing I realize as I continue to read interactive literature is an over arching theme of marginalized voices expressing themselves through IF. Words that are difficult to say are finding a place in the great big internet world. Electronic literature creates a space for self agency regardless of your situation. There are still voices that are not heard like people that are not literate or people that do not have access to technology but electronic literature has made more people find a space to reach out to others and tell their story.

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