Author: kdolan

What is included in the literary canon?

I assume that everyone knows what the literary canon is, but if not check out this video that explains all about it. Amidst the many classics in the literary canon such as Joyce, Shakespeare, Austen, and countless others, I began wondering if digital literature is included in this exclusive society. I came across this article by a German professor, Florian…

Inanimate Alice: Russian Chapter

Look familiar? I just found Inanimate Alice in the Electronic Literature volumes, and was so excited to write my paper on it; however there has already been extensive analysis on the first and fourth episodes. So, I decided to look at Episode 3. If you want to play the Russian episode of this game, check it out here.   Inanimate…

Elementary Throwback

  Do you remember those adventure books back in elementary school? Every weekend, without fail, I would go to my local public library and take at least two adventure books. My brother and I would read them over and over, choosing different adventures, getting lost in a world of choices. For my creative project, I choose have a childhood throwback…

Geocaching: A High-Tech Easter Egg Hunt

We live in a day and age where most people spend hours behind their computer screen, engaged in some form of an online world. Geocaching is a unique way to be involved in an online community while still active and present in the “real world.” When we talked about geocaching in class, I had no idea what it was. Never heard…

Flashmobs the new electronic literature?

  After talking about the definition of electronic literature in class yesterday, I decided to go online and see what some different definitions were online. I went to Wikipedia (I know, not the most reliable source of information) and its definition was similar to ours; any digital born literature meant to be consumed on the computer that could not exist…

A New Take on Poetry: “Strings”

Entering into this class, my experience with e-literature was nonexistent. I have a Kindle merely for convenience, but I have never divulged into the online lit community that has formed. Playing the Cave Adventure I was not convinced that e-literature was a meaningful contribution to the cannon and English in general. However, when looking through the two elit collections online,…