Close Reading New Media: Analyzing Electronic Literature

January 30, 2004 in E-Lit Criticism

Edited by Jan Van Looy and Jan Baetens, Close Reading New Media: Analyzing Electronic Literature is the first publication to apply the method of close analysis to new media. This book proposes close readings of work by Mark Amerika, Darren Aronofsky, M.D. Coverley, Raymond Federman, Shelley Jackson, Rick Pryll, Geoff Ryman and Stephanie Strickland.

New Reviews in Cyberculture Studies

January 20, 2004 in E-Lit Criticism

New book reviews at RCCS include: Espen J. Aarseth’s Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature reviewed by Vika Zafrin; David Kushner’s Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created An Empire and Transformed Pop Culture reviewed by Bob Rehak; and Steven Poole’s Trigger Happy: Videogames and the Entertainment Revolution reviewed by Edward Castronova and Aaron Delwiche.

E-Lit Up Close

January 13, 2004 in E-Lit Criticism

WordCircuits has published E-LIT UP CLOSE, a set of new critical essays on electronic literature. E-LIT UP CLOSE is comprised of seven short essays written by students from Matthew Kirschenbaum’s graduate course at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Twisty Little Passages

December 10, 2003 in E-Lit Criticism

Nick Montfort’s new book, Twisty Little Passages, is now available from MIT Press. For more details and to order the book, visit

Hello World and Cyborg Lives?

November 26, 2003 in E-Lit Criticism

Visit Raw Nerve Books to pre-order your copy of Hello World: Travels in Virtuality by Sue
Thomas, to be published in March 2004. Raw Nerve is having a special offer in which you may pre-order Hello World and buy Cyborg Lives?: Women’s Technobiographies edited by Flis Henwood, Helen Kennedy and Nod Miller, at a discounted price.

Women, Art, and Technology

November 10, 2003 in E-Lit Criticism

MIT Press and Leonardo/ISAST announces the publication of Women, Art, and Technology, a book featuring the work of female artists who have played a central role in the development of new media practice. More information about Women, Art, and Technology is available at Judy Malloy’s site, and you may purchase the book at Amazon.

Postcolonialism and Digital Culture

October 20, 2003 in Calls, E-Lit Criticism

Postcolonial studies is affected by the spread of networked computing and digital culture, such as email, websites, newsgroups, online games, digital art, and blogs. Postcolonialism and Digital Culture is seeking papers for its September 2004 issue, which focuses on the consequences of the digital culture for the postcolonial condition.


September 24, 2003 in E-Lit Criticism, New E-Lit

The Iowa Review Web features the work of Brian Kim Stefans and an interview with Stefans by Giselle Beiguelman; Tal Halpern’s Digital Nature: the Case Collection version 2.0 and an interview with Tal Halpern by Patrick F. Walter; new work by Paul A. Toth and Bob Thurber; writings by Nick Moudry, Ilan Stavans, and Lance Olsen; and Gábor Szantó’s “Letters to King Laios from Oedipus.”

electronic book review

July 1, 2003 in E-Lit Criticism

Visit electronic book review to read “Histories of the Future” by Steve Shaviro, “Contour of a Contour” by Dave Ciccoricco, “Histories of the Present” by Darren Tofts, and “Words and Syllables” by Sven Philipp.

The Iowa Review Web

April 1, 2003 in E-Lit Criticism, New E-Lit

Vol. 5, No. 2 of The Iowa Review Web features: “A Media Theory of Consciousness” by Anthony Enns, a review of Joseph Tabbi’s Cognitive Fictions; an interview with Tabbi, and Tabbi’s “Overwriting”; “The nEARness/t of [IrOny] U’s” an interview with Talan Memmott by M.D. Coverley, and Memmott’s “Self Portrait(s) [as Other(s)]; The Very Essence of Poetry”: Judd Morrissey and Lori Talley’s My Name is Captain, Captain by Jessica Pressman, and Flying Blind: An Interview with Judd Morrissey and Lori Talley by Jessica Pressman; “Relics and Kindling: An Autobiography “by Eric Pankey; and “American Mammals” by Ina Grigorova.

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