Electronic Literature

About The Website

This website was created in February of 2008 to compliment the publication of N. Katherine Hayle's book, Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary. The website aims to provide additional resources to students and teachers of electronic literature. The site is divided into the following sections:

  • Essays: Additional essays from various contributors. Topics expand on the ideas laid out by Hayles in Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary.
  • Biographies: Brief biographies on the authors of the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 1. Also includes links to the home pages of many of the authors.
  • Resources: Miscellaneous resources meant for educators wishing to incorporate electronic literature into their curriculum. Includes sample syllabi from other educators and information on length and size of the works in the ELC 1.
  • Blog: A blog from the creators of the website with information pertinent to the book and teaching electronic literature
  • Forums: A message board designed for the discussion of topics covered in Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary

About the creators of the website

  • N. Katherine Hayles is the John Charles Hillis Professor of Literature and Distinguished Professor in the Departments of English and Design/Media Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles. She writes and teaches on the relation of science, technology and literature in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Her book How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and Informatics won the RenĂ© Wellek Prize for the Best Book in Literary Theory for 1998-99, and her book Writing Machines won the Suzanne Langer Award for Outstanding Scholarship. Her recent book is My Mother Was a Computer: Digital Subjects and Literary Texts. Her new book, Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary, surveys the field of electronic literature, offers theoretical frameworks for its interpretations, and explores connections between print and electronic narratives.
  • Christopher Mott is the TA Coordinator for the UCLA Department of English. He is responsible for training and supervising graduate student teachers in the department. His teaching and research interests, in addition to New Media, include contemporary fiction and theory. He has taught at UCLA since 1991.
  • Jacob Burch is an undergraduate student in the UCLA Department of English, majoring in American Literature and Culture. His primary concentration is the use of digital standards and best practices in electronic literature.