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Electronic Literature: What is it?
This article (by Katherine N. Hayles, 2007) surveys the development and current state of electronic literature, from the popularity of hypertext fiction in the 1980s to the present, focusing primarily on hypertext fiction, network fiction, interactive fiction, locative narratives, installation pieces, “codework”, generative art and the Flash poem. It also discusses the central critical issues raised by electronic literature, pointing out that there is significant overlap with the print tradition. It contains links to many electronic literary works.

Electronic poetry center Buffalo / Penn
A central gateway to resources in electronic poetry and poetics. Its aim is to make available a wide range of resources centred on digital and contemporary formally innovative poetries, new media writing, and literary programming.

Electronic Literature Organization
The Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) is a nonprofit organization established in 1999 to promote and facilitate the writing, publishing, and reading of electronic literature. ELO also maintans the Electronic Literature Directory (a descriptive guide to works, authors and publishers in the field) and publishes the Electronic Literature Collection.

E-poetry: Digital frontiers for an evolving art form
Internet resources concerning e-poetry. Source: C&RL News, April 2003, Vol. 64 No. 4, by Cynthia D. Shirkey.

Internet resources concerning hypertext. Part of the website Cyberspace, Hypertext, & Critical Theory (

Word Circuits
Hypertext poetry and fiction, cybertext poetry and fiction, new media poetry and fiction.

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