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Offshore of Writing: E-literature and the Island

TL;DR: In this article, the authors take the Procida project as the starting point for an conisder of the notion of the island (both geographical and fictional) in correlation to the practice and social performance of digital text.
Abstract: In January 2011 Fletcher was invited by the Italian electronic literature organisation to give a paper and to display a digital text entitled Trac|tExt|ract at the Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli. This conference was co-organised by the University of Naples, and as a consequence of the paper etc. Fletcher was invited by Dr Lisa Somma, university researcher in digital culture, to join the development team for the Procida project. This is an Italian government initiative to establish an academy of New Media and Digital Arts on the island of Procida in the Bay of Naples. The aim is to consolidate the island’s literary identity through digital culture and technological innovation and to become a pilot centre of excellence for digital cultural studies, electronic literature and e-learning in the fields of e-content and e-publishing. If successful, there is the chance of rolling out the initiative to other islands along Italy's Meditarranean coast. The project has been approved at regional governmental level, although the a date for the granting of significant funds is still difficult to predict. This article takes the Procida project as the starting point for an conisder of the notion of the island (both geographical and fictional) in correlation to the practice and social performance of digital text. Dr Somma wrote the section entitled 'Island 1 - Procida' which was then edited by Fletcher. I wrote the remainder of the article with comments from Dr Somma. The article appeared in a peer-reviewed online journal in a special issue dedicated to E-literature and Community.
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01 Jan 2013
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors encourage contributors to enter items of critical writing to indicate what creative works of electronic literature the critical writing discusses, and cross-references are then automatically displayed on both the record for critical writing and for the creative work.
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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors encourage contributors to enter items of critical writing to indicate what creative works of electronic literature the critical writing discusses, and cross-references are then automatically displayed on both the record for critical writing and for the creative work.
Abstract: in English) (Text) Abstract (in original language) (Text)in original language) (Text) Language of abstract (Structured Taxonomy) Other language version (Node reference to Critical Writing) (Multiple) Pull Quotes (Text) (Multiple) References and Attachments Creative Works referenced (Node reference to Creative Work) (Multiple) We encourage contributors entering items of critical writing to indicate what creative works of electronic literature the critical writing discusses. Cross-references are then automatically displayed on both the record for the critical writing and for the creative work. Critical Writing referenced (Node reference to Critical Writing) (Multiple) critical writing comments substantively on another. Event referenced (Node reference to Event) (Multiple) Organization referenced (Node reference to Organization) (Multiple) Publisher referenced (Node reference to Publisher) (Multiple) Database or Archive referenced (Node reference to Database or Archive) (Multiple)

28 citations