Each year writers, critics and scholars of "born digital" literature congregate at the Electronic Literature Organization conference. The latest, hosted in June by the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, featured a juried, interactive show of works by an international array of both well-known writers (Judy Malloy, Steve Tomasula, Stephanie Strickland and Judd Morrissey) as well as newcomers as part of a "first encounters" online gallery.
As Kathi Inman Berens notes in her curatorial statement, this show embodies a current trend in e-lit away from self-confined browser-based work. Instead, many of the pieces cross into the material world by employing the user or author's own body, combining digital with physical texts or objects, or ...
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