14.0218 new on WWW: Electronic Lit Directory

From: by way of Willard McCarty (willard@lists.village.Virginia.EDU)
Date: Fri Sep 08 2000 - 06:10:22 CUT

  • Next message: by way of Willard McCarty: "14.0224 secret projects"

                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 218.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2000 06:55:08 +0100
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>

    Greetings scholars,

    ((Hi, I thought --you might be interested to know about this excellent
    search tool at ELO. Thanks.-Arun))

    Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2000 18:07:41 -0500
    From: Scott Rettberg <rettberg@eliterature.org>


    Electronic Literature Directory Goes Live.
    Nonprofit Organization Launches Comprehensive Directory of Electronic

    Chicago, IL, Sept 5, 2000 The Electronic Literature Directory
    (http://directory.eliterature.org) is a unique and valuable new resource for
    readers and writers of digital texts. Created and maintained by the
    Electronic Literature Organization, this searchable database provides the
    most comprehensive reference tool available for electronic literature.
    Currently the Directory catalogs over 360 authors, 560 works, and 80
    publishers. The descriptive entries cover poetry, fiction, drama, and
    nonfiction that make significant use of electronic techniques or

    The Directory provides easy access to one of the most exciting and
    fastest-growing bodies of cutting-edge literature. Among the new forms of
    writing represented here are hypertexts and other interactive pieces,
    kinetic or animated poems, multimedia works, generated texts, and works that
    allow reader collaboration. Directory users can also enjoy the enhancements
    that the new technology brings to traditional literature, such as streaming
    audio readings of poetry by masters ranging from e.e. cummings and Dylan
    Thomas to contemporary Pulitzer Prize winners.

    The Directory contains live links to Web works, publishing sites, and author
    home pages, making it a prime portal for readers. Users can search the
    Directory for individual authors or works, or they can browse numerous
    categories such as poetry, fiction, hypertext, or animated text. Additional
    search and selection capabilities will be added in the future, letting users
    find works by specifying virtually any attribute, from the language of the
    text to the distribution medium. Another future enhancement will be the
    addition of reviews and reader recommendations.

    The Electronic Literature Directory is based on an open-submission,
    community-driven structure: authors and publishers listed in the Directory
    are able to enter and edit their own listings to ensure accuracy and
    completeness. The collaboration of authors, publishers, and ELO staff in
    maintaining content will ensure that the Directory is always comprehensive,
    accurate, and up to date.


    The Electronic Literature Organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
    with a mission to promote and facilitate the writing, reading, and
    publishing of literature designed for the electronic media. Based in
    Chicago, ELO is directed by a national board of leading experts in
    electronic literature, internet business, and electronic publishing, and is
    additionally advised by an international board of literary advisors and a
    board of internet industry advisors. ELO maintains the Electronic Literature
    Directory and an electronic literature Web resource center, staffed by a
    network of leading e-lit writers operating independently in different parts
    of the USA. Forthcoming ELO programs include a Future of Publishing
    Symposium and Electronic Literature Prizes. ELO is supported by the
    donations of individual members and by corporate sponsors including Jupiter
    Communications, NBCi, and ZDNet.

    Electronic Literature Directory

    Electronic Literature Organization
    To subscribe, send a blank message to: eliterature-subscribe@eGroups.com

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Fri Sep 08 2000 - 06:34:48 CUT