Reading, Rereading, Recovering Electronic Literature

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Three esteemed scholars as well as fiction writer Bill Bly will be joining us to celebrate the University of Maryland’s acquisition of Bly’s literary papers, including his computer diskettes and other born-digital materials.

Reading, Rereading, Recovering Electronic Literature

Thu, Jan 30, 2014
3:00 pm5:00 pm
MITH Conference Room, 0301 Hornbake Library

Please join us for a panel with Joanne Archer (University of Maryland Libraries), Jeremy Douglass (UC Santa Barbara), Dene Grigar (Washington State University Vancouver), Kari Kraus (University of Maryland), Stuart Moulthrop (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), and Matthew Kirschenbaum (MITH/University of Maryland, moderator).

And a reading from We Descend, by hypertext fiction by Bill Bly (to begin at 4:30pm).

We Descend, “a story of our far future, unearthed by a scholar to whom it is the distant past,” was originally published on computer disk by Eastgate Systems in 1997. More information, as well as a continuation of the work, is available here.

Free and open to the public.

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