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5 Oct 2015

Reading, Rereading, Recovering Electronic Literature

By | 2016-01-21T18:20:02+00:00 Mon, Oct 5, 2015|

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

5 Oct 2015

Future of Electronic Literature Symposium

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:31+00:00 Mon, Oct 5, 2015|

The Electronic Literature Organization's Future of Electronic Literature Symposium at MITH at the University of Maryland, College Park was a May 2007 event that brought e-lit writers, scholars, and an interested public together for an open mouse/open mic, a daylong symposium, and an ELO board meeting.

6 Jul 2015

Digital Poetry: Comparative Textual Performances in Trans-medial Spaces

By | 2015-12-14T22:01:55+00:00 Mon, Jul 6, 2015|

This was a project of Spring 2010 MITH Winnemore Digital Dissertation Fellow Mirona Magearu. Her dissertation, 'Digital Poetry: Comparative Textual Performances in Trans-medial Spaces,' extends work on notions of space and performance developed by media and poetry theorists. Magearu analyzed how contemporary technologies re-define the writing space of digital poetry making by investigating the configuration and the function of this space in the writing of the digital poem.

24 Feb 2013

Rita Raley: “Disintegrated Reading”

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:05+00:00 Sun, Feb 24, 2013|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events, News|

This talk will analyze reading and writing practices that are interactive, social, live, sited, and algorithmically produced. With examples ranging from installations, performances, interactive text events, and Second Life exhibits, Dr. Raley will consider a variety of expressive activities that are neither formalizable as “electronic literature” nor reducible to a stable and singular medium. How

9 Feb 2012

Bill Bly Collection

By | 2015-12-14T20:26:55+00:00 Thu, Feb 9, 2012|

The Bill Bly Collection of Electronic Literature is a rich archive of materials from the early literary hypertext movement, received as a generous donation to MITH directly from Bill Bly.

7 Feb 2012

Preserving Virtual Worlds I

By | 2016-01-21T20:32:31+00:00 Tue, Feb 7, 2012|

Between 2008 and 2010, MITH partnered with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Stanford University, the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Linden Lab (creators of Second Life) for a project funded by the Library of Congress's National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) on Preserving Virtual Worlds. The project, supported by NDIIPP's Preserving Creative America program, explored methods for preserving digital games, interactive fiction, and shared real time virtual spaces. Major activities include developing basic standards for metadata and content representation and conducting a series of archiving case studies for early video games and electronic literature, as well as Second Life, the popular and influential multi-user online world.

10 Nov 2011

MITH Receives the Bill Bly Collection of Electronic Literature

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:00+00:00 Thu, Nov 10, 2011|Community, News|

COLLEGE PARK -- The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) has received a major collection of electronic literature and vintage computer hardware from pioneering hypertext author Bill Bly. Bly's generous donation includes a rich archive of materials from the early literary hypertext movement, and joins the existing Deena Larsen Collection also housed at

25 Jul 2011

Born-Digital Materials at UVA’s Rare Book School

By | 2015-12-21T15:19:12+00:00 Mon, Jul 25, 2011|News|

It's a privilege and thrill to be returning this week to teach for a second time at the University of Virginia's Rare Book School. My course, which I'm co-teaching with Naomi Nelson (Director of Special Collections at Duke) is on Born-Digital Materials. That may sound strange, but RBS has had the vision to recognize that

3 Nov 2009

The Great Ebook Throwdown

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:13+00:00 Tue, Nov 3, 2009|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Ebooks are suddenly everywhere again. Kindle, Nook, iPhone . . . after 2000 years, the codex is getting an upgrade. But what kind of electronic books and electronic reading devices do we really want? Are we trying to improve on the book, or create something new? Something different? Are there some universal design principles we