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What Is Electronic Literature?

What is electronic literature?

Electronic literature is not Iiterature that has been transcribed onto a computer or other electronic device. It is literature that is created digitally using digital devices for digital devices.  A full explanation of electronic literature with links to examples and resources can be found at The Electronic Literature Foundation, which states that this organization was founded to "facilitate and promote the writing, publishing, and reading of literature in electronic medium." The site contains links to e-literature collections, e-literature teaching resources, blogs, and podcasts. 

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Here is one example of electronic literature: 

The Cheshire Cat-erpillar From a class project from the course, "Introduction to Electronic Literature: Theory and Practice" course taught by Dene Grigar and Davin Heckman at Washington State University, Vancouver, Canada.