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Downtown Campus Library Hosts Electronic Literature Exhibit

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
June 14th, 2012

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, maybe literature is in the eye of the reader or viewer.

An upcoming exhibit at the Downtown Campus Library will showcase a relatively new literary genre called electronic literature. “Electrifying Literature: Affordances and Constraints,” the 2012 Media Art Show curated by the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO), will run in conjunction with the ELO conference in Morgantown from June 20-23.

“Electronic literature is as old as the computer,” said Sandy Baldwin, an English professor in the Eberly College of Arts & Sciences and chair of the ELO conference. “As long as there have been computers, there have been people using them to do creative things.”

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