Electronic Literature: What is it?

N. Katherine Hayles (UCLA) Abstract Preface 1 A Context For Electronic Literature 2 Genres of Electronic Literature 3 Electronic Literature Is Not Print 4 Preservation, Archiving, and Dissemination Notes This essay surveys the development and current state of electronic literature, from the popularity of hypertext fiction in the 1980's to the present, focusing primarily on hypertext fiction, network fiction, interactive fiction, locative narratives, installation pieces, "codework," generative art and the Flash poem.