Below are works, both primary and secondary, from which we draw upon for our research and that constitute early, seminal texts influential for fields like electronic literature, digital humanities, and media art. Additionally, many listed here are mentioned by the four artists collected in this book. We recommend all for further study.
Aarseth, E. 1997. Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins UP.
Amerika, M. 2009. META/DATA: A Digital Poetics. Cambridge MA: The MIT Press.
Baldwin, C. 2015. The Internet Unconscious: On the Subject of Electronic Literature. London, UK: Bloomsbury Press.
Balsamo, A. 2011. Designing Culture: The Technological Imagination at Work. Raleigh, NC: Duke UP.
Barnet, B. 2012. Memory Machines: The Evolution of Hypertext. London, UK: Bloomsbury Press.
Bell, A. 2010. The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction. NY, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
Bernstein, M. "Patterns of Hypertext." Watertown, MA: Eastgate Systems, Inc. http://www.eastgate.com/patterns/Print.html. Retrieved: 28 May 2015. Reprinted from Proceedings of Hypertext '98.
Bernstein, M., and D. Greco. 2009. Reading Hypertext. Watertown, MA: Eastgate Systems Inc.
Bernstein, M. and J. Malloy. "The History of Hypertext Literature Authoring and Beyond." Authoring Software. http://www.well.com/user/jmalloy/elit/bernstein.html. Retrieved: 25 May 2015.
Bly, B. 1997. We Descend, Vol.1. Watertown, MA: Eastgate Systems. We Descend Volume 2, 2014:http://www.wedescend.net. Retrieved: 1 May 2015.
Bolter, J. 1991a. Writing Space: The Computer, Hypertext, and the History of Writing. Fairlawn, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Bolter, J. 1991b. Writing Space (hypertext version). Fairlawn, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Burdick, A., J. Drucker, P Lunenfeld, T. Presner, J. Schapp. 2012. Digital_Humanities. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
Bushman, Jay. 3 Nov. 2007-29 Feb. 2008. The Good Captain. http://jaybushman.com/The-Good-Captain. Retrieved: 25 May 2015.
Cadre, A. 2012. Endless, Nameless. Interactive Fiction. http://adamcadre.ac/if.html. Retrieved: 1 May 2015.
Cage, J. 1985-6. First Meeting of the Satie Society. ACEN. (referenced by Ann Couey at http://www.well.com/~couey/artcom/leonardo91.html. Retrieved: 25 May 2015.
Ciccoricco, D. 2007. Reading Network Fiction. Tuscaloosa, AL: U. Alabama Press.
Douglas, J.Y. 2001. The End of Books, or Books Without End?. Ann Arbor, MI: U. Michigan Press.
Drucker, J. 2009. SpecLab: Digital Aesthetics and Projects in Speculative Computing. Chicago, IL: U. Chicago Press.
Emerson, L. 2014. Reading Writing Interfaces. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
Ensslin, A. (2007). Canonizing Hypertext: Explorations and Constructions. London, UK: Continuum.
Eskelinen, M. 2011. Cybertext Poetics: The Critical Landscape of New Media Literary Theory. London, UK: Continuum.
Fitzpatrick, K. 2011. Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy. NY, NY: NYU Press.
Glazier, L. 2001. Digital Poetics: The Making of E-Poetries. Tuscaloosa, AL: U. Alabama Press.
Gould, S. J. 1989. Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History. NY, NY: Random House.
Greco, D. 1995. Cyborg: Engineering the Body Electric. Watertown, MA: Eastgate Systems.
Grigar, D. “Electronic Literature: Where Is It?” Electronic Book Review. January 2009.
Grigar, D. “Fallow Field: A Story in Two Parts.” The Iowa Review Web. September 2004. Translated into Spanish by Eilene Powell. http://www.nouspace.net/dene/fallow_field/fallow_field_opening.html. Retrieved: 1 May 2015.
Grigar, D. 2010. “Hyperlinking in 3D Multimedia Performances.” Beyond the Screen: Transformations of Literary Structures, Interfaces and Genres. Ed. Jörgen Schäfer and Peter Gendolla. Bielefeld, Germany: Transaction Publishers.
Grigar, D. 2008. “The Present [Future] of Electronic Literature.” Transdisciplinary Digital Art: Sound, Vision and the New Screen. Ed. Randy Adams, Steve Gibson and Stefan Muller. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag Publications. CCIS (Communications in Computer and Communication Science Series).
Grigar, D. “The Role of Sound in Electronic Literature.” frAme. trAce Online Writing Center. Spring 2006. http://tracearchive.ntu.ac.uk/print_article/index.cfm?article=140. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
Harpold, T. 2008. Ex-Foliations: Reading Machines and the Upgrade Path. Minneapolis, MN: U. Minnesota Press.
Harrigan, P. and N. Wardrip-Fruin. 2010. Second Person: Role-Playing and Story in Games and Playable Media. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
Hayles, N.K. 2008. Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary. Notre Dame, IN: The U of Notre Dame Press.
Hayles N.K. 1999. How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics. Chicago, IL: U of Chicago Press.
Hayles, N.K. 2002. Writing Machines. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
Jackson, S. 1995. Patchwork Girl. Watertown, MA: Eastgate Systems.
Jackson, S. 1997. "Stitch Bitch: the patchwork girl." The Communications Forum. MIT. http://web.mit.edu/comm-forum/papers/jackson.html. Retrieved: 25 May 2015.
Jenkins, H., K. Clinton, R. Purushotma, A. J. Robison, and M. Weigel. 2009. Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century. NY, NY: John D. and Catherine T. Macarthur Foundation.
Joyce, M. “Nonce Upon Some Times: Rereading Hypertext Fiction.” Modern Language Studie 43.3 (1997) 579-597. http://yin.arts.uci.edu/~studio/readings/joyce-nonce.html. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
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Kolb, D. 1994. Socrates in the Labyrinth: Hypertext, Argument, Philosophy. Watertown, MA: Eastgate Systems.
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Laurel, B. 1993. Computers as Theatre. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.
Liu, A., D. Durand, N. Montfort, M. Proffitt, L. R. E. Quin, J.-H. Réty, and N. Wardrip-Fruin. “Born Again Bits: A Framework for Migrating Electronic Literature.” Electronic Literature Organization. August 5, 2005. https://eliterature.org/pad/bab.html. Retrieved: 1 May 2015.
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