The Progressive Dinner Party Restored


Book Contributors

Researcher and Author

Kathleen Zoller is an Undergraduate Researcher in the Electronic Literature Lab led by Dene Grigar. She is majoring in DTC with a focus in animation at Washington State University Vancouver. Funded by the Summer Mini-Grant from the College of Arts and Sciences at WSU Pullman, she has spent the summer of 2019 making the site available through the ELO Repository and her open-source Scalar platform book The Progressive Dinner Party Restored.

Faculty Mentor

Dene Grigar is the Director of the Electronic Literature Lab and of The Creative Media and Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver. She is also former President of the Electronic Literature Organization. Her research focuses on the curation, creation, preservation, and criticism of Electronic Literature, having herself curated numerous exhibitions. She has authored 14 media works including “Fallow Field: A Story in Two Parts,” and multimedia performances such as “When Ghosts Will Die”. Additionally, she has written four books and over 50 articles regarding the field.


Moneca Roath is currently an Undergraduate Researcher for the Electronic Literature Lab. She is pursuing a B.A. in Digital Technology and Culture with a minor in Film Studies. Moneca has a focus on video production and content creation, and will graduate in Spring 2020. She is also working as a Technical Assistant in the library on campus. When she is not at school/work, she is out traveling with friends or family, and is always ready for an adventure.


Collection Contributors


Journal Founder & Editor

Jennifer Ley founded Riding the Meridian in 1999, and was also featured as an artist in The Progressive Dinner Party. Ley has worked with a diverse range of media for over forty years with an interest in community building and social activism. Additionally, her work can be found in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Her poetry has been featured in websites and magazines including Salt River Review, Beehive, Poetry Magazine and Poetry Cafe, among other places.





Marjorie Coverley Luesebrink (M. D. Coverley) is a writer of hypermedia fiction and co-curator The Progressive Dinner Party. She is also a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Literature Organization and served as the Organization’s second president. Her works have been published in Cauldron and Net, Riding the Meridian, Beehive, The Iowa Review Web and more.



Carolyn Guertin curated Assemblage: The Women’s Hypertext Gallery, which inspired the works featured in The Progressive Dinner Party. Guertin specializes in  feminist  literary avant-garde and electronic work, and has been the author of several books. Guertin has also been a member of the Electronic Literature Organization and served on the Organization’s Board of Directors. 

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