Curated by Mariah Gwin, Electronic Literature Lab
Assisted by Andrew Nevue, Electronic Literature Lab
“Linking Literature and Games: Exploring Hypertext, Digital Fiction, and the Language of Gaming” presents literary games, hypertext, and digital fiction focusing on the scholarship of Astrid Ensslin, a professor from the University of Alberta specializing in Electronic Literature and Games. This exhibit features literary works, games, and hardware that date back to the mid-1980s and into the late 2000s. With a background in Digital Humanities and Game Studies, Ensslin’s research explores digital-born works of literature, fiction, and games. Each item was inspired by and selected based on works that were discussed in her book, Literary Gaming.