Research Output

Along with archival and preservation work, researchers in the Electronic Literature Lab publish books and articles, give talks and presentations, write grants, and curate exhibitions focusing on born digital media. Below is the research output by members of the ELL Team.

Books

2018

Grigar, Dene, Nicholas Schiller, Vanessa Rhodes, Veronica Whitney, Katie Bowen, and Mariah Gwin. Rebooting Electronic Literature: Documenting Pre-Web Born Digital Media. 2018. http://scalar.usc.edu/works/rebooting-electronic-literature. DOI: 10.7273/NKQK-H488.

2017

Grigar, Dene and Stuart Moulthrop. Traversals: The Use of Preservation for Early Electronic Writing. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2017. [Shortlisted for the 2018 N. Katherine Hayles Award for Criticism of Electronic Literature].

2015

Grigar, Dene and Stuart Moulthrop. Pathfinders: Documenting the Experience of Early Digital Literature.  Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, 2015. http://scalar.usc.edu/works/pathfinders. DOI: 10.7273/WF0B-TQ14.

Articles

Forthcoming

Grigar, Dene. “Archiving Electronic Literature: Selection Criteria, Methodology, and Challenges.” Journal of Archival Organization. Manuscript accepted and in production.

Grigar, Dene and Nicholas Schiller. “Born Digital Preservation: A Live Internet Traversal of Sarah Smith’s King of Space.”Digital Scholar. Manuscript accepted and in production.

Published

2018

Grigar, Dene and Stuart Moulthrop. “Traversals: A Method of Preservation for Born-Digital Texts.” The Routledge Companion to Media Studies and Digital Humanities. Ed. Jentery Sayers.  NY, NY:  Routledge Press, 2018. 351-361.

2017

Grigar, Dene. “Rhapsodic Textualities.” Digital Media and Textuality: From Creating to Archiving. Ed. Daniela Cortes Maduro. Bielefeld, Germany: Transcript International Academic Publishing, 2017.

Grigar, Dene. “The Legacy of Judy Malloy.” #WomenTechLit.  Ed. Maria Mencia. Computing Literature book series, distributed by West Virginia University Press: Morgantown, WV, 2017. [Honorable Mention, 2017 The N. Katherine Hayles Award for Criticism of Electronic Literature].

2015

—. “Curating Electronic Literature as Critical and Scholarly Practice.”Digital Humanities Quarterly (8.4) 2015.

Grants

2018

Grigar, Dene. Abby Adams, Leonardo Flores, and Nicholas Schiller. 2018. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. “A Comprehensive Online Portal for Electronic Literature Works: Migrating the Electronic Literature Archives to Samvera” (COPE). OGRD-133308-001. $41,816.

Schiller, Nicholas. 2018 Washington Digital Heritage (WDH) grant from the Washington State Library. “Metadata Schema for Born-Digital Works of Literature and Other Early Software”. $7000.

2015

Moulthrop, Stuart and Dene Grigar. 2013. The National Endowment for the Humanities Start Up Grant. “Pathfinders: Documenting the Experience of Early Digital Literature.” OGRD-121827001. $52,003.

 

Awards

2018

Moulthrop, Stuart and Dene Grigar. Shortlisted. The 2018 N. Katherine Hayles Award for Criticism of Electronic Literature. Traversals: The Use of Preservation for Early Electronic Writing.

Rhodes, Vanessa, Veronica Whitney, Mariah Gwin, and Katie Bowen. 2nd Place. 2018 Student Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA). “Rebooting Electronic Literature: The Challenges of Creating an Open-Source Multimedia Tool for Data Collection and Dissemination.”

—. 1st Place. 2018 Research Showcase. “Rebooting Electronic Literature: The Challenges of Creating an Open-Source Multimedia Tool for Data Collection and Dissemination.”

Grigar, Dene and Stuart Moulthrop. Honourable Mention, 2018 Open Scholarship Award, Canadian Social Knowledge Institute. Pathfinders: Documenting the Experience of Early Digital Literature.

Keynotes & Invited Talks

2018

Grigar, Dene. Invited Speaker. “Preserving a Cultural Legacy of Born Digital Literature.” The 2018 International Conference on Arabic Electronic Literature: New Horizons and Global Perspectives. RIT-Dubai Campus. February 2018.

2017

—. Invited Speaker. Beyond GRAMMATRON: 20 Years into the Future. British Computer Society. London, UK. September 2017.

—. Invited Talk. “Electronic Literature and the Art of Preservation.” Kingston University. London, UK; February 2017.

2016

—. Invited Talk. “Beyond Curating Media Art.” School of Interactive Art, Simon Fraser University. Vancouver, B.C.; December 2016.

—. Keynote. “Rhapsodic Textualities in Shelley Jackson’s Patchwork Girl.” The International Conference on Digital Media and Textuality. University of Bremen. Bremen, Germany; November 2016.

—. Keynote. “Preserving Visceral Media.” International Digital Media Arts Association 2016 Conference. Winona, MN; October 2016.

—. Invited Speaker. “No Legacy \\ Literatura electrónica.” University of California Berkeley. March 11, 2016.

2015

—. Invited Speaker. “Six Versions and Counting: How Digital Archival Research Changed Our Understanding of Judy Malloy’s Uncle Roger and Electronic Literary History.” University of Victoria. Victoria, B.C.; November 2015.

—. Invited Speaker. “The Sappho Syndrome:  Concerns in Preserving Works of Born-Digital Media.” Winona State University. Winona, MN; September 14, 2015.

—. Invited Speaker. “Paths to PAD: Preserving the Legacy of Early Digital Literature.” The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, University of Victoria. Victoria, B.C.; January 2015.

2014

—. Invited Speaker. “Curating and Preserving Electronic Literature.” University of Coimbra. Coimbra, Portugal; November 2014.

—. Invited Speaker. “Curation as a Mode of Inquiry.” Simon Fraser University.Vancouver, BC; April 2014.

Conference Presentations

Forthcoming

Grigar, Dene. “Born Digital Literature: History, Theory, and Practice.” Forthcoming at the 2019 Modern Language Association Conference. January 2019; Chicago, IL.

Completed

2018

Grigar, Dene, Abby Adams, Leonardo Flores, and Nicholas Schiller. “Coping with Bits: Developing a Comprehensive Online Portal for Electronic Literature Works.” Electronic Literature Organization Conference & Media Art Festival. August 2018; Montreal, Canada.

Grigar, Dene and Astrid Ensslin. “Rethinking the Canon of Pre-Web Hypertext Literature: A Call to Action about Preserving Our Early E-Lit Cultural Heritage.” Electronic Literature Organization Conference & Media Art Festival. August 2018; Montreal, Canada.

Schiller, Nicholas, Dene Grigar, Vanessa Rhodes, Veronica Whitney, Katie Bowen, and Mariah Gwin. “Born Digital Preservation: A Live Internet Traversal of Sarah Smith’s King of Space.” Implementing New Knowledge Environments. January 2018; Victoria, B.C.

2017

Grigar, Dene. “Exposé! The Global Practice of Curating E-Lit Exhibits.” Electronic Literature Organization Conference & Media Art Festival. July 2017; Porto, Portugal.

—. “The Sappho Syndrome: Concerns in Preserving Works of Born-Digital Media.” Electronic Literature Organization Conference & Media Art Festival. July 2017; Porto, Portugal.

2016

—. “Best Practices for Archiving Electronic Literature.” The 2016 Electronic Literature Organization Conference & Media Arts Festival. June 2016; Victoria, B.C.

Schiller, Nicholas & Zach Coble. “Digital Preservation Action Session”. Electronic Literature Organization Conference & Media Art Festival; June 2016; Victoria, B.C.

Grigar, Dene. “Challenge of Archiving and Documenting Electronic Literature.” Archival Uncertainties: International Conference on Literary Archives. 4 April 2016; British Library, London, UK.

2015

—. “New Collecting––Curating after New Media Art.” International Symposium of Electronic Art.” August 2015; Vancouver, B.C. “Curating Roundtable.” Electronic Literature Organization. August 2015; Bergen, Norway.

Schiller, Nicholas. “Free Primary Sources: dp.la, european.eu, and the Magic of Metadata Harvesters”. Information Literacy Advocacy Group of Oregon Summit; May 2015; Hood River, Oregon.

Curation (related to born digital media)

Forthcoming

“The Art & Science of Hypertext.” Forthcoming at the 2019 ACM Hypertext and Social Media Conference. Hof University; Hof, Germany.

Completed

2017

Grigar, Dene. “Beyond Grammatron: Twenty Years into the Future.” The British Computer Society. 14-15 September 2017; London, England. http://beyond-grammatron.com.

2016

—. “You/I: Interfaces & Reader Experiences.” Paul Watkins Art Gallery. September 22-October 14, 2016. http://dtc-wsuv.org/elit/you/i/index.html.

—. “An Exhibit of Historical Archives of Electronic Literature.” June 6-17, 2016. McPherson Library, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Victoria, Victoria, B. C. http://dtc-wsuv.org/wp/ell/2016/05/27/an-exhibit-of-historical-archives-of-electronic-literature/.

2015

—. “New Text.” International Symposium on Electronic Art 2015. August 2015. Vancouver, B.C. Catalog: Art and Disruption, edited by Kate Armstrong. Brighton, UK: ISEA International, 2015. 154-169. Catalog PDF: http://isea2015.org/proceeding/submissions/ISEA2015_catalogue.pdf. Archival site: http://dtc-wsuv.org/elit/new-text/.

Grigar, Dene and Kate Palermini. “Game Changers: Video Games as Innovation.” Nouspace Gallery. March 6-28, 2015. http://dtc-wsuv.org/gamechangers/.

2014

Grigar, Dene. “Moving Words: Kinetic Poetry and Prose, 1984-2014.” Illuminations, the gallery for the School of English, Media, and Theatre Studies at the National University of Ireland. Maynooth,Ireland; March 2014. Archival site: http://dtc-wsuv.org/elit/moving-words/. Illuminations’ archival site: http://illuminationsgallery.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/moving-words/.

Grigar, Dene and Stuart Moulthrop. “Pathfinders: 25 Years of Experimental Literary Art.” The 2014 Modern Language Association Conference. Chicago, IL; January 2014. http://dtc-wsuv.org/wp/pathfinders/exhibit.

2013

Grigar, Dene and Brenda Grell. “Exploring the Electronic Literary Landscape of the Pacific Northwest.” The 2013 Digital Humanities Summer Institute.  Victoria, Canada; June 6, 2013. http://dtc-wsuv.org/elit/elit-dhsi.

Grigar, Dene and Kathi Inman Berens. “Electronic Literature & Its Emerging Forms.” The Electronic Literature Showcase. The Library of Congress. Washington, D.C.; April 3-5, 2013. Archival site: http://dtc-wsuv.org/elit/elit-loc. The Library of Congress’s archival site: http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/elit-showcase.html.

Grigar, Dene and Kathi Inman Berens. “Avenues of Access.” The 2013 Modern Language Association Conference. Boston, MA; January 2013. http://dtc-wsuv.org/elit/mla2013.

2012

Grigar, Dene. “Electrifying Literature.” The 2012 Electronic Literature Organization 2012 Conference. Morgantown,WV; June 2012. http://dtc-wsuv.org/elit/elo2012/elo2012/Welcome.html.

Grigar, Dene, Kathi Inman Berens, and Lori Emerson. “Electronic Literature.” The 2012 Modern Language Association Conference. Seattle, WA; January 2012. http://dtc-wsuv.org/mla2012.

2009

Grigar, Dene. “mediartZ: Art as Experiential, Art as Participatory, Art as Electronic.” North Bank Artists Gallery, October 2-31, 2009. Vancouver, WA. http://www.nouspace.net/mediartZ/mediartZ/Welcome.html.

2008

Grigar, Dene. “VisionaryLandscapes: The Electronic Literature Organization Media Art Show.”  North Bank Artists Gallery, Clark College, and Washington State University Vancouver. May29-June1, 2008.  Vancouver, WA. http://dtc-wsuv.org/elit/elo08/.