An Afternoon with afternoon

Grigar talking with Michael Joyce in ELL. Photo courtesy of Shane Staub.

ELL hosted noted e-lit authors and theorists Michael Joyce and Carolyn Guyer yesterday. Joyce read from his 1987 hypertext novel afternoon: a story, and both he and Carolyn talked about their involvement in the early development of the field. The papers, CDs, diskettes you see on the table come from my own archive as well as the one sent to me by Marjorie Luesebrink in preparation for the exhibit of e-lit history at the University of Victoria. Joyce and Guyer walked the audience through each item and provided background and context on the works and events they represent. We documented over two hours of conversation and plan to include it in the upcoming Pathfinders, Volume 2.

Dene Grigar is Director and Professor of the CMDC Program. She specializes in electronic literature, emerging technologies and cognition, and ephemera.