Tragedy in Electronic Literature
I have now put online the slides, audio/video, and supplementary notes for my 5 Nov lecture on electronic literature at Cambridge University.
The Tragedy paper is one of two required papers at Cambridge, in which students look at one kind of writing over a vast period ranging from ancient Greece to the present day. This one-off lecture, supervised by Professor Adrian Poole, was an attempt to introduce electronic literature and then to show some ways in which works of electronic literature have done things similar to tragedy.
A WIFI network was set up within the class, and a spatial hypertext of supplementary information was made available to the class. This page has been updated for the web. It now includes links to the slides, A/V, and and other links to articles.
Tragedy in Electronic Literature, by J. Nathan Matias
The software used to present this page is something I designed, the Tinderbox web viewer. The code is a bit ugly, and I'm not yet comfortable supporting it, but if you want to use it, just send me a note.