Remembering the Dead: Electronic Literature as Memorial and Meme

  • John F. Barber Washington State University Vancouver

Abstract

This essay describes a multimedia memorial, Remembering the Dead, that seeks to remember victims of mass shootings in the United States of America. This elegiac work may be considered a diversity for electronic literature, specifically one focused on social justice. By remembering those killed by gun violence, we recall and reinforce their humanity. Additionally, we gain a broader engagement with community interaction, as well as an increased critical network awareness of how electronic literature might provide bridges between communities. Remembering the Dead provides a meme regarding how to move forward with these ideas in an increasingly fractured world.

Keywords

sound-based electronic literature, affiliations, communities, translations, civic engagement, intermedia

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Published
2018-08-10
How to Cite
BARBER, John F.. Remembering the Dead: Electronic Literature as Memorial and Meme. MATLIT: Materialities of Literature, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 65-74, aug. 2018. ISSN 2182-8830. Available at: <http://impactum-journals.uc.pt/matlit/article/view/5219>. Date accessed: 11 dec. 2018.
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Secção Temática | Thematic Section