Diffusion, Analysis and Discussion of Electronic Literature in Italy (DADELI)

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The present paper introduces a new project whose aim is to disseminate, analyse and discuss electronic literature in Italy. In the first section a general overview of the state of art of Italian electronic literature is given. We show that efforts both within academic research institutions and the publishing industry are hindered by a lack of interest and a misconception about what electronic literature is, particularly in Italy. The second section discusses two twin projects designed by Gruppo Giada, an independent research group founded in 2014: the first one is an Anthology of the History of Electronic Literature (1945-2015) (section 2.1), and the second one is an online platform (section 2.2). Finally, the conclusion underlines the goals of Gruppo Giada’s projects, given the current global landscape of the field of electronic literature.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14195/2182-8830_4-2_7

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How to Cite
GIADA, Gruppo. Diffusion, Analysis and Discussion of Electronic Literature in Italy (DADELI). MATLIT: Materialities of Literature, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 139-155, july 2016. ISSN 2182-8830. Available at: <https://impactum-journals.uc.pt/matlit/article/view/2373>. Date accessed: 24 apr. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.14195/2182-8830.
Secção Temática | Thematic Section


italian literary anthology; electronic literature; history of new media writing