• What is Russian e-lit?• How did it come to be?• When did Russian e-lit appear and what happened next?
what is Russian e-lit?• сyberature or neterature (Net Literature, Teneta)• digital literature vs digitized literature (Enrika Schmidt)• electronic literature (Mikhail Vizel, review of N. Kathrine Hayles’s book Electronic Literature: New Horizons of the Literary)
traditions and influences• Raek• Russian avant-garde publishing• Early film• Soviet samizdat publishing practice• “Mechanic” kinetic poetry• European net-art• American e-lit
Carmina figurata Simeon Polotsky Greeting to Tzar Alexey Michailovich onOccasion of the Birth of Tzarevich Simeon, 1665
Dmitry Avaliani, Leonid BourdonovHorizontal Verses, 2001
World Cosmorama, lithography, 1858 from Dmitry Rovinsky Russian National Pictures Raek,
where is Russian E-lit? I I I• hypertext My Boyfriend Came Back From the War (1995) by Olia Lialina Waste Land (1999) by Julia Morozova, Shatters (2000) and Voyage X (2000) by Vladimir Tatarintsev;• hypermedia In the Subway (and Outside) (2001) by Sergey Vlasov and Georgy Gerdiaev, F.M.Dostoevsky IDIOT (2001) and Starfall (2000) by Alexroma;• literary games, Boutes Rimes (1995) and Garden of Forking Hokkus (1997) by Dmitry Manin;• playable media, Avid Angels (2003) and Poetry Puzzle (2000) by Alexroma;• PowerPoint poem, The Till (2003) by Maxim Borodin.• flash poetry, Drama in the Forest (2001) and The City (2008) by Georgy Gerdiaev, Signs (2006) by Ivan Levenko, Sonets (2004) by Igor Loschilov and Georgy Gerdiaev;• poetry generator Cyber Pushkin (2002) by Sergeij Teterin and scholarly essay generator Robot Datzuk (1997);
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ABC, St-Petersburg, Russia Multi-media performance Vanessa Place Ivan Khimin 9 January 2013
where is Russian E-lit? I I I• IF community• media poetry groups• portals
Where the Russian E-lit Should be?• media art festivals (i.e. Cyberfest)• electronic magazines (TextOnly, Chernovik, Mitin Journal etc) + reviews in printed magazines (New Literary Observer)• ELMCIP Knowledge Base• poetry festivals and Slavistic conferences• university curricula a nomination in a literary prize (i.e. Andrey Bely Prize)
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