e-Lit Resource
Electronic Literature: Where Is It?

Following in the tradition of N. Katherine Hayles who asked "Electronic Literature: What Is It?" (2007), Grigar's article, asks "Electronic Literature: Where Is It?." The essay was a response to French writer, Andrew Gallix's article, published in the Guardian entitled "Is e-literature just one big anti-climax?," in 2008. In her essay Grigar identifies four major misperceptions regarding elit in Gallix's article: 1) reading patterns differ between print-based literature and elit, 2) elit is no longer literary, 3) elit is produced by artists or supported by academics at a lower rate than in previous periods, and 4) elit's existence can only be discerned through its presence in popular culture. This essay analyzes each of these misperceptions and issues a call to action.