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The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature

Edited by: Joe Bray , Alison Gibbons , Brian McHale

Print publication date:  June  2012
Online publication date:  July  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415570008
eBook ISBN: 9780203116968
Adobe ISBN: 9781136301759

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What is experimental literature? How has experimentation affected the course of literary history, and how is it shaping literary expression today? Literary experiment has always been diverse and challenging, but never more so than in our age of digital media and social networking, when the very category of the literary is coming under intense pressure. How will literature reconfigure itself in the future?

The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature maps this expansive and multifaceted field, with essays on:

  • the history of literary experiment from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present
  • the impact of new media on literature, including multimodal literature, digital fiction and code poetry
  • the development of experimental genres from graphic narratives and found poetry through to gaming and interactive fiction
  • experimental movements from Futurism and Surrealism to Postmodernism, Avant-Pop and Flarf.

Shedding new light on often critically neglected terrain, the contributors introduce this vibrant area, define its current state, and offer exciting new perspectives on its future.

This volume is the ideal introduction for those approaching the study of experimental literature for the first time or looking to further their knowledge.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Italian Futurism and Russian Cubo-Futurism Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Poetics of Animism Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Surrealist Experiments with Language Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Literary Absurd Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Spontaneity and Improvisation in Postwar Experimental Poetry Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Nouveau Roman and Tel Quel Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Lettrism and Situationism Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Oulipo and Proceduralism Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Metafiction Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Postmodernism and Experiment Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Sexing the Text Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Experiments in Black Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Limits of Hybridity Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Avant-Pop Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Post-Postmodernism Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Globalization and Transnationalism Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Altermodernist Fiction Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Manifestos and Ars Poetica Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Post-criticism Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The expanded field of L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E  Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Concrete poetry and prose Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Found poetry, “uncreative writing,” and the art of appropriation Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Words in visual art Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Hoax-poetry and inauthenticity Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Unnatural voices, minds, and narration Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Impossible worlds Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Experimental life writing Download PDF
Chapter  29:  “Rotting time” Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Graphic narrative Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Multimodal literature and experimentation Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Information design, emergent culture and experimental form in the novel  Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Interactive fiction Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Digital fiction Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Code poetry and new-media literature Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Computer gaming Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Virtual autobiography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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