Send in now your works of electronic literature to win the Turn on Literature Prize and exhibit at European libraries.
Is society’s digital turn reflected in the way we read and write literature? Will literature be “turned on” by digital media? How do media change culture? How does culture change and inform the digital field? From Autumn 2017 to Spring 2017, Electronic literature exhibitions at libraries in Denmark, Norway and Romania will address these questions. Continue reading The Turn on Literature Prize – Call for works of electronic literature
Bergen is Norway’s second largest city with 280 000 inhabitants, and Bergen Public Library the second largest public library in Norway. We are proud to be the most visited cultural institution in Bergen, with more than 1.4 million visitors in 2016!
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Morten Langeland b. 1986 is a poet, critic and small press editor from Norway. Langeland has studied literature and attended writing schools in both Norway and Sweden. He is the winner of the Stig Sæterdalen memorial prize 2016 and one of the most interesting new poets in Norway. Continue reading Poetry Machine Writer: Morten Langeland
The Antim Ivireanul Valcea County Library is a space of social cohesion and conviviality. Continue reading Antim Ivireanul Valcea turns on literature
Roskilde Libraries are leading in the field of presenting digital literature to the public in Denmark.
Since 2010 the library has worked onpromoting digital literature and facilitating meetings between these new types of cultural media and the public. Continue reading Roskilde Libraries turns on digital literature
Ursula Andkjaer Olsen is a well-known Danish poet and playwright. She was born in 1970 and was from an early age interested in music. While studying musicology and philosophy at the university, she wrote reviews of classical music for one of Denmark’s largest newspapers. However, in the middle of her twenties she turned to poetry and has since then published ten collections of poetry. Continue reading Poetry Machine writer: Ursula Andkjaer Olsen
Her is our definition of what a work of digital literature is:
- born digital
- consciously using the affordances of new media
- dynamic and interactive
- language oriented and have a literary intent
How can libraries best introduce new digital literature to the public? The objective of “Turn on Literature” is to find solutions to this question. The partners will approach the field of digital literature through the work with literary installations, exhibitions and workshops in Romania, Denmark and Norway. The partnership will seize the opportunities that digital literature offers for audience development and will reposition the library to suit users’ needs in an increasingly digitised world. Target groups will be young adults and traditional book readers at the libraries.
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