Welcome. My name is Kimberly and you’ve managed to happen upon my first ever blog. Before you begin to scan through my posts, perhaps you would be interested in hearing what this is all about.
I am a junior at the University of Florida and just recently decided to study English. Yes, I am one of those students who changes their mind every five minutes; but really, who isn’t? The time came to add classes for the spring semester but due to campus involvements and a part-time job, I had to take what I could get. You can imagine my surprise when I discovered an open seat in LIT3400, what we call Internet Literature. What is Internet Literature? E-books? I added this class with both excitement and fear. The unknown can be quite an adventure.
Internet Literature is actually a form of art in many cases. It constructs a narrative, poetic piece or non-fiction in an innovative way using hypertext, animation, and graphic design. It is certainly a new way of viewing literature and can sometimes be like watching a film or playing a game rather than reading.
Our professor, Dr. Ulmer, has challenged us to ask ourselves why internet literature is important. To help us construct an analysis of the pieces, we have read a print novel by Italo Calvino entitled Six Memos for the Next Millennium. This work will be the foundation of my exploration into the E-Lit world. It would be helpful to you to read the Memo page in order to better understand what the rest of my blog is talking about.
This blog will present my personal opinions and impressions of Internet Literature using Calvino’s Memos to light my path.