DigLitWeb: Digital Literature Web

About DigLitWeb

W for What is it?

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DigLitWeb is a hypertext in progress. Its aim is to reflect upon the ongoing digitisation of literature, with particular attention to the field of English and American Studies. We expect it to develop as a collective learning environment, and also as an annotated guide to electronic works and archives. We examine both online editions of our inherited archive, and new digital genres and forms. The work published here originated in the postgraduate seminars 'Digital Culture and Literary Studies' and  'Electronic Editions and Archives', during the academic years 2003-2004 and 2005-2006. Additional material was added for the undergraduate courses 'Literature and Media in the Digital Age', in 2006-2007, 'Introduction to New Media' and 'History of the Book: From Manuscripts to Digital Texts', in 2008-2009; for 'Art and Multimedia', in 2009-2010; and also for the postgraduate seminar 'Kinetic Poetry', in 2009-2010. Sections are partially bilingual (Portuguese and/or English).



N for Navigation

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DigLitWeb is divided into six sections: Archives, Digital, Essays, Figures, Histories, and Metatexts. A for Archives contains a survey of electronic text centres, and a selection of digital archives and editions. D for Digital indexes pre-digital and digital works, including sound and visual texts, animated texts, and hyperfiction. E for Essays contains a selection of papers written for the seminars and short biographical notes on the contributors to DigLitWeb. F for Figures contains bibliographical annotations on authors and concepts that are especially relevant for the texts and problems addressed. H for Histories contains a selection of online materials useful for teaching the history of the book. M for Metatexts lists hyperlinks to sources on hypertext, electronic editing, new media, and digital tools. Each of the six main sections contains three webpages (see Site Map for a general view of website structure).




M for Making

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DigLitWeb is edited and web-designed by Manuel Portela, and it was first published on February 24, 2005. It includes materials by the following contributors: Ana Catarina Ferreira, Ana Catarina Garrido, Ana Sousa, Andreia Cordeiro, Cláudia Pinto, Daniela Maduro, Isabel Lourenço, Lina Costa, Maria Conceição Bastos, Maria da Graça Neto, Miguel Sousa Santos, Mónica Gomes, Odília Gaspar, Patrícia João Santos, Sandra Santos, Sílvia Brites, Susana Basílio, and Tiago Jerónimo. The illustrations at the opening of each section were made by Henry Holiday for The Hunting of the Snark (1876), and by Arthur B. Frost for Phantasmagoria and Other Poems (1883) - both works written by Lewis Carroll. Files are published by the Centre for Information Technology (GSIIC) at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. This website was designed with the program Dreamweaver 8. Best display is obtained with a screen resolution of 1024x768 pixels. It has been tested in the following browsers: Firefox 3, Safari 3, Opera 9, and Internet Explorer 7. Markup was validated according to xhtml 1.0 Transitional and CSS 2.1 (Cascading Style Seets, level 2 revision 1). In this updated and revised edition, DigLitWeb contains 564 files and 6821 links, of which 3351 are external.




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