Publication Title

Electronic Book Review

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

7-5-2020

Subjects

Books -- Reviews, social justice

Abstract

Berens asks: Should the e-literature community include third-generation works in collections, syllabi, databases, prizes? A related question: do third-gen makers have a role in “decolonizing” e-literature? Who or what “colonizes” e-lit? E-literature, like earlier avant gardes, began as a coterie and has become a scholarly field. Using the comparison of a field versus a walled garden, the essay examines critiques of e-literature and variations on field definitions. It ends with two ideas about how to "decolonize" e-literature; about how equity and inclusion work in tandem with decolonization, but are not the same thing; and why decolonization efforts are urgent in the context of pandemic and protests supporting Black lives and racial justice.

Description

This is the final published version of the book review and was published in an open access journal.

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https://doi.org/10.7273/svqq-ab68

DOI

10.7273/svqq-ab68

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/33614

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