Digital Literature in France


In this paper, I first retrace the filiations and the history of digital literature in France, emphasizing the various literary and aesthetic tendencies and the corresponding structures (groups, reviews). Then I focus on French digital literature communities. I notably give an account of a study that I did in 2004-2007 for the Centre Pompidou in Paris: I analyzed a socio-technical device (discussion list and website) called e-critures, dedicated to digital literature, with the hypothesis of the co-construction of a socio-technical device, a field and a community. I conclude on the possible characteristics of digital literature in France.

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Bouchardon, Serge: Digital Literature in France. In: Dichtung Digital. Journal für Kunst und Kultur digitaler Medien, Jg. 14 (2012-09-05), Nr. 1, S. 1-32. DOI:
 author = {Bouchardon, Serge},
 title = {Digital Literature in France},
 year = 2012-09-05,
 doi = "\url{}",
 volume = 14,
 address = {Basel},
 journal = {Dichtung Digital. Journal für Kunst und Kultur digitaler Medien},
 number = 1,
 pages = {1--32},
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