Research Group Electronic Literature

Group leader: Scott Rettberg scott.rettberg@lle.uib.no

Bergen Electronic Literature research group (BEL) studies literary works created for digital media. In 2015 we are the hosts of the international Electronic Literature Organization conference and literary arts festival, which will be held in Bergen 4-7 August. An important project for us is the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base, and in recent research we have focused on visualising and analysing the extensive data we have organised in the Knowledge Base.


This photo is from a research retreat in November 2011 where we wrote grant applications and discussed each others' work-in-progress. From left to right: Patricia Tomaszek, Jill Walker Rettberg, Eric Dean Rasmussen (post.doc. 2011/12), Scott Rettberg and Davin Heckman (Fulbright scholar 2011/12). Current members also include Elisabeth Nesheim and Alvaro Seíca, as well as visiting members Leonardo Flores (2012/13), Judd Morrissey (2013/14), Luciana Gattass (2012), Melissa Lucas (2012), Natalia Fedorova (2013), and Maya Zalbidea (2013).

ELO 2015

A Festival of Electronic Literature: Open Events at ELO 2015

Exhibitions and performances of electronic literature are open to the public as part of the 2015 international electronic literature conference and festival, ELO 2015.


Interrogating Torture

Professor Scott Rettberg presents hybrid virtual reality project about battlefield torture at Human Rights Human Wrong Festival Documentary Film Festival in Oslo.

Aug 04

The End(s) of Electronic Literature Festival exhibition

Experience key works of contemporary electronic literature and see the history of electronic literature in this hands on exhibition at the Humanities Library.


KID E-LIT: An Exhibition of Electronic Literature for Children and Youth

What can children's literature look like in a world of computers, tablets and mobile phones? This exhibition allows children, teens and adults to explore these new literary forms.


Decentering: Global Electronic Literature

"Decentering" focuses on electronic literature from countries outside the Western mainstream, and is one of five exhibitions held in connection with the ELO2015 conference and festival.