Research Group Electronic Literature

Hearts And Minds: The Interrogations Project

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 hosted the international Electronic Literature Organization conference and literary arts festival, which was 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. Our research often combines theory and practice, as in the award-winning VR narrative Hearts and Minds, pictured at left. 



Textransformations is a sculptural installation and an interactive reading experience. The exhibit is an invitation to consider the transformation of textuality from analogue to digital form. Exhibition launch is at Humanities library: Tuesday March 20 at 14.15.


Álvaro Seiça defends his PhD dissertation on kinetic poetry

On Feb. 2, 2018, Álvaro Seiça defends his PhD dissertation titled “setInterval(): Time-Based Readings of Kinetic Poetry” at the University of Bergen.

Fulbright Scholar

Mia Zamora is the 2017/18 Fulbright Scholar in Digital Culture at UiB

Zamora is writing a book that incorporates her experiences teaching in Bergen: "I find teaching a very valuable part of my academic practice."


Poetics and Politics of Virtual Reality

What are the poetics of virtual reality? Can virtual reality artworks be political?


Prestigious Award to Scott Rettberg's Hearts and Minds

Scott Rettberg and collaborators' VR narrative Hearts and Minds is the 2016 winner of the Electronic Literature Organization's Robert Coover Award for a Work of Electronic Literature.