Arabic e-lit website launched

Manifesto

A website for Arabic E-Lit (AEL) has been launched under the supervision of Prof. Sandy Baldwin, vice president of Electronic Literature Organization (ELO), and Reham Hosny, research scholar in WVU. The website includes the records of Arabic e-lit writers uploaded upon ELMCIP, and discussions about the future of Arabic E-Lit.

Why Arabic E-Lit?

First, because the innovative literary forms, and incisive cultural and historical concerns, of Arabic literature are already transforming digital writing and taking it to the future.

Second, the electronic literature field needs to be shaken up and expanded. A first step is looking beyond the hegemony of the English language of Anglo-American cultural concerns.

Third, we declare a global and inclusive electronic literature, driven by the energy of Arabic E-Lit.

This site is a place for creators and critics, practitioners and students, to gather and discuss, share, and collaborate on the future of Arabic electronic literature.