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Bill Bly and his hypertext fiction

Three esteemed scholars as well as fiction writer Bill Bly will be joining us to celebrate the University of Maryland's acquisition of Bly's literary papers, including his computer diskettes and other born-digital materials.

Please join us for a panel and reading.


      Reading, Rereading, Recovering Electronic Literature  

Thursday, January 30th
3:00 p.m.

MITH conference room (Hornbake Library)

With JOANNE ARCHER (University of Maryland Libraries), JEREMY DOUGLASS (UC Santa Barbara), DENE GRIGAR (Washington State University Vancouver), KARI KRAUS (University of Maryland), STUART MOULTHROP (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), and MATTHEW KIRSCHENBAUM (moderator)


READING (to begin at 4:30 p.m.)

     A reading from WE DESCEND,  hypertext fiction by Bill Bly

WE DESCEND, "a story of our far future, unearthed by a scholar to whom it is the distant past," was originally published on computer disk by Eastgate Systems in 1997. More information, as well as a continuation of the work, is available here:

Free and open to the public. For information, contact Matthew Kirschenbaum,