For Immediate Release
Contact: Dene Grigar, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Marjorie C. Luesebrink Collection held at ELO’s The NEXT is now the featured showcase at the Recovery Hub of American Women Writers, an organization that supports and initiate projects that recover the work of women writers “by providing digital access to forgotten or neglected texts and/or extending them with network mapping, spatial analysis, multimedia storytelling, innovative contextualization, and the distant reading of massive datasets.”
The Showcase can be accessed at https://recoveryhub.siue.edu/2022/08/28/showcase-marjorie-c-luesebrink-collection-at-elos-the-next/.
The spotlight on the art of Luesebrink, who publishes under the name M. D. Coverley, is the first that focuses on an author of born-digital narratives. The Recovery Hub has previously showcased print works by writers like Winnifred Eaton and Gloria Naylor. As reviewers Kristen Lillvis and Melinda White state:
“Luesebrink is a key figure in born-digital hypertext literature: She has consistently published in the field for more than 30 years, with her early works important examples of the beginning of browser-based storytelling. Luesebrink was the second president and first woman president of the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO). She also highlights and collaborates with other women authors. The Marjorie C. Luesebrink Collection builds on the author’s collaborations in its well-curated digital collection of multimedia storytelling. This effort includes 27 works by Luesebrink along with 39 works by other major literary figures, many of whom published art before the Web browser was available to the public.”
The Recovery Hub for American Women Writers publishes new showcases twice each year. Developing this showcase were Melinda White, Kristen Lillvis, Margaret Smith, and Jessica Despain. The Marjorie C. Collection was developed by the Electronic Literature Lab on behalf of the Electronic Literature Organization and was curated by Dene Grigar from Washington State University Vancouver.