Scott Rettberg


Professor, Director, the Center for Digtial Narrative


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Scott Rettberg is the Director of the Center for Digital Narrative and a professor of digital culture in the department of linguistic, literary, and aesthetic studies at the University of Bergen, Norway. Prior to moving to Norway in 2006, Rettberg directed the new media studies track of the literature program at Richard Stockton College in New Jersey. Rettberg is the author or coauthor of novel-length works of electronic literature such as The Unknown, Kind of Blue, and Implementation. His work has been exhibited both online and at art venues, including the Venice Biennalle, Beall Center in Irvine California, the Slought Foundation in Philadelpia, and The Krannert Art Museum. Rettberg is the cofounder and served as the first executive director of the nonprofit Electronic Literature Organization, where he directed major projects funded by the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. Rettberg is the project leader of the HERA-Funded ELMCIP research project, the director of the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base:, and the leader of the Electronic Literature Research Group. Rettberg was the conference chair of the 2015 Electronic Literature Organization Conference and Festival: The End(s) of Electronic Literature. Rettberg and his coauthors were winners of the 2016 Robert Coover Award for a Work of Electronic Literature for Hearts and Minds, The Interrogations Project. His monograph Electronic Literature (Polity, 2018) has been described by prominent theorist N. Katherine Hayles as "a significant book by the field's founder that will be the definitive work on electronic literature now and for many years to come." Electronic Literature was awarded the 2019 N. Katherine Hayles Award for Criticism of Electronic Literature.



DIKULT 105: Web Aesthetics and Web Design

DIKULT 202: The Bachelor's Thesis in Digital Culture

DIKULT 203: Electronic Literature

DIKULT 204: Digital Media and Digital Cultures

DIKULT 207: Practical Projects in the Digital Humanities

DIKULT 301: Research Methods and the Master's Thesis in Digital Culture

DIKULT 303: Digital Media Aesthetics


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Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature (2003), University of Cincinnati