Virtual Playgrounds: Electronic Literature’s Challenge to Authorship

  • Lydia Tuan University of California, Berkeley


This paper explores authorship and readership in two works of electronic literature: The Virtual Disappearance of Miriam (2000) and Tramway (2009). It argues for a broadened understanding of reading as potentially authoring and offers an expansion of what it means to read an electronic literary text in the twenty-first century.

Author Biography

Lydia Tuan, University of California, Berkeley

Lydia Tuan is currently pursuing an MPhil in Film and Screen Studies at King’s College, Cambridge. She received a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley in 2016.

How to Cite
Tuan, Lydia. 2016. “Virtual Playgrounds: Electronic Literature’s Challenge to Authorship”. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, no. 23 (December).