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Creative Fragments: The Subjunctive Spaces of E-Literature

English Teaching: Practice and Critique Volume 5, Number 2, ISSN 1175-8708


This paper considers some of the benefits of reading and writing e-literature, including its influences on prints texts, challenges to the imagination, and attention to metafictive devices and processes. The less cohesive, more fragmented quality of e-literature creates a subjunctive space for creation where writers can consider interesting pathways and diversions since the digital form supports multidirectional structures. Using data from a digital literacy study with an eleventh grade English class as well as her own writing of fiction and poetry, the author suggests that the fragmented nature of e-literature offers benefits for learning in school that complement rather than replace more traditional forms of literature.


Luce-Kapler, R. (2006). Creative Fragments: The Subjunctive Spaces of E-Literature. English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 5(2), 6-16. Retrieved March 22, 2023 from .

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