Michael Joyce, 23rd Annual ODU Literary Festival


Michael Joyce

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center; Webb University Center - Hampton/Newport News Room

Author/Artist Bio

Michael Joyce is perhaps best known as the originator of an art form. The New York Times called his afternoon "the granddaddy of hypertext fictions," while the Toronto Globe and Mail said that it "is to the hypertext interactive novel what the Gutenberg Bible is to publishing." Two long hyperfictions, Twilight, A Symphony, on CD-ROM, and Twelve Blue, on the World Wide Web, were both published in 1996 by Eastgate. Three shorter hyperfictions include WOE, Lucy’s Sister, and Lasting Image. An earlier print novel, The War Outside Ireland, won the Great Lakes New Writers Award in 1983. He also has published two collections of essays— Othermindedness: the emergence of network culture (2000) and Of Two Minds: Hypertext Pedagogy and Poetics (1995). He is currently associate professor of English and director of the Center for Electronic Learning and Teaching at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.


Joyce presented on Wednesday, October 4, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. and on the Panel Discussion: New Writing for a New World with Collin Brooke, Joel English and Fran Gordan at 4:00 p.m.

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