Genealistic Authorship

  • the reader’s interaction forms the basis of poetry – poetry depends on the reader’s interpretation to have meaning.
  • the interactive elements of digital literature create new literary qualities – Not only about reader reading the words on the page, it is also about the reader interacting with the content by deciding what to read and how to read it.
  • characteristics of classical print literature are preserved because of the strong sense of the author’s production – Although the reader is able to choose the path, it is still the author who creates the paths that the reader can choose from.
  • online works are still primarily based on examples from printed literature – Online newspapers, e-zines, online databases for scholarly works that exist in print.