Illya Szilak

Essays by this author

Towards Minor Literary Forms: Digital Literature and the Art of Failure


In this keynote address to the 2014 Electronic Literature Organization Conference, Illya Szilak highlights the power of “minor forms” in digital literature. Through a wide-ranging survey of works, Szilak identifies the tendency for “failure” in electronic literature as its most powerful feature: its capacity to deterritorialize the parameters of discourse and expand the potential of subjectivity in the process.