Janez Strehovec

Associate Professor Janez Strehovec received his Ph.D. in Philosophy (Aesthetics) from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1988. Since 1993 he has been working as the independent scholar and the principal investigator at national and international research projects on cyberarts, e-literature and the Internet culture. He is the author of seven scientific monographs in the fields of cultural studies, digital literature and aesthetics published in Slovenia (the last is Text and the New Media, 2007). His most recent essays written in English are included as book chapters in Reading Moving Letters (ed. by R. Simanowski et al.), Regards Croisses (ed. by Ph. Bootz and Ch. Baldwin), V sieti strednej Európy : nielen o elektronickej literatúre (ed. by, B. Suwara and  Z. Husarova), Phenomenology and Media (ed. by P. Majkut and A.J.L. Carrillo Canan), New Literary Hybrids in the Age of Multimedia Expression (ed. by Marcel Cornis-Pope), and Examining Paratextual Theory and its Applications in Digital Culture (eds. N. Desrochers and D. Apollon). 

Essays by this author

E-Literary Text in the Nomadic Cockpit


In this essay, Janez Strehovec explores the literary from the “nomadic cockpit” everyday life in the 21st Century. More than merely being cocooned by screens, Strehovec’s metaphor describes the way in which our travel through the environment is layered with navigational data, environmental surveillance, communication systems, and tied into a dynamic feedback loop. From this vantage point, Strehovec considers a number of works of digital art and electronic literature that are written precisely to be read in motion, to explore the sensations of life in the nomadic cockpit.

The E-Literary World and the Social


According to Janez Strehovec, e-literature operates on the model of post-Fordist immaterial production. He argues it’s precisely because “a part of contemporary art (especially the new media one and e-literature) is crossing into the service sector of (new) networked economy in the post-industrial, information, spectacle-  and software society” that e-literature needs to cultivate its own autonomous context.