June 23, 2005
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Weblog as Lit

Steve Himmer from Emerson writes The Labyrinth Unbound: weblogs as literature. Thanks, 2004 Eastgate intern Dylan Kinnett!

The form’s literariness, then, is not a quality achieved by some weblogs and lacking in others. Nor is it a closely demarcated category 'that one must not cross,' serving to include some authors and projects while excluding others in the interest of a cleanly defined genre (Derrida, 1981). This literary nature of the weblog is instead the loose set of shared criteria that allows us to speak of a plurality of “weblogs” in the first place, and equally allows the form to continue expanding.