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=== Experiments with identity ===
=== Experiments with identity ===
==== Twentieth century avant-garde women writers ====
==== Twentieth century avant-garde women writers ====
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathy_Acker Kathy Acker - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djuna_Barnes Djuna Barnes - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Bowles Jane Bowles - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H.D. H.D. - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toni_Morrison Toni Morrison - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bharati_Mukherjee Bharati Mukherjee - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana%C3%AFs_Nin Anaïs Nin - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joyce_Carol_Oates Joyce Carol Oates - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Rhys Jean Rhys - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Richardson Dorothy Richardson - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertrude_Stein Gertrude Stein - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Woolf Virginia Woolf - Wikipedia]
==== Twentieth century avant-garde African-American poets ====
==== Twentieth century avant-garde African-American poets ====
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Atkins Russell Atkins - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiri_Baraka Amiri Baraka - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayne_Cortez Jayne Cortez - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negro_Digest Negro Digest - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langston_Hughes Langston Hughes - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Joans Ted Joans - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Johnston Percy Johnston - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Kaufman Bob Kaufman - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Melvin_Kelley William Melvin Kelley - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Mackey Nathaniel Mackey - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Major Clarence Major - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracie_Morris Tracie Morris - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harryette_Mullen Harryette Mullen - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudia_Rankine Claudia Rankine - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil_Scott-Heron Gil Scott-Heron - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorenzo_Thomas_(poet) Lorenzo Thomas (poet) - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melvin_B._Tolson Melvin B. Tolson - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Toomer Jean Toomer - Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umbra_(poets) Umbra (poets) - Wikipedia]
==== Anglophone postcolonial poetry ====
==== Anglophone postcolonial poetry ====

Revision as of 18:58, 24 March 2019


This article is a list of links to authors, works, and categories in experimental literature. Its purpose is to give you a starting point for exploring works in this set of genres.

I've based the list's organization on The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature (RCEL), a collection of scholarly essays on the subject.

This project is a work in progress.

How to use this list

If a category is well established in the field, I've linked to its Wikipedia article. If the author of the RCEL article was conducting their own survey of the category, I've listed the authors and works they cover with links to Wikipedia and LibraryThing wherever corresponding pages are available. I've also included links to a work's full text when that's available and links to background information from other sources.


Wikipedia articles will give you background information on their subject, and they'll usually contain bibliographies that will point you to works related to that subject, such as works in the category or works by the author.


LibraryThing is a social library catalog website that lets you catalog your collection. Here I'm using it for its recommendation features and its links to other sites.

When you visit a work's LibraryThing page, you can find related works in the "LibraryThing Recommendations" section and the "Member recommendations" section. You can also click on the tags users have assigned to it. Each tag link takes you to a page for that tag, which lists other works that have been assigned it, as well as related tags, subjects, and tagmashes, which are combinations of tags. You can create your own tagmashes.

In the upper right sidebar of a work's LibraryThing page, you'll find links to its corresponding page on other catalog websites, such as Amazon, Google Books, and WorldCat, a shared catalog of physical libraries worldwide. These sites will often let you look through a preview of the book. They'll also give you ways to find other related works, usually by recommendations or subject links on the work's page. If you're logged in, you can edit this section to show links from a long list of other sites.


The historical avant-gardes

Modernist-era experimentalism





Postmodernist experimentalism

Postwar experimental poetry

The nouveau roman and Tel Quel

Lettrism and situationism

OuLiPo and proceduralism


Postmodern literature

Experiments with identity

Twentieth century avant-garde women writers

Twentieth century avant-garde African-American poets

Anglophone postcolonial poetry

The new experimentalism



Globalization and transnationalism

Altermodernist fiction

Manifestos and Ars Poetica


Experiment now: printed matter

Experiments with language

Language poetry

Concrete poetry and prose

Found poetry and "uncreative writing"

Words in visual art

Literary inauthenticity

Experiments with narrative and fiction

Unnatural narratives

Impossible worlds

Experimental life writing

Experimental genre fiction

Experiments with form and design

Graphic narrative

Multimodal literature

Information design

Interactive fiction

Experiment now: beyond the page

The digital age

Digital fiction

Code poetry and new-media literature

Computer gaming

Virtual autobiography

Planned updates

  • Add a description for each category.
  • Add authors and works for the categories that only have general links.
  • Add links from other sites.