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Reports from the Field: The End of “Alt Lit”: Changing the Face of Grassroots Literature

The “Alt Lit” (“alternative literature”) community—described by Gawker’s Allie Jones as a net-based literary genre that is “hip, youthful, awkward, and uncomfortably self-aware”—was fragmented by controversy over the past few months. This was namely due to the fact that a number of influential gatekeepers and figures—including Janey Smith/Steven Trull, Stephen… [Read More]

Reports from the Field | by D. Dragonetti | December 3, 2014 | 0

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