The Michael Joyce Collection

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Born on November 9, 1945 in Lackawanna, New York, Michael Joyce received a fellowship to the University of Iowa Writers Workshop and graduated with an MFA in 1974. After publishing his first print novel, The War Outside Ireland (1982), Joyce discovered that he wanted to write novels that would change in successive readings. He began a collaboration with Natalie Dehn, receiving one-year fellowship to Yale University in 1984 to experiment with new forms of writing. This work led to his collaboration with Jay Bolter and John B. Smith. Together they developed Storyspace, the hypertext computer software Joyce later used to write his first hypertext fiction piece, afternoon, a story (1987). Writing in The New York Times, Robert Coover described afternoon as "the granddaddy of hypertext fictions . . . a legend." Another hypertext fiction, WOE (1991), was the centerpiece of a special hypertext issue of the journal Writing on the Edge. Joyce's "On the Birthday of the Stranger" was featured as the inaugural work for the Evergreen Experimental Site of the online version of the Evergreen Review in 1999. Two longer hypertext fiction works, Twilight, A Symphony (on CD-ROM) and Twelve Blue (on the World Wide Web), were both published in 1996 by Eastgate Systems, Inc. In 2002, Joyce returned to the "traditional" novel and published the print novel Liam's Going. Joyce also produced many academic works, including Moral Tales and Meditations: Technological Parables and Refractions (2001), Othermindedness: The Emergence of Network Culture (2000), and Of Two Minds: Hypertext Pedagogy and Poetics (1995). He has lectured and published widely on issues relating to hypertext and writing, and his essays are primary texts in those fields. --Adadpted from the "Biographical Sketch, The Michael Joyce Papers, Harry Ransom Humanities Center

COPIES IN THE MICHAEL JOYCE COLLECTION

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1995

Going the Distance (v1.0)

Joyce, Michael

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1995

Mola (v2.0)

Joyce, Michael

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1999

On the Birthday of the Stranger (v1.0)

Joyce, Michael

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2001

Reach (v1.0)

Joyce, Michael

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1999

The Sonatas of Saint Francis (v1.0)

Joyce, Michael

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1996

Twelve Blue (v1.0)

Joyce, Michael

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1991

Writing on the Edge (v1.0)

Joyce, Michael

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1999

Lasting Image (v1.0)

Guyer, Carolyn

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1994

Lucy's Sister—A Guide to the Internet (v1.0)

Joyce, Rosemary

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2000

Sister Stories (v1.0)

Joyce, Rosemary

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