Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE), Blue Eyes Intelligence Engineering & Sciences Publication , Volume 8, Issue 10, p.3103 - 3106 (2019)

URL:

https://www.ijitee.org/wp-content/uploads/papers/v8i10/J11680881019.pdf

Keywords:

Cyber literature, Instagram, Literary trends, Rupi Kaur, Terribly Tiny Tales

Abstract:

English literature, after sailing through different
courses down the history, has now entered a new space, which
may affect its further cruise. The growth of technological space
has given rise to a new genre called cyber literature, which plays
a significant role in the promotion of literary works. Cyber
literature refers to written literary texts, distributed and read on
electronic screens. This electronic space provides a more flexible
and convenient platform for the artistic expressions of aspiring
and budding authors. Cyber literature which emerged towards
the end of the 1990s through blogging, later expanded in social
media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Myspace
etc. While the means and modes of expression changed,
literature was again moulded into something else, satisfying the
needs of a modern reader. This paper explores the possibility of
social media and online communities as the new alternative to
print publication, and it also aims at studying the present and
upcoming literary trends in the cyber space through a few
examples. The case study includes an analysis of the works of
Rupi Kaur, an author who paved her way for fame using
Instagram; Terribly Tiny Tales and other pages in Facebook
which seized the young hearts with relatable snippets and prose
poems; applications like “Haiku jam” which bring together
people from all over the world to write a Haiku in unison. The
modern generation which upgrades their lifestyle along with the
technological evolution, and the contemporary issues that affect
them, brings out a new literary culture. The unrestrained
author-reader interaction further decreases the former gap
which held back the readers from voicing their opinions. While it
possesses both positive and negative effects, it creates a space
where everyone can be a writer, though only the fittest will
survive.

Cite this Research Publication

Amritha G., Manasi Suresh, and Dr. Indu B., “Literary trends in Cyber Space: Portrayal of the Metamodern “wings of Poesy””, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE), vol. 8, no. 10, pp. 3103 - 3106, 2019.