The sixth Biennial Conference of Greek Studies held at Flinders University from 23 to 26 June 2005 marked an important step forward: it became an international conference, thus attracting a considerable number of specialists from Europe as well as academics and post-graduate students from Australia. Fifty-five papers were published in these Proceedings after being assessed as significant contributions to knowledge by scholars of international repute.
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(Department of Languages - Modern Greek, 2007) Garivaldis, Iakovos
Please note: this article is in Greek. It is a fact that a plethora of studies have been carried out on all types of traditional literature, with the exception of literature in electronic formats, an area which has remained largely unexplored. This paper examines one facet of such literature as a distinct body; that which appears in digital format on the Internet in Greek, mainly created by writers of the Diaspora. Greeks abroad have an important presence in this area, one which is evidently worthy of further research. The historical period covered in this study is ten years starting from the midnineties, when languages other than English acquired the technological capability to appear in droves in this new medium. Here, it is shown that this type of literature boasts a significantly improved potential for the adventurous writer, on account of its ease of composition, its inexpensive publishing means and its numerous display formats. Electronically presented literature is defined by some as hyper-literature; a term loosely used to describe that creative type of writing which is digital and appears in textual format whilst it can be enhanced by picture, sound or video. The scope is to discover its significance within the realm of its conventional counterparts.