Dave Ciccoricco

Dave Ciccoricco is a writer and editor currently living in New Zealand. He is the author of Reading Network Fiction (U Alabama P, 2007). He is also a contributing editor for the electronic book review.

Essays by this author

Undead Letters and Archaeologies of the Imagination: Review of Michael Joyce’s Foucault, in Winter, in the Linnaeus Garden


Ciccoricco acknowledges that Michael Joyce’s new novel (Foucault, in Winter, in the Linnaeus Garden), which gives a fictionalized account of Foucualt’s relationship to Jean Barraque, opens Joyce up to a broader range of criticisms, though Ciccoricco also argues that by focusing on a “productive and troubled time for Foucault,” Joyce ultimately offers a “compelling meditation on what we might call the nexus of madness, philosophy, and literature.”

Return to Twilight


Dave Ciccoricco returns to Michael Joyce’s 1997 novel so as to avoid bringing hypertext criticism to a premature closure.

The Contour of a Contour


Despite talk of endings and absences at Eastgate Systems, Dave Ciccoricco investigates continuities in the work of Michael Joyce and Mark Bernstein.

Shadow Dance


In looking to the future of the ‘electronic book,’ Ciccoricco digs up some of ebr’s manifesto-like remarks of old.

What Remains in Liam's Going


Pattern, absence, routine, return - Dave Ciccoricco mulls the shape(s) in Michael Joyce’s new paper novel, Liam’s Going

Tending the Garden Plot: Victory Garden and Operation Enduring...


Dave Ciccoricco returns to Stuart Moulthrop, considers Operation Enduring Freedom (2003) in light of Operation Desert Storm (1991), and consults the annals of World War II for a likely source of “Victory Garden,” the title of Moulthrop’s 1991 network fiction on the Gulf War.

The Importance of Being Narratological


Dave Ciccoricco responds to Luc Herman and Bart Vervaeck.

A Language of the Ordinary, or the eLEET?


Dave Ciccoricco reviews Michael Joyce’s novel of network culture, Was.
Seeing an inversion of Russian formalism in Joyce’s work, Ciccoricco explores how Joyce’s novel attempts to “reconcile the polylinguistic, stylistic, and ludic difficulty” of the text with an “affinity for the