The article urges abandoning the outdated concept of a synthetic national "grand narrative" of literature and replacing it with a listing concept. The motivation for changing the literary historical paradigm derives from a) the sharp increase in the number of publications, which are no longer manageable in the traditional manner, b) public Internet access to large bibliographic and text collections and tools for manipulating them, c) the practice publishing encyclopedic literary scholarship in Wikipedia, d) cognizance of apprehension of the world as a list. The opportunity exists for a literary history composed as a mosaic or mycelia in the framework of Wikipediaʼs sister pages Wikibooks, Wikisource, and Wikiversity, which motivate studentsʼ and other interested humanistsʼ participation in literary studies. There are ample qualified experts. The change is fitting for the information society, which is based on distributed cooperative, networked knowledge production and the end of the exclusivity of aesthetic selection.