Week 7: Fandom & Social Media

Monday, February 29

  • Remaining group presentations on fandom.
  • Bring a draft of a fanfic (blog post, HTML page, Twine, whatever) to share with your group, based on the fandom you’ve been studying.

Wednesday, March 2

  • Fan fiction assignment due before midnight on Friday, March 4.
    • Publish your fanfic in an online community.
    • Write a blog post in which you discuss:
      • The fanfic you wrote, including creative goals and choices.
      • The community you chose to publish it in.
      • Include a link to your published fanfic.
    • Share a link to your blog post in our Slack.
  • Readings:
  • Assignment (Due Monday):
    • Write a 6 word story and publish it on Twitter using the following hashtags: #engl3238 #6wordstory
    • Write a haiku and publish it on Twitter using the following hashtags: #engl3238 #haiku
    • Write a Twitter fiction (under 140 characters) and publish it on Twitter using the following hashtags: #engl3238 #twitfic

Author: Leonardo Flores

Leonardo Flores is a Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez Campus and the Treasurer for the Electronic Literature Organization. He was the 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar in Digital Culture at the University of Bergen. His research areas are electronic literature, poetry, and preservation of first generation electronic objects. He is the lead writer, publisher, and editor of a scholarly blogging project titled I ♥ E-Poetry (http://iloveepoetry.com). For more information on his current work, visit http://leonardoflores.net.