Weeks 5 – 6: From Twine to Fandom

Monday, February 15

  • Academic Recess. Class does not meet.

Wednesday, February 17

  • Anticipating University closure due to student protests, we will do these activities online. Class will not meet today.
  • Sign up for a fandom group using this Google Document (UPR login required).
  • Once groups are ready (I will identify when they are):
    • Create a private Slack conversation among group members to communicate and share resources, readings, etc on your chosen fandom.
    • Prepare a brief group presentation (10 minutes) for Monday, February 22 in which you present the following about your fandom:
      • Main online communities & resources
      • Links to cool fanfics
      • A sampling of fan art
      • Everyone in the group must participate in preparation and presentation of slideshow.
    • Create a Google Slideshow in this shared folder to develop your presentations as a group.

Monday, February 22

Wednesday, February 24

  • Remaining group presentations (if necessary).
  • 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.

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.