Final Exam

Our final exam will be held on Tuesday, December 11 from 10:00-12:00 in Chardón 326. Your final exam will consist of a 15 minute presentation based on your research paper. Your presentation should be supported by your presentation software of choice (Power Point, Prezi, Google Slides, etc.). Reading your paper is not an effective presentation… Read more »

Week 17: Mainstream vs Experimental Poetry

Tuesday, December 4 In class: Discuss assigned Instapoets & Language poetry Assignment: Read Soliloquy by Kenneth Goldsmith “Sentences on Conceptual Writing“ “Two Poems from The Day” Explore the Electronic Poetry Center’s resource on Kenneth Goldsmith.Printing out the Internet“Something Borrowed“ Flarf Poetry: Read “A Brief Guide to Flarf Poetry“Read Combo #12

Week 16: New Spaces for Poetry

Tuesday, November 27 In class: Discuss “Third Generation Electronic Literature” lecture Read the Twitter Bot collection in the ELC3. Explore The PoEMM cycle in the ELC3, install 1-2 apps in your iOS device (if you have one) and read them. Explore Jörg Piringer’s apps in the App Store (install some, if possible). Download and read… Read more »

Week 14.5: E-Poetry (for real, this time!)

Tuesday, November 20 In class: Discuss Taroko Gorge Remixes collections in the ELC3 Read “Thoughts Go,” “Ask Me for the Moon,” “Grita“, “Seattle Drift“, “Cruising“, and “Family Tree.” Assignment: Watch “Third Generation Electronic Literature” lecture Read the Twitter Bot collection in the ELC3. Explore The PoEMM cycle in the ELC3, install 1-2 apps in your… Read more »

Week 14: E-Poetry

Tuesday, November 13 In class: Discuss N. Katherine Hayles “Print is Flat, Code is Deep: The Importance of Media-Specific Analysis,“First Screening” by bpNichol“Anipoemas” by Ana María Uribe, “Strings” by Dan Waber“, Loss Pequeño Glazier, “White-Faced Bromeliads on 20 Hectares“, “Memory Slam” and “Taroko Gorge” by Nick Montfort Assignment: Read “Digital Poetry” in Princeton Encyclopedia Explore… Read more »

Week 13: Words in Motion

Tuesday, November 6 In class: Discussion of concrete poetry. Introduction to kinetic poetry and videopoetry. Assignment: Read Chapter 1 of Set Interval (): Time Based Readings of Kinetic Poetry by Alvaro Seiça Read Videopoetry Manifesto by Tom Konyves Read “First Screening” by bpNichol Read “Anipoemas” by Ana María Uribe Read “Strings” by Dan Waber Thursday,… Read more »

Research Paper: Media Specific Analysis of a Poem

Description For this essay, you need to perform a media-specific analysis of a poem of your choice. The chosen poem must meaningfully engage the medium it is created in and for. Your essay must reference N. Katherine Hayles’ essay “Print is Flat, Code is Deep: The Importance of Media-Specific Analysis,” Gunther Kress’ theory of multimodality,… Read more »

Week 11: Sound and Concrete Poetry

Tuesday, October 23 In class: Discuss Sound Poetry Assignment: Read Concrete Poetry in Princeton Encyclopedia Read Pilot Plan for Concrete Poetry Explore: Haraldo de Campos, Augusto de Campos, Decio Pignatari’s work in UbuWeb (links in “Pilot Plan”) Thursday, October 25 In class: Discuss Concrete Poetry Looking at Poems Assignment: Choose a poet from UbuWeb Historical… Read more »

Week 10: Hip Hop and Poetry

Tuesday, October 16 In class: Discuss Ursula Rucker and The Last Poets Introduce Hip Hop as poetry (slideshow) Assignment: Read the entry on “Hip Hop Poetics” in The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics Listen to at least 5 works from this playlist. Choose one work, look up the lyrics, and write a short post… Read more »

Weeks 8 & 9: African American Poetry and Poetics

Tuesday, October 2 In class: Presentation: African American Poetry and Poetics Assignment: Read all poems by: Robert Hayden Amiri Baraka Lucille Clifton Gwendolyn Brooks Thursday, October 4 Essay #1 due. Take-home Midterm Exam handed out. In class: Robert Hayden Amiri Baraka Lucille Clifton Gwendolyn Brooks Assignment: Complete your take-home Midterm Exam (below) and turn in… Read more »

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  • Final Exam

    Our final exam will be held on Tuesday, December 11 from 10:00-12:00 in Chardón 326. Your final exam will consist of a 15 minute presentation based on your research paper. Your presentation should be supported by your presentation software of choice (Power Point, Prezi, Google Slides, etc.). Reading your paper is not an effective presentation… Read more »

  • Week 17: Mainstream vs Experimental Poetry

    Tuesday, December 4 In class: Discuss assigned Instapoets & Language poetry Assignment: Read Soliloquy by Kenneth Goldsmith “Sentences on Conceptual Writing“ “Two Poems from The Day” Explore the Electronic Poetry Center’s resource on Kenneth Goldsmith.Printing out the Internet“Something Borrowed“ Flarf Poetry: Read “A Brief Guide to Flarf Poetry“Read Combo #12

  • Week 16: New Spaces for Poetry

    Tuesday, November 27 In class: Discuss “Third Generation Electronic Literature” lecture Read the Twitter Bot collection in the ELC3. Explore The PoEMM cycle in the ELC3, install 1-2 apps in your iOS device (if you have one) and read them. Explore Jörg Piringer’s apps in the App Store (install some, if possible). Download and read… Read more »

  • Week 14.5: E-Poetry (for real, this time!)

    Tuesday, November 20 In class: Discuss Taroko Gorge Remixes collections in the ELC3 Read “Thoughts Go,” “Ask Me for the Moon,” “Grita“, “Seattle Drift“, “Cruising“, and “Family Tree.” Assignment: Watch “Third Generation Electronic Literature” lecture Read the Twitter Bot collection in the ELC3. Explore The PoEMM cycle in the ELC3, install 1-2 apps in your… Read more »

  • Week 14: E-Poetry

    Tuesday, November 13 In class: Discuss N. Katherine Hayles “Print is Flat, Code is Deep: The Importance of Media-Specific Analysis,“First Screening” by bpNichol“Anipoemas” by Ana María Uribe, “Strings” by Dan Waber“, Loss Pequeño Glazier, “White-Faced Bromeliads on 20 Hectares“, “Memory Slam” and “Taroko Gorge” by Nick Montfort Assignment: Read “Digital Poetry” in Princeton Encyclopedia Explore… Read more »

  • Week 13: Words in Motion

    Tuesday, November 6 In class: Discussion of concrete poetry. Introduction to kinetic poetry and videopoetry. Assignment: Read Chapter 1 of Set Interval (): Time Based Readings of Kinetic Poetry by Alvaro Seiça Read Videopoetry Manifesto by Tom Konyves Read “First Screening” by bpNichol Read “Anipoemas” by Ana María Uribe Read “Strings” by Dan Waber Thursday,… Read more »

  • Research Paper: Media Specific Analysis of a Poem

    Description For this essay, you need to perform a media-specific analysis of a poem of your choice. The chosen poem must meaningfully engage the medium it is created in and for. Your essay must reference N. Katherine Hayles’ essay “Print is Flat, Code is Deep: The Importance of Media-Specific Analysis,” Gunther Kress’ theory of multimodality,… Read more »

  • Week 11: Sound and Concrete Poetry

    Tuesday, October 23 In class: Discuss Sound Poetry Assignment: Read Concrete Poetry in Princeton Encyclopedia Read Pilot Plan for Concrete Poetry Explore: Haraldo de Campos, Augusto de Campos, Decio Pignatari’s work in UbuWeb (links in “Pilot Plan”) Thursday, October 25 In class: Discuss Concrete Poetry Looking at Poems Assignment: Choose a poet from UbuWeb Historical… Read more »

  • Week 10: Hip Hop and Poetry

    Tuesday, October 16 In class: Discuss Ursula Rucker and The Last Poets Introduce Hip Hop as poetry (slideshow) Assignment: Read the entry on “Hip Hop Poetics” in The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics Listen to at least 5 works from this playlist. Choose one work, look up the lyrics, and write a short post… Read more »

  • Weeks 8 & 9: African American Poetry and Poetics

    Tuesday, October 2 In class: Presentation: African American Poetry and Poetics Assignment: Read all poems by: Robert Hayden Amiri Baraka Lucille Clifton Gwendolyn Brooks Thursday, October 4 Essay #1 due. Take-home Midterm Exam handed out. In class: Robert Hayden Amiri Baraka Lucille Clifton Gwendolyn Brooks Assignment: Complete your take-home Midterm Exam (below) and turn in… Read more »