I am pleased to announce that I have won a grant from the Fundación Puertorriqueña de las Humanidades (FPH: Puerto Rico’s National Endowment for the Humanities branch) and the University of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez Campus (UPRM) for a project titled “La Literatura Electrónica en Puerto Rico: Divulgando el Futuro de la Palabra.”
This public humanities project seeks to bring electronic literature with a focus on digital literacy to the Puerto Rican community and school system through the following activities:
- Translating I ♥ E-Poetry into Spanish.
- Redesigning its website for ease of access by multiple audiences in Spanish and English.
- Offering 16 presentations in schools in western Puerto Rico.
- Writing a monthly column in 80 Grados.
In support of this project, the UPRM has assigned 3 credits of my time for two semesters this academic year to dedicate to the project. The FPH will fund two graduate research assistants (a programmer and a translator), an external technical advisor, and some of the online costs for the project.
I’m thrilled to launch this project and am very grateful to the UPRM administration and the FPH for their support.