Fall 2015 Courses

This Fall I will teach three courses, all of which inform digital studies in different ways: Cyberpunk Cinema is a film course that engages the digital thematically while developing a critical vocabulary to analyze cinema. Introduction to Poetry will show how the most intense use of language is shaped by embodied, physical, and digital materials. My Digital Humanities Internship will offer 6 students the chance to collaborate in my projects, developing valuable 21st century digital technology skills.

Read the descriptions below for more details.

Cyberpunk Cinema

blade-runner-2-movieINGL 3345: Topics in Film
Section 036
T, Th 9:00 – 10:20 am
Learn the language of film in a course focused on science fiction post-industrial dystopias, where the lines between human and machine, real and virtual are blurred.

Introduction to Poetry

retrofuturistINGL 3279, Section 030
MWF 9:30 – 10:20 am
Discover the effect of technology and materiality in the creation of poetry: orality, writing, print, audio recording, film, and digital media.

Digital Humanities Internship

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Meet 1.5 hours/week (TBA), work on your own 7.5 hours/week.
This internship will provide hands-on work experience on several Digital Humanities projects I am currently developing, primarily I ♥ E-Poetry, the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 3, and the English Department Website. The work will involve journalism, translation, describing born-digital materials, developing Web resources using open-source software (such as WordPress), preparing data sets for creative and critical projects, creating brochures, posters, presentations for outreach activities, analyzing works of electronic literature, and related Digital Humanities work.

Enrollment by invitation only. Contact me if you’re interested.

Cómics Digitales: Una Charla

El viernes, 6 de marzo de 2015 estaré visitando un curso acerca del cómic dictado por el Dr. Pablo Dopico, profesor del Departamento de Humanidades del RUM. A continuación el recurso desarrollado para mi presentación.


¿Qué impacto han tenido las tecnologías y medios digitales en los cómics? Más allá de proveer un medio nuevo para presentar comics iguales a los que circulan en papel, los medios digitales impactan los cómics más profundamente porque tiene capacidades muy distintas al papel. En mi intervención exploraremos varios ejemplos de cómics que exploran el potencial expresivo de los cómics digitales.


Algunos Recursos

Vea el documento para imprimir aquí.

El Inglés y las artes de la palabra

El viernes, 6 de marzo de 2015 estaré ofreciendo una ponencia titulada “El Inglés y las artes de la palabra” en la conferencia Artes: Evolución en el Mundo. La conferencia se celebrará en el Anfiteatro de Celis (C-116) de 9:00 a 12:00 pm. Mi presentación debe de ser después de las 10:30 am.

A continuación está el Prezi que utilizaré para la ponencia.

About my Spanish Translation of “Enigma n”

A little over a week ago, Jim Andrews announced that he had updated the source code for his 1998 DHTML e-poem “Enigma n.” Having recently written an article for the Polish journal Culture Studies Review, and getting a Spanish translation of five I ♥ E-Poetry entries on Jim Andrews’ work in the Mexican Revista 404, I thought it was a good time to translate the poem into Spanish. How hard could it be to translate a 10-word poem?

As it turned out, it was not so simple.

Continue reading About my Spanish Translation of “Enigma n”

Amplía tus Horizontes: Internados, Becas e Intercambios

El jueves 5 de febrero de 2015 estaré ofreciendo una orientación a estudiantes del Departamento de Humanidades acerca de oportunidades para internados, becas e internados en los Estados Unidos y alrededor del mundo. Conversaremos acerca de programas de internados pagos que le ayudarán a desarrollar destrezas importantes en el desarrollo profesional de humanistas del siglo 21.



Intercambios Internacionales

La orientación será de 10:30 a 12:00 en CH 121.

Ve el cartel.

Summer Internship Orientation

I recently gave an orientation to UPRM students on paid Summer internships at Library of Congress, the National Archives, developing marketable 21st century skills, including the Digital Humanities, and funding opportunities. The resource with links to selected resources is available in the English Department website.

Here’s the introductory slideshow, a little meme-powered rant:

Spring 2015 Courses

This Spring 2015 Semester I will be teaching three courses, described as follows:

English 6055: Multimodal Literature in the Digital Age


This course is concerned with multimodal literary expression in an age of digital media—a set of technologies which allow for the integrated representation of visual, textual, and aural information. The course will explore ways in which digital media can represent traditional literary texts beyond the capabilities of print by providing access to archival and manuscript materials in multimodal representations while offering new tools for their study. It will also investigate how digital media remediates and reinvents comics, placing them in conversation with born-digital genres, such as webcomics, HTML5 comics, memes, animated GIFs, and video games. The course will also survey genres of electronic literature—language-based engagements of digital media’s multimodal and programmable capabilities.

Mondays, from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.

Advanced undergraduate students welcomed!

English 3325: Modern Poetry


This course will explore Modernism as a poetic movement with antecedents in the 19th Century, a chief lines of development during the early to mid 20th Century, a counter-movement in the second half of the 20th Century, and a poetics that continues into the 21st century, with Digital Modernism. Special attention will be given to the major works and literary schools collectively understood to be part of the Modern poetic literary movements in English and American literature.

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, from 9:30 -10:20 am.

Some spots reserved for English majors. Go to English Department.

INTD 4995: Digital Humanities Internship

Wordle from Flores y Compañía site.

This internship will provide hands-on work experience on several Digital Humanities projects I am currently developing, primarily I ♥ E-Poetry, the CELL project, the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 3, the English Department, and the Fulbright @ UPRM websites. The work will involve developing and tagging files with metadata, working on link structures, describing born-digital materials, learning how to use open-source software like WordPress to build collections, knowledge bases, and resources, preparing data sets for visualizations, developing Web resources, brochures, posters, and other related Digital Humanities work.

Meet 1.5 hours/week (TBA), work on your own 7.5 hours/week.

Enrollment by invitation only. Contact me if you’re interested.

DH Lightning Short Talk @ ASA

Here are links to the two projects I will be highlighting:

Here’s a downloadable, printable version of the I ♥ E-Poetry brochure I’ll be handing out.

I will also be presenting at the following panel:

Caucus: Digital Humanities: Scripting the Reader in Electronic Literature

Friday, November 7, 10:00 to 11:45am, Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Los Cerritos (L1)

Here’s my slideshow:

Hope to see you there!

The Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 3

I am pleased to announce that I have been elected by the ELO Board to be part of the Editorial Collective that will produce the new volume of the Electronic Literature Collection.

The Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) has published two Electronic Literature Collections: Volume 1 in 2006 and Volume 2 in 2011 (see http://collection.eliterature.org). Both Collections have proven to be highly influential: the works they publish are among the most taught, studied, and referenced in the field.

Volume 3 (ELC3) is scheduled for publication early in 2016. I will be collaborating with a talented team of artists and scholars: Stephanie Boluk, Jacob Garbe, and Anastasia Salter. We will also have a team of prestigious international consultants who will help us create a truly global ELC3.

For more details, read the official Press Release and Call for Submissions.