Underrepresented Voices in Digital Literature

  • Week 16: Shutdown

    Week 16: Shutdown

    Monday, December 4 In class: Discussion of issues in digital literature The future of digital writing and electronic literature Strategies for diversifying the field The future of writing in an increasingly digital world Final Exam Review Wednesday, December 6 – Reading Day Friday, December 8 – Final Exam Final exam 11:00-12:00 via ASULearn

  • Week 15: Loss Pequeño Glazier

    Week 15: Loss Pequeño Glazier

    Monday, November 27 In class: Lecture and discussion of Loss Pequeño Glazier’s work. Website “White-Faced Bromeliads on 20 Hectares“ Assignment: Read your assigned work and its source code: First name A-F: “Etymon” First name G-K: “Cuchutexto” First name L-N: “io sono” First name O-Z: “middle orange” Read “A Shifting Electronic Text: Close Reading White-Faced Bromeliads…

  • Week 14: A Fun (Neal.fun) Interval

    Week 14: A Fun (Neal.fun) Interval

    Monday, November 20 – class meets via Zoom In class: Lecture and discussion of Neal Agarwal’s work. Website Neal.fun Assignment: Explore Neal.fun Write a post in which you discuss Neal Agarwal’s approach to digital writing and thematic interests as seen in two of his works. This is due by Wednesday. Wednesday, November 22 – Academic…

  • Week 13: Lillian-Yvonne Bertram

    Week 13: Lillian-Yvonne Bertram

    Monday, November 13 In class: Lecture and discussion of Lillian-Yvonne Bertram’s work Website Poetry Foundation page “for the pool players at the Golden Shovel” (Reference: We Real Cool) “Weights and Measures” Assignment: Read: ELO 2022 Readings Write a post in which you discuss two of Lillian-Yvonne Bertram’s digital poems, focusing on how the poem’s design…

  • Week 12: Jason Edward Lewis

    Week 12: Jason Edward Lewis

    Monday, November 6 In class: Research Paper Lecture and discussion of Jason Edward Lewis’ work Website PoEMM Website (has videos with interactions) PoEMM: The Album Assignment: Read: PoEMM: The Album Write a post in which you discuss two of Jason Edward Lewis’ poems, focusing on how the poem’s form matches the content. Wednesday, November 8…

  • Research Paper

    Research Paper

    Description Your research paper will be an in-depth study of an author, elit genre, technique, trend, paradigm shift, or any other topic related to the class. It should cover multiple works of electronic literature and advance a clear thesis that is supported by detailed analysis of works placed in conversation with relevant secondary sources. Please…

  • Week 11: Installations and Virtual Spaces

    Week 11: Installations and Virtual Spaces

    Monday, October 30 In class: Discussion of netprov and other networked pieces Parody accounts: @MtStHelensWA, Lecture and discussion of installations and virtual spaces “The Library of Missing Datasets” by Mimi Ọnụọha “The Kimchi Poetry Machine”  by Margaret Rhee “Robopoemas” by Tina Escaja Assignment: Read: “Skawennati Makes Space for Indigenous Representation and Sovereignty in the Virtual…

  • Week 10: Performing With Screens

    Week 10: Performing With Screens

    Monday, October 23 In class: Lecture and discussion of “The Complete Works” (2015) by Justin Stephenson “The Complete Works” by bpNichols “The Complete Works” by Justin Stephenson Assignment: Read: “Network Writing” in Rettberg Electronic Literature LiveSpoken : A CoPo Jam Rendition by Kofi Oduro (Illestpreacha) “MEMORIAS [E-lit+Live-coding]” by Jessica Arianne Rodríguez Cabrera “Common Medications in…

  • Weeks 8-9: Dancing Language

    Weeks 8-9: Dancing Language

    Monday, October 9 In class: Discussion of Creative Assignment #2. Lecture on the origins of video poetry: Title Sequences: Title Sequence for North by Northwest (1959) by Arthur Preminger Pinky and the Brain Title Sequence (1995) by Bryan Evans, Tom Ruegger, et. al. Cowboy Bebop (1998) by Cain Kuga Video poetry “Roda Lume” (1968) by…

  • Week 7: Building Twisty Little Passages

    Week 7: Building Twisty Little Passages

    Monday, October 2 In class: Discussion of “Welcome to Pine Point.” Discussion of Creative Assignment #2. Twine demo Assignment: Read: “Patterns of Hypertext” by Mark Bernstein Play: Twine creators – “Seedship” by John Ayliff Bitsy creators – UNDER A STAR CALLED SUN by Cecile Richard Squiffy / Inklewriter creators – “Living Will” by Mark C.…