MLA Presentation: Cyborg Authors and the Eliza Effect

title slide: "Cyborg Authors and the Eliza Effect"

I’m sharing the slideshow and an audio recording of my talk “Cyborg Authors and the Eliza Effect” which is part of an MLA 2024 panel titled “Generative Text and the Future of Electronic Literature.”

Here’s a link to a recorded version of the talk (on Canva) and the YouTube copy is embedded below.

I hope you find it useful!

By Leonardo Flores

Professor Leonardo Flores is Chair of the English Department at Appalachian State University. He taught at the English Department at University of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez Campus from 1994 to 2019. He is President of the Electronic Literature Organization. He was the 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar in Digital Culture at the University of Bergen in Norway. His research areas are electronic literature and its preservation via criticism, documentation, and digital archives. He is the creator of a scholarly blogging project titled I ♥ E-Poetry, co-editor of the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 3, and has a Spanish language e-lit column in 80 Grados. He is currently co-editing the first Anthology of Latin American Electronic Literature. For more information on his current work, visit