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Literary Scholarship 2.0: Reinventing Traditional Critical Practices for the Digital Age

Presentation tool for a talk about my current research at University of Bergen, Norway on Sept. 17, 2012.
by Leonardo Flores on 17 September 2012

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Transcript of Literary Scholarship 2.0: Reinventing Traditional Critical Practices for the Digital Age

Leonardo Flores, PhD
Associate Professor of English
University of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez

Fulbright Scholar in Digital Culture
University of Bergen Reinventing
Traditional Critical Practices
for the Digital Age Literary Scholarship 2.0 How can I bring electronic literature to mainstream academic audiences? Close Reading 2.0: Reimagining Critical Practices for E-Poetry Authorial Scholarship 2.0: Tracing the Creative Process in Online Communities E-Publishing 2.0: Reimagining the Publication and Preservation of Electronic Literature E-Poetry 2011 Conference http://www.slideshare.net/leonardoflores3/close-reading-digital-poetry Close Reading Digital Poetry Reinventing Close Reading E-Poetry Summer Intensive 2012 http://www.scribd.com/doc/99315416/Close-Reading-2-0-Outline In progress:
Article for submission to College English (journal). Expanding Authorial Scholarship Presentation & Publication at ELMCIP Conference, November 1-3, 2012 Typing the Dancing Signifier: Jim Andrews' (Vis)Poetics Dissertation, University of Maryland, May 2010 http://hdl.handle.net/1903/10799 Digital Preservation and Publication Presentation at ELVA conference, October 4-6, 2012 http://www.institutofranklin.net/en/events/conferences/next-conferences/first-international-conference-electronic-literature-and-virtual Arteroids Archive http://vispo.com/omeka/collections/show/1 Arteroids Development Folder:
contains approximately 1331 files
86 different versions of Arteroids (ongoing) Concept:
One e-poem a day.
One hundred words per poem.
Or more.
Goals:
Research - annotated bibliography of e-poetry.
Service - draws attention to e-literature.
Teaching - provides context & critical tools.
Outreach - expand audience for e-lit. http://leonardoflores.net/ Premises: The study of electronic literature thrives in the margins of academia.
Considered to be a new specialization area that is difficult to classify.
The study of much to contribute to mainstream literary studies:
explores the impact of digital media in writing, genres, modes.
prompts us to reconsider previous media and its impact in writing, et. al.
challenges traditional notions of literature in when technological and cultural constructions are historicized. Goals: Expand the audience for electronic literature.
Bring electronic literature to mainstream academia. Strategies: Rethink, update, reinvent basic critical practices:
close reading
authorial scholarship
bibliography
publication
reader's response
Publish in mainstream, traditional journals:
The Explicator
College English
American Literature
PMLA
Publish in social and popular media:
Tumblr blog
Facebook
Twitter Porting E-Poetry: The Case of First Screening Presentation at First International Conference on Translating E-Literature, May 12-14, 2012. http://www.slideshare.net/leonardoflores3/porting-epoetry-the-case-of-first-screening
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