Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Final Presentations

Just a reminder that we will meet today (December 11, 2007) at 2:15 pm in CH-325.

Monday, December 3, 2007

ELO 2008 Conference: Visionary Landscapes

If anyone is writing about an e-poem and would like to propose your paper for a presentation at this conference, I am including the link to the official Website: http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/programs/dtc/elo08/index.html

Their deadline date for proposals for presentations, workshops, and other types of events has been extended to December 16, 2007.

Feel free to contact me with questions or seeking feedback on your paper. Of course, you'll be getting feedback on the 11th. . .

Here's a copy of my proposal for the conference.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Deadline Extension

Greetings to all,

I have received several e-mails requesting a deadline extension for Essay #3. Very well. The deadline for both the self-evaluation and Essay #3 is Friday, December 7 before noon in my mailbox in the English Department.


Monday, November 26, 2007

Don't forget the End of Semester Survival Guide

Just scroll down to reach it.

Presentation Schedule

Wednesday, November 18
Tuesday, December 11
Wi Hong

Monday, November 19, 2007


Check out the following sources for your next paper:


I recommend this essay to those working on performance poetry:


For those working on electronic poems, here's a great resource:

New on the Electronic Book Review: Electropoetics

In the latest selection from the Electronic Book Review [http://www.electronicbookreview.com], Associate Editor Lori Emerson brings together both critics and creators of electronic poetry, some of whom established themselves at the very start and many more who are recent entrants in the field of electronic literature. Essays on print poetry as well as born digital poetry help to situate the field in both a trans-disciplinary and trans-national context.

The collection (more than twenty essays in all) includes three review-essays on the Electronic Literature Collection (volume 1), published by the ELO: "How to Think (with) Thinkertoys" by Adalaide Morris; "Letters That Matter" by John Zuern; and "Electronic Literature circa WWW (and Before)" by Chris Funkhouser.

New essays on and by Douglas Barbour, Michael Barrett, Greg Betts, Christof Bruno, Charles Bernstein, Stephen Cain, Robert Creeley, Clayton Eshleman, Alan Fisher, Eduardo Kac, Hugh Kenner, Walter Benn Michaels, Jay Murphy, Janet Neigh, Soren Pold, Christopher Nolan, Jaishree Odin, Tom Raworth, Maggie O'Sullivan, Stephanie Strickland, Angela Szczepaniak, Steve Tomasula, Eugene Thacker.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

End of Semester Survival Guide

Here's a list of the assignments and things to do to wrap up our course:

1. Essay #3: Analysis of poem(s) in the context of their medium. Final printed draft due the last day of class: November 28.
  • As promised, here is a description of a creative option: You may produce a poetic performance, audio recording, or electronic version of a poem you have written. This must be accompanied by a short essay (4-6) pages in which you discuss how the medium shapes the work in meaningful ways, touching on elements of textual and new media writing theories that support your discussion.
  • Suggestions for works to analyze:
  • E-mail me a proposal by November 21.

2. Self Evaluation of Assignments and Presentations. Due on Friday, November 30 by 4:15 pm at the English Department.
  • Write a 1-page evaluation of your work this semester on assignments and presentations.
  • Use the blog archives as a reference for what was required on each class.
  • Provide whatever evidence you have and describe the work you don't have evidence for.

3. Final presentations on one of the essays you wrote for this class (you choose):
  • Presentations should last no longer than 10 minutes.
  • Your presentation will be evaluated according to the following criteria: conciseness, clarity, and time-management.
  • The dates for sign up are the following:
    • Wednesday, November 18 (aka "last day of class") - 10 presentations: Ahiesha, Lidsay, and Maria will present on this date, leaving 7 spots available.
    • Tuesday, December 11 (aka "day of the final") - 9 presentations = 9 spots available.
  • Sign up for the presentations by replying to this posting with the date of your presentation.
  • The spots will be filled on a first-come first serve basis. When one of the two dates is filled, the rest of the people will go on the other date.

4. Bring me your graded copy of Essay #1 on the last day of class. I need to check grades in my roster.

Please contact me if you have any questions.