In Fall 2008, English 214 – Technology + Culture was offered for the first time at Capilano University. A small group of students came forward to explore the world of digital poetry and electronic literature. Over the course of the term, the students had the opportunity to work closely with J.R. Carpenter, Donna Leishman, and Brian Kim Stefans in a series of blog-based exchanges focusing on the respective author’s work being studied in the course. These exchanges were so positively received that this Fall we are hosting a second E-Lit Forum.
We are thrilled to announce this year’s lineup of guest E-Lit bloggers: Megan Sapnar Ankerson, Sharif Ezzat, and Chris Joseph.
Megan will kick off this year’s three week series with an opening post on Sunday, October 18th. On Tuesday, October 20th, the students will discuss Megan’s post alongside an in-class analysis of “Cruising”. At the end of class, they will post of series of questions for Megan. Look for Megan’s response to their questions later that week.
E-Guest Blogger 1: Megan Sapnar Ankerson co-founded the new media poetry journal Poems that Go in 2000 in order to explore the intersections between motion, sound, image, text, and code in electronic literature. She has been an invited artist at the Electronic Literature Organization‘s Interactive Reading Series at the University of Chicago and at the Electronic Literature Speaker Series at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Her co-authored piece Cruising was anthologized in the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 1. She is currently a PhD candidate in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where her dissertation historicizes the visual culture and industrial logic of web design practices in the dot-com era.