Leonardo Flores, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English at UPRM Fulbright Scholar in Digital Culture at UiB

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My 2012-2013 Fulbright Year: A Retrospect

A documentation of my experience and accomplishments as a Fulbright Scholar in Digital Culture at University of Bergen.

Here’s the link.


MLA 2014: Electronic Literature after Flash

I will be attending my first MLA convention in style, presenting on a panel led by Mark Sample and speaking with a distinguished panel of e-lit and DH scholars.

Here’s a link to the accepted proposal and here’s another to my presentation titled “Liberating Flash: The Case of Remixworx and Dreaming Methods.”


Río Grande Review: Double Fall 2012- Spring 2013 Issues

Here’s a link to the Río Grande Review Electronic Literature Dossier, which I guest edited with Scott Rettberg, and Juan Pablo Plata.

This dossier is collection of previously unpublished e-lit, with editorial statements, and an essay I wrote on Ana María Uribe.

IDHDU: Curating and Preserving Electronic Literature report is online

Read about my fellowship in the NEH funded Institute of Digital Humanities at Denver University (IDHDU) in their website, including a beautifully produced video about my interest and passion for electronic literature.

I ♥ E-Poetry Nominated for 2012 DH Awards

I am happy to announce that this blog has been nominated for a 2012 DH Award in the “Best DH blog, article, or short publication” category. This is already a great honor: in addition to being nominated by my peers, the nominations were vetted and selected by a committee for inclusion in the ballot.

Now it is up to you to support the blog’s nomination with your vote– just click on the title of the posting above to go to the voting page. You’ll have to enter your name and e-mail, which will only be used to ensure authenticity and avoid multiple votes from a single person. The ballots will remain open until February 17, 2013.

I have also created an “About” page for this blog, included below:

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“Authorial Scholarship 2.0: Tracing the Creative Process in Online Communities”

My contribution to the ELMCIP: Remediating the Social conference has been published in the conference proceedings. A PDF of the publication is now available online at http://www.elmcip.net/story/remediating-social-e-book-released. To even get to participate at this highly selective conference is an honor, because it went thorough peer-review process. My final revision was submitted in June 2012.

You can also see my presentation here: ELMCIP Remediating the Social Conference, Panel 6.

And here’s the Prezi I used for the talk, which includes a video of Asteroids and of three early unpublished drafts of Jim Andrews’ videogame poem “Arteroids.”

Media Coverage of my Fulbright Award

Prensa RUM interviewed me about my Fulbright and Electronic Poetry and published the following article and a 25-minute TV interview.

Leonardo Flores, Fulbright Scholar

Today, I received official notification that I have been awarded a 2012-13 Fulbright Scholarship to participate in the Digital Culture program at the University of Bergen in Norway. This is a 10-month teaching/research award in which I will teach 3 courses during the academic year and dedicate the rest of my time to research. You can read a copy of my proposal here.

New Project: I ♥ E-Poetry

This week I launched a new blogging project: I ♥ E-Poetry.

Here’s a little background about me. I’ve created over 25 websites, blogs, groups, and other online spaces since 1999. For the past 5 years, I’ve maintained this blog which documents my professional work, including most of my course blogs. I use Facebook to keep in touch with friends and family, sharing choice morsels of my personal life. Read the rest of this entry »

Proposal: Digitalización y Acceso a la Colección Limón de Arce

On Friday, November 21, 2011 I submitted a proposal to the Fundación Puertorriqueña de las Humanidades to digitize a rare book and document collection put together by José Limón de Arce (1877-1940), a poet, playwright, and historian from Arecibo. His collection is a treasure of rare historical documents and literary publications by small regional presses in Puerto Rico from the late 19th and early 20th century, described in more detail in the following excerpt from the proposal.

Bajo estos parámetros, hemos identificado 420 documentos con aproximadamente 50,000 páginas (de las aproximadamente 75,232 páginas de la colección). La distribución temática de los documentos es la siguiente: 211 son documentos históricos, 129 son de poesía, 63 son de interés cultural y 17 son obras teatrales y novelas.

The result of the digitization project will be a website to access an online database of these valuable materials and a DVD-ROM with a selection of the most important historical and literary materials from the collection to be distributed to 800 schools and cultural institutions.

This is a collaborative project with Dr. Ramonita Vega, a history professor in the Social Sciences Department and Prof. María Aquino, head librarian in the Puerto Rican Collection of the UPRM General Library.

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