Leonardo Flores, Ph.D.

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

Archive for Presentations

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.”


Recent presentations in Prezi

I have been using Prezi recently for my presentations and thought I’d share a link to them, for those interested in different ways of using this tool.

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And here’s the Prezi I used for the talk, which includes a video of Asteroids and of three early unpublished drafts of Jim Andrews’ videogame poem “Arteroids.”

Selected Presentation Materials (2008-2011)

Presentation Handouts & Slideshows:

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Educational Technologies:


E-Publishing 2.0: Reimagining the Publication and Preservation of Electronic Literature

Here’s the slideshow to my presentation at the First International Conference on Electronic Literature and Virtual Art (ELVA) at the Instituto Franklin in Alcalá de Henares.

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

Digital media is slowly transforming the way we read, write, and study literature, and literary studies need to embrace that which is native to digital media in order to stay relevant in an increasingly post-literate world. The study of electronic literature thrives mainly in the margins of the discipline, in specialized journals and in highly technical areas (such as the digital humanities). The problem is that many literary scholars and educators cannot relate to these discussions well because they don’t have the specialized training required. The field of electronic literature needs to move in from the margins of academia in order to strengthen the discipline of literary studies. One way to do so is to employ well established critical tools – such as close reading, biographical study, and bibliographic scholarship—and updating them with more recent media-savvy approaches, such as critical code studies, software studies, media-specific analysis, and digital preservation methods. My presentation will provide an overview of my current research and efforts to bring electronic literature and updated critical tools to mainstream academic audiences.

My guest lecture will be on Monday, September 17 from 13:15 – 14:00 in Room 301 in HF Building at UiB.