Leonardo Flores, U of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez



University of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez


Leonardo Flores is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez Campus and the Treasurer for the Electronic Literature Organization. He was the 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar in Digital Culture at the University of Bergen. His research areas are electronic literature, poetry, and preservation of first generation electronic objects. He is the lead writer, publisher, and editor of a scholarly blogging project titled I ♥ E-Poetry (http://iloveepoetry.com). For more information on his current work, visit http://leonardoflores.net.

Character: Wilbur MacIntosh

I’m teaching Digital Creative Writing (http://leonardoflores.net/3238) this semester, a repurposed Creative Writing class focused on how digital media transforms creativity. In our class we’ve already created Pinfics (Pinterest fictions & poetry – check out our class Board), Haiku, Twitter fictions and poetry, and more. My class of 30 students are a mix of excited, adventurous young writers who signed up in response to my advertising campaign, and nervous sophomores who needed an English class and are finding themselves falling down a digital rabbit hole. I plan to combine required and voluntary participation to allow students who really get excited by the project to go far.

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