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Détours: Unresolved Questions about JR Carpenter’s in absentia

The following is adapted from a paper presented at ACCUTE Congress (18 May 2016, Calgary, AB).  This post will examine the digital potentials for feminist and activist mapping by looking at the important electronic literature example of J.R. Carpenter’s in absentia. in absentia appropriates the now ubiquitous format of Google maps—using both the mapping and “street … Continue reading

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Subsequent Screenings: The Legacy of bpNichol in Canadian Digital Poetry

This post is largely taken from the paper I delivered in Patrick Durgin’s “Artists Who Write Objects” seminar at SUNY Buffalo’s “Poetics: (The Next) 25 Years.” It is a substantial revision of my NeMLA paper. This paper began, as my title clearly indicates, as an attempt to track the influence of bpNichol’s pioneering work of digital … Continue reading

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State What: The Anarcho-Conceptual Syndicate’s Politically Responsible Conceptual Writing

I will admit, as most “readings” of conceptual poetry must also admit, that I have not read Scaffold in its entirety. But I should like, at this point in my digestion, to share with you readers my first feelings about the text and the way that it engages with the existing literature of conceptualism. My … Continue reading