experimental poetry, diasporic literature, asian american, asian canadian, digital poetics, new media studies, cultural studies
Latin@ & Latin American LGBTQ queer and queer-friendly people of color; new media; poetry writing, verisimilitude.
romanticism; poetry and poetics; balladry; mediality/historical media poetics; the case of Scotland; the human sciences; eco-criticism; swimming, cats, the future of the past and the past of the future; NOW
modern and contemporary poetry and poetics; American modernism; transnational modernist literature; history and theory of lyric; U.S. literary radicalism; visual culture and new media studies
20th and 21st century Latin American (including Brazil) and Iberian literature and film. Catalan literature and film. Media and cultural studies. Modernism(s). Avant-garde and neo-avant-garde poetry. Electronic literature and new media arts (digital poetry, hypertext, blog-narratives, locative fiction, cyberculture). Documentary and experimental film. The intersection between technology and disability studies. Word and Image relations. Luso-Hispanic transatlantic connections. Intersections between engineering and culture (science and technology studies),
poetry, publishing, public humanities, digital humanities, human beings, creativity, new ideas, collaboration, feminism, multicultural lit & education, hip hop pedagogy, social media and publishing, diy, beyond the book, public poetry and public art, the meaning of life, hybrid art/scholarship, making stuff more fun without spending money (http://wendyvardaman.com)
Dr. Sarah W. Lozier-Laiola received her PhD in English from the University of California, Riverside in August 2016. Her primary areas of expertise are new media poetics, visual art and culture, critical race and gender studies, digital humanities, and 20th-21st century American literature (particularly experimental and language-oriented poetries), though her research interests expand to include social media, internet vernacular cultures, and civic media. These interests and areas of expertise all come together to animate her first book project: Hypermaterial Language Art: Digitality, Materiality, and Contemporary Anti-Racist Poetics. Her most recent publication, “The Alt-Social Network of Natalie Bookchin’s Testament” appears in Television and New Media, while her “31 Truths of Teaching Cultural Semiotics in a General Education Class” is forthcoming in Buzzademia: Scholarship in the Internet Vernacular (eds. Anne Cong-Huyen, Kim Brillante Knight, and Mark C. Marino). As a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow she co-teaches (alongside a faculty member from the College of Computing) Technical Communication for Computer Scientists, a year-long pilot course that combine specialized technical communication with the College of Computing’s Junior Design Project for Software Development. In addition to teaching the technical communication aspects of the course, she is also leading two teams of students in the development of a geo-locative application, Street Art of Atlanta.
Originally from Long Island, New York, Elena Maria Rogalle has a long history in graphic design, television art direction, and media creation. After obtaining her Masters in English, Rogalle began teaching English Composition at the University of Central Florida in 2008. A year later she was offered a job in a new online Media Design MFA program and Rogalle put her past professional design experience together with her background in writing and began teaching the Effective Copywriting course along with Personal Development and Leadership at Full Sail University. Rogalle is creative director and owner of Rogalle Media, a freelance design firm that specializes in copywriting, social media management, media planning, and graphic design for nonprofit organizations.
I’m currently a postdoctoral fellow in Digital Public Humanities at Brown University‘s John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage. I’m interested in digital humanities, digital archives, public history, public humanities, the history of reading, libraries, new media, poetry, and comic books.
Dr. Figueredo is Associate Professor at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at York University, where she teaches courses in Spanish and Spanish American literature. Her research focuses on the relationship of literature and music in Latin America, music as a subtext in women’s writing, and contemporary innovations in Spanish American literature. Professor Maria Figueredo was awarded the 2016 President’s University-wide Teaching Award.