This project studies e-poetic expressions—e-text, hypertext, video and recorded live performances and audio files, and other electronic or expanded forms of poetry—of Latin writers in Canada. The relation to space, identity and culture in-terweave with imagined and embodied awareness that is expressed creatively though web presence, word, sound and image. How poetry is coded, encoded and performed visually and across soundscapes is vital for analyzing the meaning production in the works. This initial research phase traces common themes, links and di-vergences among the works. Case-studies include current works, interviews and a theoretical literature review, to produce a systematic study of responses by authors to what they consider the role of their e-works in society. The project reveals specific ways that these e-poetries innovate, contest and question the notion of lo-cal/national identity vis-à-vis global digital connections.
Maria Figueredo, York University, Canada
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