Stefans, Brian Kim
Associate Professor
Humanities 206
Tel: 310.825.4173
Fax: 310.267.4339
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B.A., Literature, Bard College, 1992 M.F.A., Electronic Literature, Brown University, 2006


Electronic literature and digital humanities, American and other English-language modernist and contemporary poetry; video game narrative studies; software studies and algorithmically generated film and narrative; conceptual art and literature.


Free Space Comix (poems), 1998 Gulf (poems), 1998 Angry Penguins (poems), 2000 Fashionable Noise: On Digital Poetics (essays and poetry), 2003 What is Said to the Poet Concerning Flowers (poetry), 2006 Kluge: A Meditation, and other works (poems), 2007 Before Starting Over: Selected Essays and Interviews, 2007

Selected Internet Art

"The Dreamlife of Letters"
"Star Wars, One Letter at a Time"
"Kluge: A Meditation"


Arras: New Media Poetry and Poetics, http://ww.arras.net
Electronic Writing II, http://ww.arras.net/brown_ewriting


My interests in electronic writing stem directly out of my work as a poet, though it has branched off into any number of art genres that have fallen under the persuasion of digital technology, such as photography, film/video and book publishing. Research interest include creating a "bridge" between the concepts and traditions of various 20th-century avant-gardes -- Language writing, the Oulipo, concrete poetry, conceptual art, Situationism, metafiction, etc. -- and the various genres of digital literature, including animated poems, interactive texts, algorithmically-generated and manipulated texts, "nomadic" writing, hacktivism and experimental blogs. Presently working on a series of wall projections called "Scriptors" which will appear as gallery and environmental installations in the coming years.