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Internet Poetry and Online Communities

Thu, November 9, 3:00 to 4:45pm, Marriott Downtown Chicago, Floor: 10th, O'Hare

Session Submission Type: Roundtable

Affiliate Organization: ASEEES Digital Humanities Group

Brief Description

The Internet has transformed the contemporary literary landscape. Online criticism, social media, and portals like have opened the poetic world to new voices, new audience formations, and new aesthetic forms and practices. This round table examines the phenomenon of internet poetry as a specific subset within the poetic world, which is characterized by its own fluid set of norms and practices, its own audience expectations, and even its own linguistic and lyrical standards. By examining online poetry from sociological, poetic, and cultural standpoints, the panelists will engage in a serious conversation about what this popular form of literary production can tell us about contemporary Russia, its poetics, and the changing modes of cultural production more broadly.

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