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John Cayley Feted for Electronic Literature

John Cayley, professor of Literary Arts was named the 2017 Marjorie C. Luesbrink Career Achievement Award recipient by the Electronic Literature Organization. The award was given based on Cayley's decades-long contributions to the field, for digital works ranging from riverIsland (1999) through The Reader's Project (with Daniel Howe) and his latest work, The Listeners, which uses a data-gathering robot to conduct literary experimentation.

(Distributed October 2, 2017)

Carolyn Bergonzo recognized for teaching

At an Awards Ceremony on the first of May, Carolyn Bergonzo, MFA  graduate student in poetry, will be presented with a 2016-2017 Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. She was selected by Brown's Graduate Council, who made the selection based on a close review of her teaching during the current academic year. We congratulate Carolyn on earning this recongition.

(Distributed April 21, 2017)

Monroe Lawrence MFA '17 Included in "Best Experimental Writing 2016"

“No Modernism,” a poem by Monroe Lawrence MFA ’17, has been selected for inclusion in Best American Experimental Writing 2016, guest edited by Charles Bernstein and Tracie Morris.  Monroe, who received his B.A. in English Literature from the University of British Columbia, has also seen his poetry published in magazines and journals including Prelude, Flag + Void, The Capilano Review, and others.  He is a Peter Kaplan Memorial Fellow at Brown.

(Distributed April 12, 2017)

Mark Baumer, MFA Class of 2011, Dies While on Cross-Country Trek

Mark Baumer, MFA class of 2011, died in late January 2017, killed when struck by a vehicle as he continued his long-distance cross-country walk, undertaken to highlight concerns about climate change.

A memorial celebration will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, Feb. 4, in the Granoff Center for the Arts, 154 Angell St., Providence. All are welcome.  

(Distributed January 23, 2017)

Lit Arts Alums Release New, Interactive Novella for iPad

PRY, a hybrid, online interactive novella created by Literary Arts alums Samantha Gorman  AB ’06, MFA ’10, and Danny Cannizzaro, AB ’06, has been released for iPad.

PRY was one of three finalists for the inaugural Time Warner Future of Storytelling Prize, awarded in October 2014.  The FoST prize seeks to recognize “the world’s most adventurous story creators, working across platforms to mastermind boldly interactive narratives.”

(Distributed October 17, 2014)

CD Wright to receive Presidential Faculty Award in Fall 2013

At the monthly faculty meeting Tuesday, April 2, President Christina Paxson announced the Brown University Presidential Faculty Award inaugural recipients: Poet C.D. Wright (fall 2013) and Charles Larmore, professor of philosophy (spring 2014). Recipients will receive a research stipend and will present their work to faculty colleagues in other disciplines.

with link to: http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2013/04/presidential

(Distributed April 8, 2013)
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