On Wednesday, April 5 at 7 PM, acclaimed novelist Jessica Anya Blau (The Trouble with Lexie) will be reading from her work and will discuss the novelist’s craft with Professor Amy Gottfried.
Jessica Anya Blau was born in Boston and raised in Southern California. Her novels have been featured on The Today Show, CNN and NPR, and in Cosmo, Vanity Fair, Bust, Time Out, and other national publications. Jessica’s short stories and essays have been published in numerous magazines, journals and anthologies. Jessica co-wrote the script for Love on the Run starring Frances Fisher and Steve Howey. She collaborated with Regina Calcaterra and Rosie Maloney on Girl Unbroken, a memoir released in October, 2016. For many years, Jessica taught writing at Johns Hopkins University and Gaucher College. Currently, she divides her time between Baltimore and New York.
On Tuesday, April 18 at 7 PM, Elika Ortega will give a talk entitled “Distributed Media Architectures in Print-Digital Literature.”
Élika Ortega is Assistant Professor at the Department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies and Core Faculty at the NULab for Texts, Maps and Newtorks at Northeastern University. She writes about digital literature, (not necessarily digital) media, intermediality, materiality, reading practices and interfaces, books, networks, digital humanities, and multilingualism in academia. Her projects include A Handbook of E-Lit Reading, an archive of instructions to read electronic literature works; No Legacy || Literatura electrónica (2016) an electronic literature exhibition; and Textual Environments, her monograph investigation print-digital works of literature.