This thesis focuses on contemporary AI-generated literature that has been traditionally published in the form of a printed book.
Podcast: Helen Elaine Lee, “Pomegranate”
Helen Elaine Lee reads from the manuscript of her novel, Pomegranate, about a recovering addict who is getting out of prison and trying to stay clean, regain custody of her children, and choose life.
Podcast: Nick Montfort, “Poet/Programmers, Artist/Programmers, and Scholar/Programmers: What and Who Are They?”
Nick Montfort is Professor of Digital Media at Comparative Media Studies/Writing. He develops computational poetry and art and has participated in dozens of literary and academic collaborations.
The Spooky Science of the Southern Reach: An Evening with Jeff VanderMeer
Jeff VanderMeer will discuss his role as one of the leading practitioners of “weird fiction,” the environmental and ecological concerns that inform his work, and his massive crossover success.
Video, podcast, and summary: “Coming of Age in Dystopia: The Darkness of Young Adult Fiction”
Why are brutal dystopias, devastating apocalyptic visions, and tales of personal trauma such a staple of young adult fiction? Hear from Kristin Cashore, author of the award-winning Graceling Realm trilogy, and the University of Florida’s Kenneth Kidd.
Coming of Age in Dystopia: The Darkness of Young Adult Fiction
Kristin Cashore and Kenneth Kidd on why dystopias, devastating apocalyptic visions, and tales of personal trauma are such a staple of young adult literature.
Video, podcast, and summary: “Ultimate Truths: Comparing Science and the Humanities”
James Carroll, Rebecca Goldstein, Alan Lightman, and Robert Weinberg talk with Seth Mnookin on “the differences and similarities in the kinds of knowledge available through inquiry in the sciences and humanities.”