Stefans, Brian Kim


Kaplan 206
Tel: 310.825.4173 / Fax: 310.267.4339 / E-mail



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,

Electronic Writing II,



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.

Interest Areas
• Creative Writing
• Modern & Contemporary Poetry
• African American Literature & Culture / Black Diaspora Studies
• American Literature & Culture
• Asian American Literature & Culture
• Drama
• Visual Culture / Media Studies / Digital Humanities