MFA in Electronic Writing – Language-Driven Digital Art – Brown University, USA – deadline 15 December 2010

The Literary Arts Program at Brown University, renowned for innovative fiction and poetry, currently also offers MFA places in Electronic Writing. These studentships are generously funded by the University’s Graduate School for two years of financial support and include remarkable opportunities to gain relevant teaching experience in the second year.

Electronic Writing at Brown builds on its site within a workshop-based school of writing, and deploys the concepts of writing digital media and language-driven digital art in an effort to extend the writing workshop into a studio of computational language art, while remaining open to narrative and poetic traditions, and to a wide range of hypertextual and networked innovations. Thanks to our strong community of media artists and theorists – the Brown MEME program in Music, Modern Culture and Media, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Digital+Media Program, and others – there is interested engagement from a wide range of faculty and students.

Program-led or sponsored courses in electronically mediated writing and programming for digital art and literature may be supplemented by the University’s & RISD’s cross-disciplinary offerings. There is even a unique course for writing in the immersive 3D artificial environment of a ‘Cave.’ These residential graduate positions would also suit relatively mature digital literary artists wanting to develop new work in a supportive environment while acquiring a new qualification. In Spring 2011, the University’s all-new Granoff Center for the Creative Arts will open. Faculty devoted to Electronic Writing at Brown include Professors John Cayley and Robert Coover.

Information on admissions: brown.edu/Departments/Literary_Arts/