John Cayley, Professor of Literary Arts
Office Location: Room 230 - 70 Brown St.
Phone: (401) 863 3966
Spring 2014 courses
LITR 1010G.S01 - Cave Writing
LITR1230J.S01 - Writing: Material Differences
John Cayley has practiced as a poet, translator, publisher, and bookdealer, and all these activities have often intersected with his training in Chinese culture and language. Links to his internationally recognized writing innet-worked and programmable media are at http://programmatology.shadoof.net.
His last printed book of poems, adaptations and translations was Ink Bamboo. Cayley was the winner of the Electronic Literature Organization's Award for Poetry 2001 (www.eliterature.org). He has taught at a number of universities in the United Kingdom, and was an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of English, Royal Holloway College, University of London. In the United States, he has previously taught or directed research at the University of California San Diego and at Brown (2003 and 2005). His most recent work explores ambient poetics in programmable media and writing in immersive VR, with parallel theoretical interventions concerning the role of code in writing and the temporal properties of textuality. (Related links are also available at the shadoof site.)
Course and other information about writing digital media at Brown:
Visit John Cayley at http://programmatology.shadoof.net/