The segment from my study which I intend on conducting via an adaptation of Prendergast’s method is my own Literature Review. Here, I will create a collection of found poems whose content is the euphony of established works of interstitial literature, research, practice and theoretical perspectives related to the cross-methodological approaches taken in the main examination of New Media and MMO situated poetry. The resulting vignettes of poetry will become material for a separate publication, and in the form of a collection of interstitial poems. My concern is that I am not certain if publishing the poems in traditional print would be justified and if I should consider, instead, a digital platform or even a hybrid platform (and which one), to remain in the same vein as the digitally-born poetry examined in my study.
Subsequently, the second segment, then, that I wanted to present is data gathering and synthesising. Language / tokens from relevant community websites, social media, and popular articles will be sampled together with poetic text using a concordancer to determine word frequency. The results will be further measured against regional and global news report tokens sampled from WebCorp Live. While I don’t, at this point, find anything particularly problematic with this two step approach, I am curious if there might exist a more effective corpus tool than WebCorp, and / or a tool in existence that has actually been designed to measure tokens from digital environments.
Prendergast, M. (2006). Found Poetry as Literature Review: Research Poems on Audience and Performance. Qualitative Inquiry, 12(2), 369-388.
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