Special Topics in Literature
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|1/21/2020||5/4/2020||TR||3:40pm - 5:00pm||HS 336|
Digital Literature As literature and literary analysis move into the digital age, we look to apply traditional literary components and analysis, as well as expand and shift these to fit electronic literature and other multimodal texts. This course will bring together theory, analysis, and production through the in-depth study of multimodal literacies, digital rhetoric, and electronic literature. Students will gain an understanding of multimodal affordances, media theory, and the analysis of more complex digital works, including immersive and embodied narrative spaces, such as installation art and augmented and virtual realities. The course will center around the medium as message, and how “digital born” texts rely on multimodal affordances to convey their meaning; students will discuss and consider how and why author/composers utilize multiple modes, informing their own media choices. This course would allow for more advanced projects: in-depth video essays, map projects, hypertext pieces, potentially even off-screen projects like projected installation or virtual reality work.
In Spring 2020 this course fulfills a "DH"/Digital Humanities requirement for English/TBD Majors.