ENGL 693 (01) - Special Topics in Literature

Special Topics in Literature

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 14732
A) Old English Literature, B) Medieval Literature, C) 16th Century, D) 17th Century, E) 18th Century, F) English Romantic Period, G) Victorian Period, H) 20th Century, I) Drama, J) Novel, K) Poetry, L) Nonfiction, M) American Literature, N) A Literary Problem, O) Literature of the Renaissance, R) Race and Racial Theories. The precise topics and methods of each section vary. Barring duplication of subject, course may be repeated for credit. For details, see course descriptions available in the English department. (Not offered every year.) Special fee on some topics. Writing intensive.
Section Comments: Satisfies DH requirement for English TBD majors in Fall 2021 Topic: Digital Literature
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to 2 times.
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Melinda White

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm HS 336
Additional Course Details: 

FA21 Detailed Course Information: 

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 multiple genres of 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 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 includes a course blog for responses to the texts we are reading and will provide hands-on exploration of various digital platforms each week, leading to students choosing the medium for their final digital project.

In Fall 2021 this course satisfies the DH (Digital Humanities) requirement for English: TBD majors.