Special Topics in Literature
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|8/30/2021||12/13/2021||TR||2:10pm - 3:30pm||HS 336|
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.