The acceleration of growth in technology and the advent of the internet has provided writers with various new avenues to explore literature. This course aims to view various “exploitations” of technology to produce stories, and what this means in terms of what a book is. We will explore this through definition, examples, and analysis—a hearty combination of both reading and writing. While many humanities based classes look at numerous writings throughout time and space, undergraduate courses specifically focused on electronic literature and the use of technology to create new forms of literature are few and far between; this course aims to somewhat help this gap. For any student with an appreciation for literature, technology, innovation and more, this course will provide something exciting and satisfactory.
There will be readings each week. Students should plan to complete all readings for the week, as well as submit a short (1-2 sentence) response regarding said readings, before the beginning of class--these count towards the participation grade. Participation is also counted through attendance and interaction during class. Attendance is a vital component of the class, but students are allowed two absences throughout the semester. There will also be two short (1-2 page) responses and one slightly longer (~3 page) response assigned over the semester, which also factor into the final grade. The breakdown is as follows: 40% participation, 20% 1st essay, 20% second essay, 20% last essay.
For any other questions, please refer to the syllabus at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d9HAFmTTgfcNmrUyAUijYPBx0bRNRiB0n-E2HZo2MDM/edit?usp=sharing
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