Category: Courses

2010-2011: Winter Quarter

English 146DR: Literature of Technology: Distracted Reading (Instructor: Rita Raley) It is a cliché universally acknowledged that we (where “we” means, variously, the Twitter generation, the Millennial generation, participants in the Network Society) no longer read, or if we do read,

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2010-2011: Fall Quarter

English 165MC: Topics in Literature: Media Culture (Instructor: William Warner) The American 20th century was marked by the development of successive waves of new media for communication and entertainment. At the same time, cultural critics developed theories to explain, shape, and

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2009-2010: Spring Quarter

English 147: Media History and Theory (instructor: Kris McAbee) At its core, this course is about issues of accessibility. What unique opportunities do new media offer for our access to early modern texts? How does our use of new technologies affect

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2009-2010: Winter Quarter

English 147: Media History and Theory: Social Media (instructor: Rita Raley) Our topic for the term is social media, with a particular emphasis on issues of work, affect, and community. We will think about ideologies of individualism (neoliberalism, “bowling alone”) and

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2009-2010: Fall Quarter

English 146EL: Literature of Technology: Electronic Literature (Instructor: Rita Raley) This course will consider literature for which the computer is both the composition and the delivery medium. What formal, generic, and aesthetic properties can we see in texts written in production

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2008-2009: Spring Quarter

English 10LC: Introduction to Literary Study–Information (and) Technology in Literature (instructor: Bola C. King). This course will provide an introduction to the study of literature by pursing questions of genre, form, and theory. We will investigate ideas on the nature of

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2008-2009: Winter Quarter

English 10LC: Introduction to Literary Study–Fakeries and Forgeries: Crying Wolf(instructor: Jeffrey Beckstrand). In addition to literary form, genre and method, this course seeks to examine the manner in which fictions are faked, forged, counterfeited and otherwise conceived: From “forging in

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2008-2009: Fall Quarter

English 10LC: Introduction to Literary Study–Serial Media (instructor: Charlotte Becker). This course will explore practices of serialization beginning with the innovative phenomenon of 19th-century serial fiction, and will extend to analyses of the ways that various media—including radio, television, and the

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