ENGL 146EL - Spring 2008, 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 environments such as Flash? What are the central issues and questions for the field of electronic literature as a whole? What are its links to print-based experimental writing practices? After some consideration of precursors to hypertext and the first generation of hypertext authors and critics, we will continue to map out a brief history of electronic literature and move to studying some of the most technically and intellectually compelling works on the web. Toward the end of the term, we will expand our study of screen-based literature to think about literature beyond the screen as well (e.g. SMS texts & performances and GPS writing). Texts and themes that we will study include print hypertexts, combinatorial writing, interactive fiction and text adventure games, experimental narrative, visual poetry, new media poetics, codework, and 3D writing.
GE Area G | Writing Requirement | LCI Specialization
Transcriptions studio hours, Spring 2008
Wednesday: 9-11, 1:45-3:45