Literature in the Age of the Internet

Dr. Alexandra Glavanakova
Lectures: 30

This course aims at examining the interrelation between literature and the new digital technologies. The focus is on the revolutionary transition of fiction from page to screen in this “late age of print.” Among the themes to be discussed are the problems of authorship; the various modes of electronic literature (hypertext, multi-media, computer-generated text); the pedagogical application of computer games and software products, such as NetLogo and the Ivanhoe Game; the writing and reception of electronic literature; the various methodological approaches to analyzing electronic literature; issues of interactivity and immersion in reader-reception.  The critical analysis will be performed on samples of on-line databases of web-based literature, as well as on texts included in academic CD-ROMs and DVDs.

– Class participation: 25%
– Assignments: 25%
– Term project: 50 %

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