ENGL295 - Literature in a Wired World
An introduction to the changing nature of books, texts, and narrative in the Information Age. Students will explore the role of the book in relation to other media, the history of computers and writing, the influence of computing on contemporary literature and culture, and emerging forms of digital narrative and reading. Class texts will range from traditional print novels to contemporary electronic fiction and poetry. Students may also learn a number of technical literacies. As an online course, students will interact with the instructor and each other via Canvas Instructure and a class blog. No prior technical knowledge is expected or assumed, but an interest in working with digital technology (i.e. computers and portable devices) is a must. Major assignments for the course will include regular participation on the class blog and a final digital project of the student's choosing.Credit will be granted for only one of the following: ENGL278W or ENGL295. Formerly ENGL278W