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Summer 2019


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English Literature (ENG)
118 Prince Lucien Campbell, 541-346-3911
College of Arts & Sciences
9 - Low cost (less than $50) for class textbook materials.
Course Data
  ENG 250   Lit & Digital Culture >1 4.00 cr.
This course will focus on the intersection of digital culture and literary studies. Students will learn how to use digital tools to study literature. Simultnaeously, they will use literary analysis approaches to study contemporary digital culture.
Grading Options: Graded for all students
Instructor: Simnitt EE-mail Office:   301E Tykeson Hall
Phone:   (541) 346-3517
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  42488 15 40 - mtwrfsu
00 WEB Simnitt E 9
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
July 23:   Add this course
July 23:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded)
July 25:   Last day to change to or from audit
July 25:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
July 29:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
July 31:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
August 8:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
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Expanded Course Description
What happens when digital tools meet literary studies? What can the digital turn in literary studies help us to understand about literary history, language, aesthetics, form, cultural networks, adaptation, rhetoric, and the transmission of the written word? In this course you’ll learn how to use digital tools to read and analyze literature. At the same time, we will focus on the ways that literary analysis can help us to evaluate the power and limits of reading with digital tools. This course will give you an opportunity to learn how to use digital tools to create word clouds, social networks, maps, and digital publishing platforms used in literary analysis. The course will also emphasize the significance of the historical traditions of knowledge production on which digital practices depend and from which they have emerged. Therefore, this course focuses on both the study of digital culture as an object of analysis and as a methodology for studying literary works in new ways. Designed to satisfy Arts and Letter group requirements.
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