This course examines electronic literature (literature created on the computer to be read on the computer) assessing how this emergent literary form affects the way we read, study, and understand literature. It situates digital literature within literary history, examining connections to print narrative, concrete poetry, OULIPO constraint-driven experiments, and other lineages. Students will also consider the genre as a form possessing computer-driven aesthetics - such as speed, animation, and multimodal semiotics - that produce different literary effects and reading practices. See the Department of English website for the focus of the course in a specific term.
45 credits of 100-level or higher coursework including 6 credits of 100 or 200-level ENGL