- Course Number: ENGL 197
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- Advisory Enrollment Information:
This course cannot be repeated and is limited to upper-division English majors only.
- Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 197
- Quarter: Winter 2022
How do we interpret works that are composed of complex media forms — from illuminated manuscripts to interactive media? Conversely, how can we use media to create new forms of literary criticism? To explore this question fully, we will take a long and broad view on multimedia, considering examples from the colonial era printing press as well as 1960s graphic design, as well as graphic novels, computer programs, video games, and some consideration of Powerpoint as a rhetorical (and artistic) medium. The class includes a collaborative and a creative component, independent research, and group work. Students may also participate in choosing and developing short units, with past examples including podcasts, music videos, and social video.
Students will be asked to do a project that acquaints them with some of the resources of the library and results in their reading beyond the primary course materials.