Electronic Literature
Digital Media and Digital Cultures/Digital Media Aesthetics
Scott Rettberg
University of Bergen
This course is a wide-ranging survey of the developing field of digital media, with particular focus on the intersection of technology and literature, on genres of writing developed specifically for the computer and for the network. Readings will include contextualizing historical essays from The New Media Reader, hypertext and kinetic poetry on the web, interactive fiction, interactive drama, computer games, and essays from Second Person: Role Playing and Story in Games and Playable Media and New Media Poetics: Contexts, Technotexts, and Theories.