Prof. Alex Saum-Pascual is offering a new, groundbreaking course for the Spring 2016 semester! This upper-division undergraduate course epitomizes digital humanities – literary analysis alongside basic programming skills and DH tools and methods!
Sp. 135.3 and NWMEDIA 190-001: Electronic Literature: A Critical Writing and Making Course
TuTh 12:30-2, 122 Barrows
Are you an artist? A poet? What about a hacker? Do you think computers are cool? Join us this Spring in the first UC Berkeley undergraduate course on Electronic Literature!
Trying to bridge the gap between artists and critics, this exciting course engages in the critical making of digital literature together with the writing of scholarly essays on related topics. “Electronic Literature: A Critical Writing & Making Course” is a hybrid class that combines humanities literary analysis with the teaching of digital tools and resources through practical, hands-on work.
Throughout the semester you will learn how to talk and write about E-Lit (e.g. hypertext narratives, kinetic poetry, automatic generators, social media fictions, chatterbots… and many, many more!), learning specific terminology and theoretical frameworks for its analysis. Further, you will also gain the skills to hack, remix, and build your own digital poems and stories in a collaborative workshop setting. Apart from working in the classroom and labs, final projects will be showcased in the electronic literature exhibit: No Legacy || Literatura Electrónica (Doe Library) from March to August 2016. Show the world what you can do!!
[No prior technical knowledge is necessary to take this class, but knowledge of Spanish is required. Non-Spanish majors/minors can opt to be evaluated in English, but instruction will be delivered in Spanish. Spanish majors and minors will complete their assignments in Spanish]