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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NMDC 431 - New Media and Literature (3 credits)

(=ENGL 431 ) (Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102 , or ENGL 211  and one other 200 level ENGL course) This class will explore the future (and past) of literature in the digital age. We will begin with some historical examples of hypertext, (that is, in its original meaning, text that goes “beyond” or “above” the limitations of the written word) from Heracliltus, Dante, early modern broadsides, Blake, and Woolf. The second part of the class will be dedicated to encounters with the literature and criticism of New Media. We will conclude with some pre-professional preparation designed to make English majors aware of the changing textual landscape of their discipline.