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Week 1
6.4

Monday


1. Review of Syllabus and class format.

2. Register students on wiki and twitter.

3. Discuss Critical Readings:

Strickland, Stephanie. Born Digital. Poetry.org
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/article/182942

Coover, Robert. “The End of Books” <Eres> and online
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:oz_DfH9DC88J:www.nytimes.com/books/98/09/27/specials/coover-end.html+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=ubuntu




4. Discuss E Lit Works

What do these suggest about reading strategies for Elit?
In what ways do we feel prepared to interpret and enjoy such works based on our training in print literature?
How do these works correspond with Strickland's outline?

Joyce, Michael. Twelve Blue. ELC
http://collection.eliterature.org/1/works/joyce__twelve_blue.html

Clar, David. “88 Constellations for Wittgenstein”
http://collection.eliterature.org/2/works/clark_wittgenstein.html

Clifford, Allison. “The Sweet Old Etc.”
http://collection.eliterature.org/2/works/clifford_the_sweet_old_etcetera.html



6/5
Tuesday

6.5
Hypertext



Jackson, Shelly. My Body. ELCv1
http://collection.eliterature.org/1/works/jackson__my_body_a_wunderkammer.html



Rosenberg, Jim. Diagrams.
http://collection.eliterature.org/1/works/rosenberg__diagrams_6_4_and_10.html



Hayles. Electronic Literature. Chap. 1. E Lit What Is It (also online)
http://eliterature.org/pad/elp.html



Baldwin, Sandy. “A Poem is a Machine to Think With” <Web>
http://pmc.iath.virginia.edu/text-only/issue.103/13.2baldwin.txt


1. Sample MSA
Discussion of Jackson

2. Discussion of Rosenberg
How does the "structure" of hypertext translate to poetry?
How do the navigation and layering of Rosenberg's interface create a readerly experience?
What significance does it have for "authorship" that Rosenberg programmed this interface for his poems?


3. Discussion of Hayles, Ch 1

4. Organizational


6/6

Class Outline


1.
MSA
Spece
C. Wilks' "Tailspin"
Wilks MSA
2. Discussion of Landow
CAP

Jemayne King
Landow, George. “Reconfiguring the Text” from _Hypertext 3.0
King, Jemayne

3. Discussion of Carpenter: In Absentia

4. Discussion of Coover: Voyage

5. Meida Experiment Tools
http://iupengl771-summer-2012.wikispaces.com/Media+Experiment+Tools



Readings for Today

6.6
Hypertext



Carpenter, J. R. In Absentia.
http://collection.eliterature.org/2/works/carpenter_inabsentia.html



Coover, Roderick. Voyage Into the Unknown.
http://collection.eliterature.org/2/works/coover_voyage_into_the_unknown.html



Landow, George. “Reconfiguring the Text” from _Hypertext 3.0_ <ERes>
http://sherwoodweb.org/students/engl771871Su2012/secure/



Coover, Robert. Literary Hypertext: The Passing of the Golden Age.
http://nickm.com/vox/golden_age.html

Other Materials of Interest

There are several available hypertext authoring systems, some free.


6/7
1. Inanimate Alice Discussion
MSA
Rochelle Spencer
Inanimate Alice
Spencer MSA

2. Janet Murray Discussion
Jose Otero
CAP "From Game-Story to Cyberdrama"
Jose Otero
3. Hayles Ch 2 Discussion

4. Bouchardon Discussion



Assigned Readings


4
6.7
Hypertext



Pullinger. Inanimate Alice ELC v1
http://collection.eliterature.org/1/works/pullinger_babel__inanimate_alice_episode_1_china.html



Bouchardon et al. 12 Labors of the Internet User.
http://www.the12labors.com/



Hayles. Intermediation. Chap. 2. <EL>




Murray, From Game-Story <FP> pp. 2-11
http://www.electronicbookreview.com/thread/firstperson/autodramatic

Week 2

6/11 -

Class Plan


1. Presentation and discussion of Morris
CAP
Dawn Sparks
Adelaide Morris-Chapter 1 NMP
Sparks, Debra D.

2. Discussion of Memmot and Stefans
These two works received early critical attention. What aspects of Lexis to Perplexia lend themselves to critical analysis? Why do you think this work began to convince some scholars of the feasibility and serious of digital literature? Stefans' work draws from the traditions of visual and concrete poetry. How does this lineage become a part of digital literature? Does this kind of animation reflect "born-digital" aesthetics or do you see its relation to print experimentalism as more prominent?

3. A new work
MSA
Eden Hade
"Fitting the Pattern" Christine Wilks
Wilks MSA
4. The Memex
If for many years, our images of the mind found correlates in the book or the library, Vannevar Bush's conceptualization of the memex anticipates the web and "personal" computers, as well as suggesting some of the political/ideological and perhaps psychological considerations at the intersection between human, languages, and technology. What parts of the memex seem plausible? In what ways has the memex been realized? What are the links with literature?


Overview
6.11
Kinetic, Screen



Memmot, Talan. Lexia to Perplexia.
http://collection.eliterature.org/1/works/memmott__lexia_to_perplexia.html



Stefans, Brian. The Dreamlife of Letters.
http://collection.eliterature.org/1/works/stefans__the_dreamlife_of_letters.html



Morris, Adalaide. “New Media Poetics: As we may think” <NMP>




Bush, Vannevar. “As We May Think [Memex]” <web
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1969/12/as-we-may-think/3881/



6/12-
Day Plan:
1. Presentation (15 min)
MSA
Jose Otero
Kate Pullinger & Chris Joseph: Flight Paths
Jose MSA





2. Hayles
CAP
Liz Jacoby
Hayles: Chapter 3, The Body and the Machine
Jacoby, Elizabeth
3. YHChang
Discussion of how this minimalist / cinematic aesthetic works (or fails). Analyze the interplay between screen-space, words, visual pacing, and music. What would it be like to just the text from such a work?


4. Babel and Escha
Perhaps prefiguring the mashup, this "versus" piece involves collaboration and commentary on the banal in the urban. Perhaps the text plays a less significant role than in YHChang. Is it, nonetheless, aesthetically effective? Why or why not? (Let's temporarily set aside the question of whether it is literature as opposed to new media art etc.)

Assigned Texts:
Time Based/Visual



Last Days of Betty Nkomo <web> and one other piece from yhchang
http://www.yhchang.com/BETTY_NKOMO.html



Babel and Escha. Urbanalities. ELCv1
http://collection.eliterature.org/1/works/babel_escha__urbanalities.html








Hayles., Chap. 3 <EL>


6/13-
1.
CAP
Sarah Young
Hayles Chapter 4
Young CAP

2. Bigelow
Consider Bigelow as a narrative artist incorporating elements of indeterminacy, interactivity, and visuality. Consider the title of his website: webyarns.com. How do his works compare to pieces by Wilks or Pullinger? Are we in the same domain? What audiences is he addressing? What would we call this sub-genre? Recall Bigelow's worry about "industrial" digital literature. Relevant?

3.
MSA
AGEason
The Last Performance: Shape and Content
Morrissey

4. Huth
To what extent can visual e-poetry raise our awareness of an omnimpresent visuality in textual media that, while arguably inaugurated by print has also been downplayed by standarization? In what ways does Huth exploit visuality qua visuality, in what ways does he explore the intermediation of the digital?




Assigned Works:
Bigelow, Alan. Brainstrips and one other piece from Webyarns
http://www.webyarns.com/brainstrips.html

Huth, Geoff. Endemic Battle Collage
http://collection.eliterature.org/2/works/huth_endemic_battle_collage.html
Hayles., CHap 4. <EL>



6/14-

Schedule


1.
MSA
Jessica G.
Annie Abrahams's "Separation..."
Jessica G. MSA
2. Bill Seaman
CAP
Angela Aliff
Approaches to Interactive Text and Recombinant Poetics
Angela's CAP

3. Recombinant / Text Generation
Ault, Chris. Hot Air. || http://www.talespin.com/hotair/project.html ||

Wilde, Nanette. Story Land ELC || http://collection.eliterature.org/1/works/wylde__storyland.html

4. Kinds of Generativity
Funkhouser, Chris. “ Text Generation” Prehistoric Digital Poetry <ERes ||

Glazier, Loss. “Io Sono at Swoons” <NMP> || http://vimeo.com/12954084 http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/glazier/java/iowa/ ||


Assigned Texts


Ault, Chris. Hot Air. || http://www.talespin.com/hotair/project.html ||

Wilde, Nanette. Story Land ELC || http://collection.eliterature.org/1/works/wylde__storyland.html



Seaman. Interactive Text and Recombinant...” <FP> p. 227- || http://www.electronicbookreview.com/thread/firstperson/languagevehicle ||

Week 3
6/18-
6/19-
6/20-
6/21-
6/22- Friday Class

Week 4
Monday 6/25
Schedule:
1.
MSA
Liz Jacoby
K. Michel and Dirk Vis Ah
Jacoby, Elizabeth
2.
CAP
Jessica G.
Janet Murray's "Immersion" from _Hamlet on the Holodeck_
Jessica G. CAP


3.
Walker. How I was played <FP> p. 302- http://www.electronicbookreview.com/thread/firstperson/signed-

4.
Munroe, Jim. Everybody Dies. http://collection.eliterature.org/2/works/munroe_everybodydies.html

5.
Manovich, Lev. from _The Language of New Media_ <ERes>
http://sherwoodweb.org/students/engl771871Su2012/secure/
Tuesday 6/26
1. Pat's MSA - Facade
http://collection.eliterature.org/2/works/mateas_facade.html

2. Joe Spece - CAP- J. Cayley's "Time Code Language" -
http://iupengl771-summer-2012.wikispaces.com/Spece%2C+Joseph

3.
Poundstone. Project for Tachistcope http://collection.eliterature.org/1/works/poundstone__project_for_tachistoscope_bottomless_pit.html
Poundstone. Bottle imps. http://www.williampoundstone.net/Bottle.html
Poundstone, William. “Three Proposals for Bottle Imps <NMP>

4.Johnson, David. “Pomo” http://readingrebooted.iupdhc.org/node/11
Wednesday 6/27
1.
CAP Kenny Harmon Camille Utterback: "Unusual Positions" Harmon, Kenny R.

2. MSA Jemayne King "Golpe de Gracia" Jamie Alejandro Rodriguez
http://collection.eliterature.org/2/works/rodriguez_golpedegracia.html Jemayne King MSA

3. Goldsmith, Kenneth.
How does the "defrocking" and redistribution Goldsmith posits as a characteristic of (/consequence of ) digitization of analog content relate to the practice that informs Goldsmith's own piece? Book Exhibit

4.
Beguilman -

Required Readings:
Goldsmith, Kenneth. Solioquoy. ELC http://collection.eliterature.org/1/works/goldsmithsoliloquy.html
Beguilman. Code Movie One. http://collection.eliterature.org/1/works/beiguelman__code_movie_1.html
Goldsmith, Kenneth. “The Bride Stripped Bare” <NMP>
Beiguelman, Giselle. “Nomadic Poetry” <NMP>
Utterback. “Unusual Positions” <FP> p. 218- http://www.electronicbookreview.com/thread/firstperson/multitiered
Thursday 6/28
Schedule
1. MSA Jesse Ulmer Loyer, "Chroma" Jesse's MSA

2. MSA Joe Nelis Baldwin, "New Word Order: Basra" Joe's MSA

3. CAP Ry McGinnis Nelson: "Poecube2"

4.Strickland and Lawson:
Strickland and Lawson. Vniverse. Web. http://www.cynthialawson.com/vniverse/
Strickland and Lawson, “Vniverse” <NMP>

5. Perloff, Marjorie. “Screening the Page”<NMP>



Assigned Readings
Strickland and Lawson. Vniverse. Web. http://www.cynthialawson.com/vniverse/

Nelson, Jason. Poecube2 http://readingrebooted.iupdhc.org/node/12

Nelson, Jason. DreamPhage. ELCv1 http://collection.eliterature.org/1/works/nelson__dreamaphage.html

Perloff, Marjorie. “Screening the Page”<NMP>

Strickland and Lawson, “Vniverse” <NMP>

Week 5
7/2-
7/3-