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