n.b. Keep in mind that some of this schedule could change throughout the quarter. However, if anything changes I’ll be sure to give you plenty of advance notice.
Tuesdays we will meet as a group on Zoom; Thursdays you will work independently.
Workshops for Thursday will be posted immediately after Tuesday’s class, to the Workshops page.
|Thu 1 Apr||Introductions|
|Tue 6 Apr||The Story of Your Life (clips from Arrival)|
|by Thu 8 Apr||Workshop: Stop Sign|
|Tue 13 Apr||The Staple of News, Acts I-III|
|by Thu 15 Apr||Workshop: How Books are Made|
|Tue 20 Apr||The Staple of News, Acts IV & V|
|by Thu 22 Apr||Workshop: EEBO, XML, & Digital Editing|
|Tue 27 Apr||Areopagitica, The Narrative of Frederick Douglas Ch. 1, 6, & 7|
|by Thu 29 Apr||Workshop: Networks|
|Tue 4 May||Dickinson poems, When Novels Were Bad for You, Sea and Spar Between|
|by Thu 6 May||No Workshop, work on midterm|
|Mon 10 May||Midterm Essay Due|
|Tue 11 May||Selections from Americanah and from Algorithms of Oppression|
|by Thu 13 May||Workshop: Text as Interface|
|Tue 18 May||Station Eleven|
|by Thu 20 May||Workshop: Poetry chatbot|
|Tue 25 May||Station Eleven, more from Algorithms of Oppression|
|by Thu 27 May||Workshop: Building a search engine|
|Tue 1 June||Lightning Presentations and Wrap-Up|
|by Thu 3 June||Workshop: Work on your Final Projects (meet w/ me individually)|
Most of our course materials will be PDFs (posted to the Files section of canvas), or links shared in the schedule above. For your own convenience, and to make our longer readings easier, you may consider purchasing the two books listed below. However, having physical copies of these is not a prerequisite for the class: if you can’t get these books for any reason, simply let me know, and we’ll work it out.
- Ben Jonson The Staple of News (ISBN 9780719059063)
- Emily St. John Mandel Station Eleven (ISBN 0804172447)