Spring 2015
ENGL 6277: Problems in Literary Criticism
M 4:00 - 6:00 HS 343 - Seminar Room
M C Morgan - HS 314 - - @mcmorgan
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Public Learning Gaols

Required Codices

New Media Poetics: Contexts, Technotexts, and Theories (Leonardo Book Series) Paperback – September 18, 2009
by Adalaide Morris (Editor), Thomas Swiss  (Editor) ISBN-13: 978-0262513388  ISBN-10: 0262513382

Reading Moving Letters: Digital Literature in Research and Teaching. A Handbook (Media Upheavals)Paperback – February 5, 2010 by Roberto Simanowski (Editor) ISBN-13: 978-3837611304  ISBN-10: 3837611302

Digital Modernism: Making It New in New Media (Modernist Literature & Culture) Paperback – January 31, 2014
by Jessica Pressman  (Author) ISBN-13: 978-0199937103  ISBN-10: 0199937109

Other texts online as assigned or recommended.

Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary (WARD PHILLIPS LECTUR) Paperback – March 1, 2008
by N. Katherine Hayles (Author) ISBN-13: 978-0268030858 ISBN-10: 0268030855 Edition: 1st

Bring a computer or tablet to class each week.


Weekly Pre-Processing


Weekly Post-Processing

Until When

date is not Apr 27

Possible Projects

The Weeks

For 2 Feb


For 26 Jan

For 9 Feb

For 16 Feb

For chap 6: Coda

For 23 Feb

Update 22 Feb 2015: Class cancelled for 23 Feb. Use the time to read-review and research-update.

Update on reading digital literature: If your computer slows down or the fans come on when you're reading some of the literature, it's benign. Some Flash productions demand a lot of computing power. Bear with it. Be patient. There's nothing wrong.

For 2 Mar

From Simanowski, et al, Reading Moving Letters

For 16 Mar

Some works mentioned in the reading
Supplemental Reading

for 23 Mar


Supplemental reading

for 30 Mar

Apr 6

Apr 13

Apr 20


Apr 27

Present projects. Sign up.


I'd like to put your work for the project online as examples of what we're doing in lit crit and the Digital Humanities. I'll add links to this page for the semester. Then over this summer, I'll be posting them to the nascent Digital Humanities Hub.

If your work lives online already, email me the appropriate urls. If you're submitting documents, I'll convert them to PDF or html and post them on the server. (Links included in a Word doc will work online.)

And finally, Course Evaluation

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