COMPLIT 750 - Seminar: Topics in Comparative Literature
Section: 001 Media: Materiality, History, Theory
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Whatever the long-term epistemological effect of the “Digital Revolution,” this much is clear: now print is not the, but rather a medium for written language, and with print’s demotion comes a heightened awareness in world textual communities of the relation between language and its technological supports and, by extension, between language and materiality. This seminar aims to direct that heightened awareness of language with materiality into a shared investigation of media theory and the history of the western book. We’ll engage topics theoretical, disciplinary, and historical, addressing questions like: What is the relation between ideas and the media cultures in which they’re born and circulate? How do we think about and theorize material cultural practices? What are the ways that scholarly work articulates the materiality of its material — and its own materiality?

COMPLIT 750 - Seminar: Topics in Comparative Literature
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001 (SEM)
W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
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ISBN: 0374104093
Annihilation, Author: Jeff VanderMeer., Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux First Edit 2014
ISBN: 9780226532554
Critical terms for media studies, Author: edited by W.J.T. Mitchell and Mark Hansen., Publisher: The University of Chicago Press 2010
ISBN: 9780802077073
Scribes and illuminators, Author: Christopher@De Hamel., Publisher: Univ. of Toronto Press Repr. 1994
ISBN: 1136763600
Making : Archaeology, anthropology, art and architecture, Author: Ingold, Tim, 1948-, Publisher: Routledge 2010
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