One among Many: The Status of Literature in the Age of Digital Culture – Seminar on the 23rd of March

We all received Maria’s email about the upcoming seminar on the 23rd (at 1pm in room C413A), so you all know that Michael Joyce and Jay Bolter will be the two guests participating in the seminar. I think it is extremely interesting that we have the opportunity to meet one of the authors that we’ve been studying and especially a seminal one in the field of electronic literature such as Michael Joyce.

Past events of this kind have always been very positive experiences. Bolter’s lecture (for the 2nd year students) about Ludology and Narratology made me so interested in the subject that I ended up writing my essay on it, that was very fruitful since I didn’t know what to write about until the day before (OK, is this too personal?). I did really enjoy when J.R. Carpenter visited BTH as well. She presented her book “Words the Dog Knows”, and various works from her website. I’ll recommend the first year students to check it out, if they have never heard of J.R., because there is a lot of good stuff to read and navigate for all you new LCDM-ers.

Above all I do believe that guest lectures are enhancing learning experiences and I would propose this blog to be also a tool for us to promote, discuss and (why not?) come out with ideas on who we would like to invite as a guest lecturer in LCDM. I’m sure teachers would love to hear our opinion on that, whether it will or will not be possible to realize.

More information about Jay Bolter and Michael Joyce: here and here.

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~ by Marco on March 12, 2010.

One Response to “One among Many: The Status of Literature in the Age of Digital Culture – Seminar on the 23rd of March”

  1. I do hope that you all take a chance to see these two “grand ol’ guys” in action tomorrow. It is easy to forget how visionary their work was when they started thinking about what became the authoring software Storyspace and hypertext/ fiction. The hyperlinked informational space we now take for granted (i.e. the internet) was not in place, yet they both saw potentialities for writing, reading, and, indeed, thinking through new media forms.
    It will be very interesting to see what they have to say now, almost two decades later. And I hope you will ask many challenging questions.

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