Literature in Electronic and Printed Media
(Irodalom az elektronikus és a nyomtatott sajtóban) in spring 2015
, Thu 10:00–11:30
seminar, 30 h/term; strong prereq: ANG-001
description & set texts
This course will focus on special features of printed or web based publications as they become apparent in their approach to literature. Topics for class will include the scope of discussion (what is considered literature) through the modes of presentation (medium, language, format, editorial control, censorship, attitudes expressed and implied), to the role of readership (assumed or actual). Selected examples will be discussed from printed magazines and scholarly publications (TLS, The AnaChronisT) to websites (old and new, such as http://www.theparisreview.org
), including Hungarian examples for comparison, if you like (Buksz, http://www.prae.hu/
). You are expected to do research, to compare and discuss what you find and to try your hand at writing in the styles and formats you explored.
requirements & assessment
Regular and active participation in class; a presentation (20 minutes) on one of the topics for class discussion; short home assignments or in-class tests, if necessary; a critical essay (2000 words or 12000 characters including spaces or 6-7 typed pages, double spaced, Times New Roman 12 pt) focusing on a literary work intended for a specific medium or readership, to be submitted by 13 April (for students submitting their degree theses that week the deadline will be 27 April).