Cybernetic Screen Fictions
This course will explore the convergence of twentieth-first century narrative and
technology. We’ll look at the ways in which the novel has enlarged and redefined its
territory of representation and its range of technique and play, while maintaining
its viability in the new media ecology. Through theories of cybernetics, we’ll be
analyzing the relationship between print texts and electronic media, including novels
incorporating technology, films engaging the interface between human and machine,
and digital storytelling. We’ll engage in media-specific analysis, which attends
to the specificity of form as well as to citations and imitations of one medium in
another, and finish the course by producing critical or creative technotexts that
engage with the interface between written work and screen technologies.
For more information on when this course will be offered next, see the current course catalog.
If this course is not listed, contact Matthew Holtmeier.