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S10-ENG465 Reading Schedule

Page history last edited by Brian Croxall 10 years, 6 months ago

Reading Schedule

 

Jan. 7 Th     Introductions, Syllabus

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Unit 1: Understanding Media

 

Jan. 12 T    McLuhan, excerpts from Gutenberg Galaxy in Essential McLuhan (packet), Read the 11 sections that start with the following subheadings:

  1. The interiorization of the technology... (I'm going to use short versions of the subtitles)
  2. Schizophrenia may be a necessary consequence of literacy
  3. Does the interiorization of media...
  4. Civilization gives the barbarian or tribal man...
  5. The new electronic interdependence...
  6. Literacy affects the physiology as well...
  7. Why non-literate societies cannot...
  8. A theory of cultural change is impossible...
  9. The twentieth century encounter...
  10. Current concern...
  11. The alphabet is an aggressive...

 

Jan. 14 Th    McLuhan, excerpts from Understanding Media in Essential McLuhan (packet)

“Introduction” and “The Medium is the Message,” 149-161

“The Gadget Lover: Narcissus as Narcosis”

“Hybrid Energy,” 174-179

“Is It Natural…,” 180-182   

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Jan. 19 T    Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49, Chapters 1-2

 

Jan. 21 Th    The Crying of Lot 49, Chapters 3-4

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Jan. 26 T    The Crying of Lot 49, Chapters 5-6

 

Jan. 28 Th    Rucker, The Hacker and the Ants, 1-156

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Feb. 2 T    The Hacker and the Ants, 157-308

 

Unit 2: The Desert of the Real

 

Feb. 4 Th    Baudrillard, The Gulf War Did Not Take Place

“The Gulf War will not take place,” pages 23-28

“The Gulf War: is it really taking place,” out of a total of 38 sections, read the following: 1-4, 6-7, 12-16, 20-21, 23, 25-26, 28, 32, 35, 38

“The Gulf War did not take place,” out of a total of 23 sections, read the following: 1, 8, 17-18, 21, 23

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Feb. 9 T    Virilio, excerpts from Desert Screen (packet)

        “The Squared Horizon,” 16-20

        “Interview,” 31-34

         Borges, “Garden of Forking Paths” (on wiki)

 

Feb. 11 Th    Stuart Moulthrop, Victory Garden, reading highlights TBA (read at least 2 hours)

                    Don't forget these tips for reading Victory Garden

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Feb. 16 T    Victory Garden (read for at least 2 hours)

 

Feb. 18 Th   Victory Garden (read for at least 2 hours)

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Feb. 23 T    Rose, “Secret Websites, Coded Messages” 

        Start playing The Nethernet

        Paper 1 Due

 

Feb. 25 Th    Charles Stross, Halting State, 1-98

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Mar. 2 T    Halting State, 99-212

 

Mar. 4 Th    Halting State, 213-324

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Mar. 9 T    Moulthrop, “From Work to Play” (packet)

                 Jane McGonigal, “Why I Love Bees” (packet)

 

Unit 3: Remediation and Media-Specific Analysis

 

Mar. 11 Th    House of Leaves, front cover - 24 (Read all material: prefatory, cover, appendixes, footnotes, exhibits as you come to them)

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Mar. 15-19    Spring Break   

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Mar. 23 T    House of Leaves, 24-79 (don’t miss the footnote on p. 72 that asks you to read a large chunk of the appendix, 584-644)

 

Mar. 25 Th    Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin, excerpts from Remediation

“Introduction,” 2-15 (packet)

“Immediacy, Hypermediacy, and Remediation” 21-50 (packet)

“Mediation and Remediation,” 53-62 (packet)

“Digital Photography,” 105-112 (on wiki)

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Mar. 30 T    House of Leaves, 80-245

 

Apr. 1 Th    Winterson, The.PowerBook, 1-141

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Apr. 6 T    Jacques Derrida, “The Book to Come” (packet)

N. Katherine Hayles, excerpt from Writing Machines (packet), “Material Metaphors , Technotexts, and Media-Specific Analysis,” 18-33

 

Apr. 8 Th    The.PowerBook, 143-end

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Apr. 13 T    House of Leaves, 246-346

 

Apr. 15 Th    House of Leaves, 347-422

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Apr. 20 T    House of Leaves, 423-528

 

Apr. 22 Th    House of Leaves, catch-up

           Conclusions

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Apr. 26 M    Paper 2 Due by 5pm EST to bcroxal@g.clemson.edu.  

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