IAH 206: Self, Society, and Technology
Section 734 – Text & Tech: How Literature Shaped Technology, and How Technology Changed the Way We Read.
Technology has been tied to literature for centuries. Fiction and nonfiction works alike have been preoccupied with how technology might shape our world and the way we interact with it. Yet, this relationship between technology and literature is not one-sided: technology has evolved in ways that were once unimaginable, and it has repeatedly reinvented the way we relate to texts. In this class, we will not only explore the way technology is represented by and in literature, but we will also use a variety of digital tools and methods to experiment with texts to better understand how we do and can interact with them.
Course Goals and Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify significant events in the evolution of literature and technology and explore their relationship in a variety of contexts
- Develop critical analysis skills to help them understand the reciprocal relationship between literature and technology
- Draw connections between course texts and articulate their thoughts via a digital scholarly project that has a clear thesis and well developed argument
- Thoughtfully engage with a variety of digital projects and tools as both producers and consumers