ENG 473: Picturing Texts, Making Media

Wed., 1:30-4:20, Cunningham 111

Course Description

This seminar explores how words and images combine to make meanings. We will study a wide range of texts, from illuminated books and graphic narratives, to digital poetry, blogs, and multimedia essays. You’ll write critical essays and create your own original texts, experimenting in both print and digital realms. The seminar is itself a hybrid form, combining word & image texts, print & digital forms, and critical & creative writing. By breaking down the boundaries between categories, the course aims to stimulate your intellectual & imaginative faculties and help you develop literacies for the digital age, including mastery of WordPress. No previous technological training required.