ENG 4932: Digital Culture
Weekly Schedule of Readings and Exercises


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Class August Topics, Readings, & Assignments
1 Tues. 28
2 Thurs. 30
  • Topic: What Came Before: A Brief History of Text Technologies [PPT]
Class September Topics, Readings, & Assignments
3 Tues. 4
4 Thurs. 6
5 Tues. 11
6 Thurs. 13
7 Tues. 18
8 Thurs. 20
9 Tues. 25
10 Thurs. 27
Class October Topics, Readings, & Assignments
11 Tues. 2
12 Thurs. 4
13 Tues. 9
14 Thurs. 11
  • Exam: In-class mid-term exam
15 Tues. 16
16 Thurs. 18
  • Topic: Mark-Up and Encoding
  • Reading: Jerome McGann, “Marking Texts of Many Dimensions,” in A Companion to Digital Humanities
  • Reading: Allen H. Renear, “Text Encoding,” in A Companion to Digital Humanities
  • Resource: Lewis Carroll, “Humpty Dumpty,” from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
17 Tues. 23
18 Thurs. 25
19 Tues. 30
Wed. 31
  • Assignment: Wikipedia assignment due by 5PM
Class November Topics, Readings, & Assignments
20 Thurs. 1
21 Tues. 6
  • Topic: Second Life II
22 Thurs. 8
23 Tues. 13
24 Thurs. 15
25 Tues. 20
Holiday : Thanksgiving Holiday
26 Tues. 27
27 Thurs. 29
Class December Topics, Readings, & Assignments
28 Tues. 4
  • Topic: Web 3.0
Progress Marker
29 Thurs. 6
  • Topic: Web 3.0
Fri. 7
  • Assignment: Final essay assignment due by 5PM
Wed. 12
  • Final Exam: 12.30-2.30PM, In-class presentations of final projects

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