Readings

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Readings are also listed by session.

Required Readings

Amazon logo Block, Friedrich W., Christiane Heibach, and Karen Wenz, eds. p0es1s: The Aesthetics of Digital Poetry. Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2004. ISBN: 9783775713450.

Kac, Eduardo, ed. "New Media Poetry: Poetic Innovation and New Technologies." Providence, RI: Visible Language 30, no. 2 (October 1996).

Amazon logo Mathews, Harry, and Alastair Brotchie, eds. Oulipo Compendium. London, UK: Exact Change, 1998. ISBN: 9780947757960.

Recommended Readings

Amazon logo Bolter, Jay, and Richard Grusin. Remediation: Understanding New Media. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780262522793.

Amazon logo Manovich, Lev. The Language of New Media . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001. ISBN: 9780262133746.

Amazon logo Stone, Allucquere Rosanne. The War of Desire and Technology at the Close of the Mechanical Age. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995. ISBN: 9780262193627.

Amazon logo Wardrip-Fruin, Noah, and Nick Montfort. The New Media Reader. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003. ISBN: 9780262232272.

Readings by Session

Note: Assigned readings are intended to cover topics for multiple weeks.


Week # Topics Readings
1 D: Introduction to Digital Poetry with Discussion of History of New Media Poetry, Definition of Key Terms, and Discussion of Computational Models of Writing (Bush, Nelson, Joyce)

D: Discussion of Remediation in Poetry
Amazon logo Block, Friedrich W., Christiane Heibach, and Karen Wenz, eds. p0es1s: The Aesthetics of Digital Poetry. Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2004, pp. 57-93. ISBN: 9783775713450.

Kac, Eduardo, ed. "New Media Poetry: Poetic Innovation and New Technologies." Providence, RI: Visible Language 30, no. 2 (October 1996): 102-138.
2 D: Image and Metaphor in Poetry and Digital Forms

D: Discussion of Relevant Mass-media Forms (Graphic Novels, Comics, the Photographic Essay)

W: Soundscape Poem
Amazon logo Block, Friedrich W., Christiane Heibach, and Karen Wenz, eds. p0es1s: The Aesthetics of Digital Poetry. Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2004, pp. 57-93. ISBN: 9783775713450.

Kac, Eduardo, ed. "New Media Poetry: Poetic Innovation and New Technologies." Providence, RI: Visible Language 30, no. 2 (October 1996): 102-138.
3 D: Hypertext and Non-linear Compositional Techniques

W: Visual Poem
Amazon logo Block, Friedrich W., Christiane Heibach, and Karen Wenz, eds. p0es1s: The Aesthetics of Digital Poetry. Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2004, pp. 57-93. ISBN: 9783775713450.

Kac, Eduardo, ed. "New Media Poetry: Poetic Innovation and New Technologies." Providence, RI: Visible Language 30, no. 2 (October 1996): 102-138.
4 D: Wikis and Collaborative Authoring Over Networks, Authorial Imperative Versus Reader-centered Writing
5 D: Processuality, OuLiPo Experiments, "Listening Post" (Check the List Visual Art Gallery Online Archive For Discussion of this Installation)

W: Hypertext Poem
Amazon logo Block, Friedrich W., Christiane Heibach, and Karen Wenz, eds. p0es1s: The Aesthetics of Digital Poetry. Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2004, pp. 155-169, and 181-213. ISBN: 9783775713450.

Amazon logo Mathews, Harry, and Alastair Brotchie, eds. Oulipo Compendium. London, UK: Exact Change, 1998, pp. 11-44 and passim. ISBN: 9780947757960.

Kac, Eduardo, ed. "New Media Poetry: Poetic Innovation and New Technologies." Providence, RI: Visible Language 30, no. 2 (October 1996): 138-150, and 214-234.
6 D: Interactivity in New Media Poems, Digital Poetry and Games

W: Process Poem
Amazon logo Block, Friedrich W., Christiane Heibach, and Karen Wenz, eds. p0es1s: The Aesthetics of Digital Poetry. Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2004, pp. 155-169, and 181-213. ISBN: 9783775713450.

Amazon logo Mathews, Harry, and Alastair Brotchie, eds. Oulipo Compendium. London, UK: Exact Change, 1998, pp. 11-44 and passim. ISBN: 9780947757960.

Kac, Eduardo, ed. "New Media Poetry: Poetic Innovation and New Technologies." Providence, RI: Visible Language 30, no. 2 (October 1996): 138-150, and 214-234.
7 D: Location-based Writing and Mobile Digital Devices

D: Podcasting

W: Game Poem
Amazon logo Block, Friedrich W., Christiane Heibach, and Karen Wenz, eds. p0es1s: The Aesthetics of Digital Poetry. Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2004, pp. 155-169, and 181-213. ISBN: 9783775713450.

Amazon logo Mathews, Harry, and Alastair Brotchie, eds. Oulipo Compendium. London, UK: Exact Change, 1998, pp. 11-44 and passim. ISBN: 9780947757960.

Kac, Eduardo, ed. "New Media Poetry: Poetic Innovation and New Technologies." Providence, RI: Visible Language 30, no. 2 (October 1996): 138-150, and 214-234.
8 D: Installation and Performance Poetry

D: Code Poems

W: Location-based Poem
Amazon logo Block, Friedrich W., Christiane Heibach, and Karen Wenz, eds. p0es1s: The Aesthetics of Digital Poetry. Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2004, pp. 155-169, and 181-213. ISBN: 9783775713450.

Amazon logo Mathews, Harry, and Alastair Brotchie, eds. Oulipo Compendium. London, UK: Exact Change, 1998, pp. 11-44 and passim. ISBN: 9780947757960.

Kac, Eduardo, ed. "New Media Poetry: Poetic Innovation and New Technologies." Providence, RI: Visible Language 30, no. 2 (October 1996): 138-150, and 214-234.
9 D: Hypermediality, Digital Video

W: Installation or Code Poem
Amazon logo Block, Friedrich W., Christiane Heibach, and Karen Wenz, eds. p0es1s: The Aesthetics of Digital Poetry. Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2004, pp. 251-277, and 287-318. ISBN: 9783775713450.
10 D: Analysis of Hypermediality from Author and Audience Perspectives

W: Video Poem
Amazon logo Block, Friedrich W., Christiane Heibach, and Karen Wenz, eds. p0es1s: The Aesthetics of Digital Poetry. Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2004, pp. 251-277, and 287-318. ISBN: 9783775713450.
11 D: Analysis of Collaboration in Creation and Reception of Digital Poetry

W: Wiki Poem
Amazon logo Block, Friedrich W., Christiane Heibach, and Karen Wenz, eds. p0es1s: The Aesthetics of Digital Poetry. Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2004, pp. 251-277, and 287-318. ISBN: 9783775713450.
12 Review Final Projects
13 Review Final Projects (cont.)