• Digital Narratives syllabus (undergrad media writing course)

    Author(s):
    Whitney Trettien (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    Digital humanities, Media studies
    Item Type:
    Syllabus
    Tag(s):
    OEW2017
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6WW4P
    Abstract:
    The attached syllabus was written for my upper-level undergraduate seminar "Digital Narratives," taught Spring 2013 at Duke University. Here is an excerpt from the course description: "This course considers what it means to tell stories in an age of digital media. We’ll begin by writing a traditional short story (fiction or creative non-fiction), focusing on plot and structure. We’ll then experiment with “translating” this narrative into a variety of new media forms. How does your story change when told as an interactive fiction? as a video game? as a hypertext novel? or on different platforms like Twitter, YouTube, Facebook or Second Life? With each “translation,” we’ll read relevant texts on narratology and media theory as a way of giving us a shared vocabulary for discussing these new genres, and we’ll explore some of the best examples of creative writing in them."
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