• Renaissance Media syllabus (ENGL 281, Spring 2016)

    Author(s):
    Whitney Trettien (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Group(s):
    CLCS Renaissance and Early Modern, TM Book History, Print Cultures, Lexicography
    Subject(s):
    Early modern studies, English literature, Media studies
    Item Type:
    Syllabus
    Tag(s):
    book history, digital, media, media archaeology, media history, OEW2017
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6PK7V
    Abstract:
    The attached syllabus was written for my undergraduate seminar “Renaissance Media” (ENGL 281) taught Spring 2016 at UNC Chapel Hill. The learning objectives for the course were as follows: "During this course, students will: * learn the basic history and culture of media technologies in England during the early modern period (roughly 1500-1700); * use this historical knowledge to interpret a wide array of non- and para-canonical literary texts; * understand the Renaissance as a moment of media in transition; * relate contemporaneous responses to that transition to our own moment of technological upheaval; * practice close reading of both texts and their material forms; * practice communicating ideas and arguments across a variety of modes, media, and platforms; * and gain a deeply historicized appreciation for literature as always embedded in and produced by a technological milieu in which not only authors, but communities of readers, designers, publishers, and patrons collaboratively produce meaning."
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