ENGLISH 253: Literary Studies and the Digital Library (seminar)
Taught by: Matthew Jockers
Fall Quarter, 2009-2010
TTh 1:15-3:05, Room: 250-108
There are 1200 novels required in this course, but students will not read any of them! Instead we will explore ways of reading, interpreting, and understanding literature at the macro-scale, as an aggregate system. We'll consider theoretical issues, read and discuss landmark essays in the field, and develop an understanding of how digital libraries and literary corpora are inviting new types of literary research and challenging conventional approaches.
This course fulfills the following Major Requirements: