MEDIA GROUP IN ENGLISH
llast updated 11/5/03
ENCULTURATION is a refereed journal devoted to contemporary theorizations of rhetoric, writing, and culture. We accept academic arguments, broadly construed, in all media forms suitable for web-based publication, including conventional articles, hypertexts, and multimedia projects. Submitted articles and projects are blind-reviewed and considered for publication on the understanding that they are not under consideration elsewhere. Each issue highlights artists whose work resonates with the issue's general theme. We therefore encourage the submission of aesthetic works in a wide variety of media forms.
*THE NEW MEDIA AND THE ENGLISH MAJOR
Phase One completed in the Summer of 2001. Phase Two in Summer of 2002. Identified skills that would be useful to several concentrations in the English major include: web page design; image manipulation; audio capture and presentation; video capture and presentation; data gathering and archival web work; web page mapping; data searching. Project is supported by a College of Arts and Sciences Technology Across the Curriculum Departmental grant.
what: a College of Arts and Sciences interdisciplinary minor
In the Multimedia Minor, students will learn how to create original work and communicate with others through the fusion of images, text, sound, and video. Students will analyze and incorporate into their productions both contemporary design principles and current software applications. As part of this process, students will be encouraged to focus on how multimedia technologies, which offer new tools for investigating and disseminating ideas, can enhance undergraduate research and writing. These skills, now important in most academic disciplines, are also increasingly valuable not only in the specialized information technology industries, but also in business, education, and politics.
*ENGLISH COMPOSITION INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
One of the learning goals for English 100 and English 101 is effective use of online resources for conducting research. This project is developing modules for teaching electronic research. Major work on the project will occur in 2002. Supported in part by a College of Arts Technology Across the Curriculum grant.
*E-200: SOPHOMORE LITERATURE
.e-200 is a website for teachers of sophomore level courses in English. On this password-protected site teachers find a virtual community where they can find essays, discussions, links, model assignments, reviews of textbooks, support. The project is developing the content of the site. Also supported by a Technology Across the Curriculum grant.
*NORTHERN VIRGINIA FOLKLIFE ARCHIVE
To read additional archival holdings, visit the Archive in Robinson A 439 and meet folklorists Margaret Yocom and Debra Shutika. To reach us, call Margaret Yocom at 703-993-1172 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Debra Shutika at 703-993-1178 (email@example.com).
*TELLING VIRGINIA’S STORIES: NORTHERN VIRGINIA FOLKLIFE RESOURCES AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
This site is a sister-site of the Northern Virginia Folklife Archive. Here you can:
*ENGLISH 209. EdiT: Enhanced Digital Text
Four-week linked one credit course that teaches students to use and understand technology in a literary framework. The course also provides the skills needed to more effectively use computers in other courses. 209 also teaches different ways of presenting or encountering a text and concentrates on the history and politics of print, the web, and digitization. Hypertext theory and technological enhancements that add to a text without diluting its argument are also addressed. Students will learn the principles of integrating the text, image, and sound. No prior computer competency necessary.
* ENGLISH 325 PROJECT
English 325 is the required course for all English majors. This project is to develop interactive new media tools to teach analysis of literary texts. Currently the project is starting to work on a group of analytic programs called "Critical Tools." Supported by a Technology Across the Curriculum grant.
*ENGLISH 343: INTERACTIVE DIGITAL TEXTS
Interactive Digital Texts (cross-listed with New Century College’s NCLC375) is a course devoted to the critical reading of new media texts, and to the creation of technology-enriched texts in a variety of rhetorical genres targeted towards specific audiences.
*ENGLISH 344: INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL WRITING IN THE GENRES
Combined workshop and studio course in technological and aesthetic issues of reading and writing hypermedia texts with an emphasis on one of the following: poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, mixed genre, drama, or performance. Exploration of how a genre meets hypertext and hypermedia in original creative work. Includes techniques in authoring interactive hypermedia projects using a variety of digital media tools. May include reading assignments in hypertext/hypermedia theory