Reading Group on Digital Literature
|Wed 10-12||C220||Hannu Toivonen||22.01.2014-22.01.2014|
|Wed 10-12||C220||Hannu Toivonen||12.02.2014-12.02.2014|
|Wed 10-12||C220||Hannu Toivonen||12.03.2014-12.03.2014|
|Wed 10-12||C220||Hannu Toivonen||26.03.2014-26.03.2014|
|Wed 10-12||C220||Hannu Toivonen||09.04.2014-09.04.2014|
|Wed 10-12||C220||Hannu Toivonen||16.04.2014-16.04.2014|
Information for international students
The reading group works in English.
IMPORTANT: The first meeting already discusses material read before the first meeting. See Moodle (link at the top of this page) for the material.
Please enroll to the reading circle in Moodle ASAP (using the link and the enrollment key at the top of this page) so you will receive all announcements about the study circle.
The reading group/study circle provides a look to developments and ideas of digital prose and poetry. Amongst other topics we go into the ways to read and traverse cybertexts, the techniques of procedural and computational writing and the possibilities opened by poetry on an interactive medium, like a computer. We also take a look at the writing methods of the French workshop of potential literature Oulipo. The participants are assumed to have a strong interest in digital or computational literature.
The reading group is organized by Petri Vaittinen (literature student) and Prof. Hannu Toivonen.
Completing the course
This is not a course, nor a seminar, but a reading group or study circle where the learning goal is to gain an overview of central forms and techniques of digital literature.
In the reading group, each participant is expected to study the agreed material for each meeting, where it will then be discussed among all participants.
Literature and material
The first text to be read (before the first meeting!) is section Textonomy, A Typology of Textual Communication in Espen J. Aarseth's book Cybertext: Perspectives to Ergodic Literature. See Moodle for links and more information (link on the top of the page).
The rest of the material will be agreed on in the first meeting.