Interdisciplinarity and Literature

Course Information
TitleΔιεπιστημονικότητα και Λογοτεχνία / Interdisciplinarity and Literature
CodeΛογ 598
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600015376

Programme of Study: PMS Anglikés kai Amerikanikés Spoudés

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-15

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • Λογ 590 Literary Theory and Research Methods
Learning Outcomes
Students will: - Be introduced to Italian Futurism, Cubism and Expressionism - Focus on the examination of various poetry and fiction texts by English, American, and other European authors - Explore and respond to various textual forms (hypertexts, multimodal narratives, graphic novels, digital storytelling etc.) - Comment on literary experimentation, reading strategies, and textual design - Understand the role technology plays in narrative formation and structure as well as typography and design. - Develop their critical and creative thinking in literary interdisciplinary research and in linking theory with primary sources.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course focuses on the impact technology has had on artistic and literary production within the context of modernism, postmodernism and present-day experimental writing practice on both sides of the Atlantic in an attempt to open up literary writing to alternative ways of textual conceptualization, creation, design, and production. The study of all primary texts will be accompanied by the exploration of the works of major theoreticians such as Marshall McLuhan, Roland Barthes, Brian McHale, Espen Aarseth, N. Katherine Hayles, Jessica Pressman, Marie-Laure Ryan, Johanna Drucker and others.
technology, modernism, postmodernism, experimentation, fiction, poetry, print and online narrative
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Podcast
  • Multimedia
  • Book
  • Theoretical essays
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Οnline material from the American Studies Resource Portal, documentaries and interviews from youtube, and other material provided via the elearning platform. As regards the communication with the students, this is materialized via email or elearning-assisted (Blue Button) online office hours or online announcements via the School of English website.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment782.8
Written assigments1585.7
Student Assessment
Presentations, creative projects, blogging, essay.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Report (Formative)
  • creative writing activity (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Aarseth, Espen J. Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997 Barthes, Roland. Image Music Text. London: Fontana Press, 1977. ---. S/Z New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1974. Baudrillard, Jean. Simulacra and Simulation. 1981. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1994. Berry, David, ed. Understanding Digital Humanities. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Drucker, Johanna. SpecLab. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. Funkhouser, Chris (2012). New Directions in Digital Poetry. London: Bloomsbury, 2012. ---. Prehistoric Digital Poetry: An Archaeology of Forms, 1959-1995. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2007. Hayles, N. Katherine, and Jessica Pressman. Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era. Minneapolis and London: University of Minneapolis Press, 2013. Hayles, N. Katherine. Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary. Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame, 2008. Landow, George P. Hypertext 3.0. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. ---. Hypertext 2.0. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997. McLuhan Marshall. Understanding Media. 1964. London: Routledge, 2005. Montfort, Nick. Twisty Little Passages. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2005. Portela, Manuel. Scripting Reading Motions: The Codex and the Computer as Self-Reflexive Machines. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2013. Ryan, Marie-Laure. Storyworlds across Media. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2014. ---. Narrative across Media. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2004. ---. Narrative as Virtual Reality. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.
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