With the advent of digital technologies, new forms of electronic writing and art are challenging already-contested terms such as "literature" and "text" and further complicating boundaries between genres. New Media Studies in English includes an assortment of multidisciplinary classes that mix media production and theory. The topics of these classes range from New Media history and electronic magazine publishing to sound art and digital video. As learning increasingly intersects with digital technologies, we are finding new ways to explore the materiality of words, the sound of writing, and the image of thought.
Sample courses in the New Media specialty:
- Digital Rhetoric
- Multimedia Writing
- Radio Essays
- Video Culture
- New Media Poetics: Histories, Aesthetics, Institutions