Digitale Literatur: Autorschaft, Entkörperlichung u. Subjektivität
This course will introduce some of the issues surrounding the interaction
of digital technology with cultural production. Specifically, we will
explore various models of subjectivity as these find expression in emergent
notions of the author and the reader. How might the author/reader interaction
change in the digital environment? We will also investigate the nature
of hypertext and its development from within critical theoretical discourse,
and experience for ourselves some new modes of interaction in these
online environments. Students will have the opportunity, as well, to
create basic hypertexts and to collaborate in exciting new ways.
The course will range widely from materials marking the transition
from print to bits (print texts that anticipate hypertextual structures,
and digital texts that mimic print's constraints) to digital hypertext
fiction, online scholarly research projects, and research and teaching
oriented projects produced by faculty here on campus. We will also be
reading theoretical texts that provide a foundation for discussing issues
of subjectivity, identity, physicality, authorship/ ownership, and multi-linear
and multi-layered narrative forms.
Readings and Source Materials
I. Books, Online Projects
- Sabrina Ortmann and Enno E. Peter. tage-bau.de.
Ein literarisches Onlinetagebuch. Mein Pixel- Ich. 2001.
- Rainald Goetz. Heute Morgen. Roman-Serie mit 5
- Gutenberg Digital. <http://www.gutenbergdigital.de/>
- Collection of Online Cybertextual Experiments at
dichtung-digital and berliner zimmer (see below for URLs).
- Siegfried Lenz, Mutmassungen über die Zukunft
der Literatur. Drei Essays.
III. Theoretical Background
Vannevar Bush. "As We May Think," 1945.
Sabrina Ortmann. Netz Literatur Projekt. Entwicklung einer neuen
Literaturform von 1960 bis heute. 2001.
Heinz Ludwig Arnold, hrsg. Digitale Literatur. Heft 152: Edition
Text + Kritik, 2001.
Friedrich Kittler. "The City is a Medium," 1996.
Martin Heidegger. "The Age of the World Picture," "The
Origin of the Work of Art," 1934/345.
Roland Barthes. S/Z. 1974.
Jean Baudrillard. Simulacra and Simulation.1994.
Walter Benjamin. "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction."
George Landow. Hypertext 2.0. 1997.