Exploring experimental modes of writing, this module focuses on form and mode whilst placing new media writings in a longer tradition of experimental writing. This gives you the opportunity to critically explore your own writing practice in relation to literary texts, new media texts, and experimental and collaborative practices.
We will engage with and develop writing practices which correspond to a range of forms and media: the codex (book), e-lit or digital literature, games, visual media. And we will evaluate the range of critical responses to experimental literature, digital literature, remix culture and games narrative.
Indicative study themes:
Experiments (1): Constraint and cut up
Experiments (2): word, vision, sound and text in media
Form and mode (1): from page to media
Form and mode (2): Geoff Ryman’s 253 as hypertext and print remix
Narrative and game dynamics (1): ergodic literature and writing machines
Narrative and game dynamics (2): Dear Esther
Remixing the book (1): Cortazar, Johnson, Danielewski
Remixing the book (2): glitches, codes and uncreative writing