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Emerson, Lori Associate Professor

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Research

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  • Lori Emerson writes on and teaches digital literature, experimental American and Canadian writing from the 20th and 21st century, history of computing, and media theory.

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  • digital humanities, media theory, digital textuality, twentieth- and twenty-first century experimental writing, net art, digital archives, digital preservation, media archaeology, history of computing, history of telecommunications, curatorship

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Teaching

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  • ATLS 2036 - Introduction to Media Studies in the Humanities
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Serves as an introduction to media studies specifically from a humanities perspective. Studies both histories and theories of media from the 20th and 21st centuries. Touches on methodologies for undertaking media studies (including distant ready and media archaeology). Objects of study may include such topics as film, radio, social media platforms and games, as well as digital art and literature. Same as ENGL 2036.
  • ENGL 2036 - Introduction to Media Studies in the Humanities
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Serves as an introduction to media studies specifically from a humanities perspective. Studies both histories and theories of media from the 20th and 21st centuries. Touches on methodologies for undertaking media studies (including distant ready and media archaeology). Objects of study may include such topics as film, radio, social media platforms and games, as well as digital art and literature. Same as ATLS 2036.
  • ENGL 5549 - Studies in Special Topics 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Studies special topics that focus on a theme, genre, or theoretical issue not limited to a specific period or national tradition. Topics vary each semester. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • IAWP 6100 - Theory and Practice of Doing
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Introduces students to the theory of doing and making. Guiding questions include: what does it mean to place doing at the center of one's research agenda? What does it mean to do hands-on work in an art/design studio, a digital humanities lab, a media lab, a media archaeology lab, a makerspace or a hackerspace? Same as ENGL 5529.
  • IAWP 6800 - Intermedia Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Focuses on intermedia arts, writing and performance as they relate to digital media, communication and information.

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