20 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: The module is suitable for students who have taken English modules at previous levels.

Aims/Description: This module focuses on experimental uses of digital technology for story-telling and it offers students opportunities to engage in critical reading of narratives written by others as well as developing experimental narratives of their own. We'll look at several different kinds of digital artefacts including texts that have non-linear structures (hypertexts, for example), narratives that take the form of site-specific installations, narrative games, and multimodal texts that combine text and image in interesting ways. Students will also work in a small group on an experimental narrative of their own. (Note that the technical skills needed for this work will be basic and will be taught as part of the course.)

Restrictions on availability: The module is suitable for students who have taken English modules at previous levels.

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Classroom testing, Project/ portfolio

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK