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Digital Literatures and Comparative Media

The courses in this minor challenge students to think about how “the digital” in new comparative media affects the way we read, study, and understand literature: What happens to literature and “the literary” in an age of digital technology and new forms of media? The courses in this minor examine a varied collection of print genres and electronic literature in order to understand the current state of this new literary field and its relation to traditional concepts of literary study. The minor provides an entry point into investigating particular aspects of the general category of “the digital” and its comparative relation to the “the literary.” 

Students must take ENGL-215 (Text and Code) and four other English courses. Please see our flyer to determine which classes are applicable to the immersion. 

Advisor: Dr. Laura Shackelford, LBR-2116,

Job Posting: Language Science

The Department of English invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position, beginning in January 2018, with specialization in computational linguistics. Possible areas include:

  • Deep learning for natural language understanding
  • Speech and speech technology
  • Multimodal and linguistic sensors
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Linguistic narrative analytics

Please visit for a full position description.

Review of applications will begin on November 25, 2017.

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