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Text, Textuality and Digital Media

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and NPTEL via Swayam

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Overview

The emergence of digital means of communication and representation is transforming the way human beings assimilate and engage with knowledge. To understand this process this course will study the evolution of language, narratives and representation through the history of technologies of communication – oral, written, print and the digital. It will explore concepts of copyright, censorship, authorship, nation formation. Students would engage in debates surrounding blogging, facebook, google, twitter, instagram, video games, wikipedia and other forms of electronic texts. Students who have already completed a Literature course are likely to benefit from the experience
INTENDED AUDIENCE:Those interested in studying the history of the book and the onset of digital mediaPREREQUISITES: 10+2

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1: Understanding MediaWeek 2: Orality and LiteracyWeek 3: Oral an Manuscript Cultures Week 4: Manuscript to PrintWeek 5: The Consequences of PrintWeek 6: Print and NationalismWeek 7: Colonialism and Print in IndiaWeek 8: Photography, Flims and TelevisionWeek 9: Electronic LiteratureWeek 10:CopyrightWeek 11: Digital Media and the MindWeek 12:Social Media and the Future

Taught by

Prof. Arjun Ghosh

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