Topics in Rhetoric and Public Culture

R209 — Fall 2021

Justin Hodgson
Days and Times
9:25a - 10:40a TR (3 CR)
Course Description

Topic: Digital Memorials, Monuments, and Memory

This course will explore the rhetoric of memory, memorials, and monuments, situating them as value formations for personal and cultural identity (and ideology). But more than just analyzing current memorials, monuments, and the like, this course will ask students to engage in the production of digital monuments—i.e., making creative and critical artifacts that engage in what Gregory L. Ulmer calls “electrate citizenship.” To this end, students will be exposed to different theoretical frames, develop different technological skills, and engage different rhetorical capacities in order to write about and produce digital monuments of personal / public significance.

As this course will focus on digital mediations as a way of knowing, course artifacts will include not only print texts, but also videos, films, interactive webtexts, augmented reality experiences, and the like.  Additionally, the grade for this course will be determined by some combination of reading responses, essays, and digital projects, among other considerations.

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The full details of this course are available on the Office of the Registrar website.

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