Critical Writing in a Wired Culture

HNR 340 - Critical Writing in a Wired Culture

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Term: Spring 2016
Class #: 35694
Section: M002
Credits: 3

David Reilly

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Course Time(s):
TH 2:00 - 4:45 pm


Course Description:

This is a workshop style class in the art and craft of writing critically about movies and books in the digital age, taking advantage of the new, more flexible conventions of the the internet and the resources of the world wide web. Students will watch 6 movies (possible films include Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty, and The Grand Budapest Hotel) and read 4 books (a mix of novels and non-fiction) along with online articles and reviews, and write two essay-length reviews and a number of short reviews and exercises with the intention of having them published on the class blog. The class will also feature a visit from a prominent film critic.