Penn State

New Media and Literature

CMLIT/ENGL 429, Fall 2012

This course begins by examining modernist literary experimentation with multimedia. We then theorize the humanities’ digital future by considering digital poetry, web applications, social media, and gaming in the twenty-first century. [read more]


Latina/o Border Theories

LTNST/ENGL 226, Spring 2012

Our coursework focuses on Latina/o writers who both cross and claim cultural, racial, sexual, gendered, generational, spiritual, and institutional borders. Such texts open spaces between categories through overlapping, intersectional, and layered self-representation. [read more]


Contemporary Literature

ENGL 140, Spring 2011

Writers since the 1960s have experimented with multimedia and collaborative forms. This course examines authors whose engagement with technology highlights a postmodern crisis at the axis of race, gender, and mediation. [read more]


Alternative Voices in American Literature

ENGL 135, Fall 2010

Coursework traces multi-ethnic social movements, subcultures, and youth culture from the early twentieth century to the present, situating historical shifts within transnational and hemispheric contexts. [read more]


Literature of the Western Hemisphere

CMLIT 005, Spring 2010

Though broad in its sweep, this survey of Western hemispheric literature delves into specific local traditions, cultures, and histories and looks at writers who engage with colonialism, nationalism, slavery, diaspora, and migration in their work. [read more]