This seminar explores various ways that words and images combine to make meanings. You will study a range of word-image texts, from illuminated books and graphic narratives, to digital poetry, memes, and blogs. You will write critical papers about these image-texts, and you'll create your own. The seminar is a double hybrid-word/image texts and critical/creative writing-designed to stimulate your intellectual and imaginative faculties, and to help you develop literacies for the digital age, including mastery of WordPress. In the second half of the semester, you will work in teams to design and create your own hybrid projects. No previous technological training is required.
Limited to juniors and seniors.