ENGL 4886: Digital Worlds: September - December 2013
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Lecture schedule

Sep 10Introduction
Sep 12Background
Sep 17Simulacron–3
Sep 19Simulacron–3
Sep 24Simulacron–3
Tolkien, “On Fairy Stories”
presenter: Kevin
resp: Andrea
Sep 26“True Names”leader: Andrea
Oct 1“True Names”
Bachelard, “The House; From Cellar to Garret; The Significance of the Hut”
Oct 3Neuromancer
Oct 8Neuromancer
Oct 10Neuromancer
Foucault, “On Other Spaces”
presenter: Tiffany
resp: Kevin
Oct 22Baudrillard, “The Precession of Simulacra”
Baudrillard, “Simulacra and Science Fiction”
presenter: Evan
resp: Tiffany
Oct 24The Matrixleader: Tiffany
Oct 29The Matrix Reloaded
Oct 31The Matrix Revolutions
Nov 5Snow Crashleader: Evan
Nov 7Snow Crash
Nov 12Snow Crash
Nov 14Snow Crash
Jameson, “Spatial Equivalents in the World System”
presenter: Andrea
resp: Evan
Nov 19Second Lifeleader: Kevin
Nov 21Second Life
Nov 26Tron
Nov 28Tron: Legacy
Dec 3Ready Player One
Dec 5Ready Player One

Marc R. Plamondon, Ph.D. Department of English Studies Nipissing University