Social Media: History, Poetics, and Practice

Feb 12, 2014, 7:30 pm9:00 pm
McCormick Hall, Room 106


Event Description

Showcase of Student Work

Hosted by Judy Malloy

AMS 317, “Social Media: History, Poetics, and Practice” explored social media with a focus on online cultural community and digital writing. At the core of the class were creative projects and oral presentations in which students explored historical and contemporary social media platforms, including issues such as gender and diversity, social media identity, and the role of social media in contemporary lives.

In the course showcase, students present their final projects.

“Social Media: History, Poetics, and Practice” was taught by Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies Judy Malloy, who has been working in social media and electronic literature for 27 years. Her pioneering hypertext Uncle Roger, created on Art Com Electronic Network in 1986, was recently exhibited and documented at MLA14, and she is currently editing a book on social media history and poetics.

Program in American Studies