Engl-GA.2957 - Topics in Lit Theory: Literary Archives and Web Development

Professor Deena Engel
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
251 Mercer Street, Room 422

New York, New York 10012
Tel.: 212-998-3131

Class time: Monday 6:00-7:30pm in 19 University Place, Room 229
Lab time: Tuesday 1-3pm in Multi-Media / Macintosh Classroom at the Washington Place Lab,( downstairs), 14 Washington Place

This course offers an introduction to web development for students in literary studies. It will survey principles and applications of current technologies for the creation of digital editions, and explore practical tools and techniques for formatting and publishing archival materials in a web-based environment. The course will consist of a traditional classroom lecture and discussion format as well as computer lab sessions to promote and assist individual student projects. Topics and assigned projects will include an introduction to mark-up languages to build web pages (using HTML, CSS and related technologies); encoding and annotating literary texts for scholarly purposes (using XML and related technologies); and digitizing primary source materials as we scan, transcribe, and encode texts to build an on-line digital literary archive.