CSE 87C Winter 2004
Freshman Seminar on Computational Narratology


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Computers are significant in contemporary storytelling, as subjects in cyberpunk, and as a platform for narrative video games. This seminar explores these and other topics, such as computer gaming, semiotics, narratology, hypertext, metaphor, values, implementation technology, experimental novels, and conceptual blending.

See the course outline for details.

There are no prerequesites, but CSE 9, 10 or 11, and the ability to read basic works in the humanities will be very helpful.

Wednesday 1:30-2:30 am, APM 4882
Section ID 493863
Instructor Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday 6:00-6:30pm, in 3131 APM.

Required BooksThe first two are available in the Price Center bookstore, and should be on reserve at the Science and Engineering Library; the third will be handed out piece by piece in class.
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