Assignment for essay 2

Essay 2 will be due on March 19th (the Wednesday after spring break). The minimum length is 5-7 pages not counting illustrations, or approximately 1800 to 2500 words.

Assignment: Choose a digital text we have not discussed in class. Explain how this text’s use of computer graphics or other specifically digital technologies affects its treatment of the material properties of letters or other non-mimetic signs. In other words, how does the text’s use of graphics (etc.) change the way it thinks with and about the materiality of letters (etc.)?

Material component: Use an appropriate font and include a brief colophon explaining why this font was chosen. Do something with the typography of your essay that you couldn’t have done if you were writing the essay with a pre-digital technology (e.g. pen and paper or a typewriter).

Logistics: Provide MLA-format parenthetical citations for all works cited in the body of your paper. Include an MLA-format Works Cited list with your paper. With your paper, please provide either a copy of the text you’re writing about, or instructions as to how I can find a copy.

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