Sunday, July 13, 2008

questions of literature on pause

I have not been updating "What is Literature?", as I am currently concentrating on my blog in support of the experimental advanced composition course I am teaching at UC Davis this summer; I call this project "Paperless Writing." I plan to return to questions of literature later this fall.

If, however, I were going to compose a post for this blog, I would write about William Gibson's latest novel Spook Country, and I would ask questions about the narrativization of the present moment as science fiction. What literary tropes does this type of writing require? When do other perspectives cease to be necessary to be imagined, because they can be imaged in 'real time'? How can personal technologies comprise urban-romantic landscapes?