If you signed up for Brave New World: Technology in Literature & Popular Culture a dedicated web site and blog are
in progress complete. I will add added a link to the course site here on or before May 10th under Events. I am teaching this class May 17th — June 14th through Osher Lifelong Learning at the University of Pittsburgh. Registration is still open. Please see the following summary.
Time: Five successive Fridays from 1:00 — 2:50 May 17th through June 14th.
Location: Cathedral of Learning, Oakland Campus, Room 332
Instructor: Chuck Lanigan
- Readings (online and printed)
- Class Contributions
- Assignments & Readings
We will cover technology through each era’s unique :
- Popular Culture (Film, Periodicals. Letters, Etc.)
The introductory text is Neil Postman’s Building a Bridge to the Eighteenth Century: How the Past Can Improve the Future. (Please click to view an online video of Postman being interviewed about the book). I will also share printed excerpts (handouts) and links to online sources to be listed on the site, along with examples from film & television.
In the meantime, please feel free to submit comments or questions related to the course. Stay tuned. — CDL