Anne Bradstreet’s “The Author to her Book” (poem)
Astrid Ensslin’s Excerpts from Literary Gaming (2004)
Dontnod Entertainment’s Life is Strange (video game): Humble Bundle Link: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/life-is-strange-complete-season
Kevin J. Haye’s “Visual Culture and the Word in Poe’s The Man of the Crowd.” Nineteenth-Century Studies. 26.4 (March 2002): 445-465 (criticism)
Meredith McGill’s “Introduction” from American Literature and the Culture of Reprinting
Herman Melville’s Pierre; Or the Ambiguities (novel)
Brit Marling’s & Zal Batmanglij’s The OA (tv series)
Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus (audiobook novel)
Fitz-James O’Brien’s “Our Young Authors-Melville.” Putnam’s Monthly Magazine. 1.2. (February 1853): 155. (criticism)
Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Man of the Crowd” (short story)
Brian Reed’s S-Town (podcast)
Marc Forster’s Stranger Than Fiction (film)


Carr, Nicolas. “Is Google Making Us Stupid” (2008)
Hoover, David. “Textual Analysis” (2013)
Kirsch, Adam. “Technology is Taking Over English Departments
Eisenstein, Elizabeth. “Preface” & “Introduction” in The Printing Press as an Agent of the Change
Stallybrass, Peter. “Books and Scrolls”
Johns, Adrian.“Introduction” in The Nature of the Book

Extra Texts:

L.A. Noire
Gone Home
Dear Esther
The Stanley Parable
Bear Brook Podcast
Serial Podcast
Criminal Podcast


Blair, Ann. Too Much to Know (2010)
Carr, Nicolas. The Shallows (2010)
Davidson, Cathy. Now You See It (2011)
Hayles, Kathrine N. How We Think (2012)
Shirky, Clay. Cognitive Surplus (2010)
van Der Weel, Adriaan. Changing Our Textual Minds (2011)