Short Response Paper 2: Procedurality

Due Date: 1/23 (by midnight)
Point Value: 10 points
Submission Guidelines: Papers will be submitted to the class blog

The purpose of these short response papers is to get you thinking about the readings, how they are related, and what most interests you about them. These papers will serve as fodder for our class discussions, and you will be expected to read through your classmates papers prior to class.

Janet Murray, Ian Bogost, Michael Mateas, and Andrew Stern discuss procedurality and how it opens up new possibilities for expression, authorship, and argument. In this response paper, choose one or more of the following discussion questions and write a 500-word response paper. Be sure to address at least two of the readings in your discussion:

  • What are the differences and/or similarities amongst these authors discussions of procedurality?
  • How is procedural authorship the same as or different from other types of authorship?
  • What does a focus on procedurality offer scholars, teachers, and theorists in the humanities who are attempting to imagine the future(s) of writing?

Grading Criteria:

When grading these papers, I will be asking:

  • Does your paper show evidence that you have carefully read and thought about the assigned reading?
  • Have you made specific claims about the readings?
  • Have you used specific examples from the readings to support your claim(s)?
  • Have you addressed at least two of the readings in your paper?
  • Was your paper submitted on time? (I do not accept late work.)
  • Is your paper 500 words long?
  • Does your paper have minimal grammatical and/or structural problems?

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