Welcome to my blog! My name is Anna Morgan, and I am a second year English major, Computer Science minor at the University of Florida. This blog is a project for my Internet Literature class with Professor Greg Ulmer this semester.
So what is Internet Literature, anyway? Many people associate the English major with reading a lot of really old, long books in their paper format. These books are tried and true, having been studied by English majors for generations. Internet Literature, however, is the frontier of the English language. It can be anything from a classic Victorian novel in e-book form to an interactive story to a blog or tweet. Technology has changed the way we read traditional books. It has also created completely new forms of literature, and that’s what this class is about.
We’ve been reading Six Memos for the Next Millennium by Italo Calvino and Graphic Design: The New Basics by Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Phillips to learn about how we can create quality internet literature of our own. This blog is my effort to take what I’ve leaned about art and literature from these books and apply it to my own life experience.
A little about myself and my own interests: I am an avid Anglophile with a special fondness for Victorian novels and the composer Benjamin Britten. I am also an actor/director with UF’s Shakespeare in the Park ensemble and an ambassador for the Honors Program. When I’m not blogging, I like to read, write poetry, garden, and travel.
Some fun facts: I have been keeping a continuous journal since I was eleven years old. I played in the 2013 Quidditch World Cup (no joke, I was seeker for the UF team), and I watched the first seven seasons of Doctor Who in less than four months.