McSweeny’s blog has a brilliant course description for a fictional internet-age writing class. An excerpt:
Students must have completed at least two of the following.
ENG: 232WR – Advanced Tweeting: The Elements of Droll
LIT: 223 – Early-21st-Century Literature: 140 Characters or Less
ENG: 102 – Staring Blankly at Handheld Devices While Others Are Talking
ENG: 301 – Advanced Blog and Book Skimming
ENG: 231WR – Facebook Wall Alliteration and Assonance
LIT: 202 – The Literary Merits of Lolcats
LIT: 209 – Internet-Age Surrealistic Narcissism and Self-Absorption
Required Reading Materials
Literary works, including the online table of contents of the Huffington Post’s Complete Guide to Blogging, will serve as models to be skimmed for thorough analysis. Also, Perez Hilton’s Twitter feed.
The complete course description and syllabus can be read here