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ERIC Number: EJ793069
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Cybertext Challenge: Teaching Literature in the Digital World
Koskimaa, Raine
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v6 n2 p169-185 2007
This article discusses the changing role of literature in the contemporary media landscape. Literary scholarship may well maintain its importance in the digitalizing world, but this requires it to engage in an open dialogue with cultural and media studies. It is important that more attention is paid to contemporary literature as well as to new media offering significant pedagogical possibilities, which should be better acknowledged. The article's main focus is on the emerging field of digital literature. Cybertextuality, especially, is fundamentally changing our notions of the integrity of a literary work, reading, writing and interpretation. I attempt to describe and put into context one sample case of cybertextuality, "The Impermanence Agent" by Noah Wardrip-Fruin et al. Finally, I discuss some of the practical problems faced by teachers who introduce digital literature in their classrooms. (Contains 9 notes and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A