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Literature in the Digital Age - from Close Reading to Distant Reading

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Learn new ways of interpreting literary texts, from time-tested methods to computer-assisted practices such as distant reading with Literature in the Digital Age - from Close Reading to Distant Reading at University of Basel by FutureLearn.

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Overview

As we make sense of what we read, we construe meaning using the cultural technique of interpretation. Only rarely do we actually reflect this process: what are the means that help us understand literary texts? How does interpretation work? And how has our increasing use of electronic devices changed the way we read and interpret literature?

Key facts:

This Literature in the Digital Age - from Close Reading to Distant Reading at University of Basel by FutureLearn  addresses these questions as it introduces you to a variety of ways of interpreting literary texts. We will look into time-tested methods such as close reading and will also address more recent practices such as computer-based distant reading.

Programme Structure

Syllabus:

  • How we read today
  • Close reading
  • Hyper reading & social reading
  • New Historicism
  • Distant reading

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 42 days
    • 4 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This course is for people from all walks of life who enjoy reading literature and would like to know how literary scholars interpret texts in the digital age.
  • If you are a student looking for an introduction to literary analysis, ‘Literature in the Digital Age’ will provide that.

Funding

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