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?
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.
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- How we read today
- Close reading
- Hyper reading & social reading
- New Historicism
- Distant reading
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- 42 days
- 4 hrs/week
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DisciplinesLiberal Arts Literature View 43 other Short Courses in Liberal Arts in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- 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.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.