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ENG287 January 9 - Is Literature Dying in the Digital Age?

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ENG287 – January 9 , 2013 Instructor - A. Hammond  Reading provides a counter environment in which we can examine the dominant culture  Carr and Wolf o We create technologies that then shape the way we think o Reader created by the book vs. reader created by dominant culture  Active, engaged vs. passive, distracted  Freaking out about the digital age in the way that people have been freaking out since the advent of literature o There are 4 stages of literature (recognized stages) o Oral age o Chirographic/manuscript o Print d. Digital o We are witnessing and living through the change from the print to the digital age  Literature is dying and it deserves to die because normal people don't care about it since it's elitist o The death of print is more the death of the elitist, snobb
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