Book Reviews LITERARY EDUCATION AND DIGITAL LEARNING: METHODS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR HUMANITIES STUDIES, edited by Willie van Peer, Sonia Zyngier, and Vander Viana. Hershey, New York: IGI Global, 2010, 254 pp., $180.00 hardcover. The times of restricting reading to just sitting with a book in a cozy armchair are gone. If you ask a modern teenager or university student how they would prefer to do it, the chances are fairly high that the answer you'll get is a computer screen or an iPad. Digital technologies have become an ordinary tool for everybody dealing with literature, including common readers, students in the field, and professional scholars who have dedicated their lives to literary research. This means the time has come to simultaneously revise the way literature is taught and explored, and this is where the volume Literary Education and Digital Learning: Methods and Technologies for Humanities Studies, edited by Willie van Peer, Sonia Zyngier, and Vander Viana, becomes a helpful eye-opener. In the twenty-first century, digital technologies penetrate all spheres of aesthetic and humanities education, cultural and literary studies in particular: we read e-books; poetry can be perceived as an audiovisual performance; and in literary projects, crossreferences and searches
The Journal of Aesthetic Education – University of Illinois Press
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