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From Text to Txting : New Media in the Classroom

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Literary scholars face a new and often baffling reality in the classroom: students spend more time looking at glowing screens than reading printed text. The social lives of these students take place in cyberspace instead of the student pub. Their favorite narratives exist in video games, not books. How do teachers who grew up in a different world engage these students without watering down pedagogy? Clint Burnham and Paul Budra have assembled a group of specialists in visual poetry, graphic novels, digital humanities, role-playing games, television studies, and, yes, even the middle-brow novel, to address this question. Contributors give a brief description of their subject, investigate how it confronts traditional notions of the literary, and ask what contemporary literary theory can illuminate about their text before explaining how their subject can be taught in the 21st-century classroom.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 408.23g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 11 b&w illus.
  • 0253005787
  • 9780253005786
  • 1,449,617

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"It is not just that this is a timely collection in response to the way in which the digital now wholly saturates our classrooms, our thinking, our reading and writing. It is also that the editors and contributors to From Text to Txting deeply understand the necessity for humanities teachers and scholars to stand firmly in the 21st century and look ahead to where teaching and scholarship ought to go-toward reading and writing the videogame as much as the play, parsing tweets as much as poems, making sense of the comic book as much as the novel." -Lori Emerson, Assistant Professor of English, University of Colorado at Boulder "The essays in Budra and Burnham's book successfully map out the range of new mediating instances and issues that will define a contemporary role for English studies-and that mapping is both stimulating and innovative!" -Thomas Carmichael, Dean, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario "There is a growing need for a deep and nuanced conversation between literary studies and media studies; each discipline knows things that the other doesn't, but should. The situation is particularly pressing for literary studies, which has ceded much of its cultural capital to communication studies, cultural studies and media studies over the last few decades. Like Marshall McLuhan, who uttered the same warning decades before them, Budra and Burnham are all too aware that 'Academic literary critics who do not engage with the profound shifts in the delivery of narrative, verse, and argument stand on the cusp of becoming curators of an outdated print culture, antiquarians of the book.' Their anthology 'From Text to Txting' is a welcome contribution to the conversation, offering many starting places for re-imagining literary studies for a new century," -Darren Wershler, Concordia University "The theoretical treatments are interesting and provocative, but what gives the book an added dimenstion is its consideration of pedagogy-the question of how to integrate this new content in the classroom." -Teaching & Learning News Bulletinshow more

About Associate Chair Paul Budra

Paul Budra is author of A Mirror for Magistrates and the de casibus Tradition and co-editor of Part Two: Reflections on the Sequel and Soldier Talk: The Vietnam War in Oral Narrative (IUP, 2004). He is Associate Professor of English and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University. Clint Burnham is the author of The Jamesonian Unconscious, The Benjamin Sonnets, The Only Poetry that Matters: Reading the Kootenay School of Writing, and other works of criticism, fiction, and poetry. He is Associate Professor of English at Simon Fraser University.show more

Table of contents

Introduction Paul Budra and Clint Burnham1. Roll a D20 and the Author Dies Paul Budra2. Consider the Source: Critical Considerations of the Medium of Social Media Kirsten C. Uszkalo and Darren James Harkness3. Voice of the Gutter: Comics in the Academy Tanis MacDonald4. Television: The Extra Literary Device Daniel Keyes5. Hypertext in the Attic: The Past, Present and Future of Digital Writing Andreas Kitzmann6. The ABCs of Viewing: Material Poetics and the Literary Screen Philip A. Klobucar7. "Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em": Hip-Hop, Prosody, and Meaning Alessandro Porco8. Thinking Inside the Box: A Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of Television Studies C.W. Marshall and Tiffany Potter9. Middle Brow Lit and the End of Postmodernism, Clint BurnhamContributorsshow more

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