Teaching Literature within the Frame of Changed Cultural Conditions: The Challenge of Digital Era

By Evangelia Moula.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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In the era of digital communication the once privileged and superior position of the literary text is being destabilized and de-centered. Meaning is constructed by a multiplicity of means, so that verbal literacy is superseded by multiple literacies that take into account a wider range of human intelligences, than the ones evaluated by the traditional teaching approaches.
Literature is affected by this cultural turn not only at the level of its production, but also of its “consumption” and teaching. Electronically supported or even e- literature presupposes a number of diverse and demanding operational skills which engage the receiver and turn him/her into an active meaning- producer within the frame of an unprecedented communication act.
• The genres of e-literature,
• the requirements for a critical access of them,
• their features,
• the cooperative production of narratives and
• other potential implementations of the internet in the literature lesson as well as
• the comparative study of a literary text with its cinematic equivalent
are some of the issues discussed in this paper.

Keywords: E-Literature, Internet, Visual Literacy, Interactivity, Active Engagement

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp.101-112. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 618.236KB).

Dr. Evangelia Moula

Teacher in Secondary Education, Ialyssos- Rhodes, Dodecanesse, Greece

Evangelia Moula works as a philologist in secondary education for 16 years. She has a BA in History and Archeology from the University of Athens in Greece, an Ma in Children’s Literature and Pedagogy and a PhD titled “The tragic myth of Antiquity for the childhood” from Aegean University in Rhodes (Greece). She has participated in numerous international and pan Hellenic conferences and published many scientific articles in various journals (Comparison, Philologiki, Keimena, Diadromes, CLA Journal etc). Her book “Ancient Greek tragedy and the child: Reception and formation of national identity in after war Greece’ has just been published from Kritiki Publications (Greece). Her interests intersect the fields of ancient Greek and children’s culture and she also promotes alternative, interdisciplinary ways of approaching ancient and modern literature in the classroom.


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