literature; new media; digital; social research; education; technology; blogging; teaching; pedagogy; Assassins; The Screwtape Letters; Ender's Game; Jane Eyre; Walden; The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; Dubliners; Song of Solomon; To Kill a Mockingbird; Labyrinths; Notes from the Underground; The Great Gatsby; Charlotte's Web; Where the Red Fern Grows; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Writing about Literature in the Digital Age is a collaborative effort by students at Brigham Young University who are pushing boundaries of traditional literary study to explore the benefits of digital tools in academic writing. This eBook is a case study of how electronic text formats and blogging can be effectively used to explore literary works, develop one's thinking publicly, and research socially. Students used literary works to read the emerging digital environment while simultaneously using new media to connect them with authentic issues and audiences beyond the classroom. As literacy and literature continue their rapid evolution, accounts like these from early explorers give teachers and students of literature fresh reference points for the liteary-digital future.