20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module focuses on very recent developments in language and literature, exploring the impact that technology is having upon the written word. We shall cover a selection of major topics during the module, then examine the interrelations that exist between them, asking some `big picture' questions about the nature of digital cultures. Examples of the topics that may be covered include: `Online Environments as a Context for Critical Discussion', `Social Media and Language Change', and `Digital Literature'.

Staff Contact: Michelle Wegrzynska
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars,
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (English Language and Linguistics):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK