Digital and Cyberculture Studies: Reading in the 21st Century (EAS3218)

30 credits

This module aims to allow students to identify and interrogate the possibilities, and potential threats, digital technology and the surrounding cultures and subcultures offer to the changing practices of reading and living in the 21st century. In an age increasingly dominated by computers, smartphones, cheap digital cameras, videogames, e-readers, and the internet, this course will allow students to engage with the arguments that are going on all around them. As English scholars we have a unique education in the impact of texts upon readers, and this module aims to be part of putting us to work on the texts of our time.

No specialist knowledge is required for the course, but there will be a formative content creation element. The module would be ideal for any student interested in interdisciplinarity.