Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Art Of Teaching Through Writing and Responsibilities of the Modern Reader In the Digital Age

Charlotte Brontë used many literary tools in Jane Eyre to affect the reader.  It is my belief that the modern digital writer should utilize all of the different tools in his/her arsenal to evoke change in the reader or/and teach the reader, just as Charlotte did with her novel.  My English professor said, "Writing about literature in the digital age is a little bit old and a lot of new, and we need to come to terms with that."  His claim is true.  We must utilize the tools that we have to capture and keep the attention of our audience.  My blog has covered the use of different media types with literature, the author/reader response, the art of teaching and communication, and the responsibilities of the modern reader.  Now, I am working on turning that into one idea, one concept that might a difference if I can just word it in the right way.  The reader, the author, and the text itself must work together to complete the reading experience triangle.  In the digital age, another element has been added, media.  Pictures, videos, slideshows, etc. are utilized to enhance the consumption of the ideas being shared.  But I am still struggling with how to incorporate that idea into my literary text, Jane Eyre...

Do you have any ideas on how to make this work?  Or perhaps another way to connect Jane Eyre, secondary texts, and the concepts and tools behind writing in the digital age?  Any input would be greatly appreciated.  

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