New short course for English teachers
Beyond the paper page, texts have gradually spread to digital media, to the point that today some of them – equipped with artificial intelligence – have the capacity to generate their own “texts”. From the Dead Sea Scrolls to GPT-3, the history of our narratives has been firmly connected to the history of the medium. What are the role and impact of medium on literary texts and reading practices? How can intermediality be used as a creative strategy?
Medium Matters: From the Page to the Digital Age is a 1-day course that will outline the historical development of the book as a material object, compare different editions of texts (including scholarly editions, ebooks and online resources) and discuss the pedagogical opportunities, as well as the shortcomings, of using digital tools and resources in the classroom.
Organised by the English department of the University of Lausanne, this course is designed for English teachers at secondary I and II-levels.