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Now available from Indiana University Press:

From Text to Txting
New Media in the Classroom
Edited by Paul Budra and Clint Burnham

"It is not just that this is a timely collection in response to the way in
which the digital now wholly saturates our classrooms, our thinking, our
reading and writing. It is also that the editors and contributors to From
Text to Txting deeply understand the necessity for humanities teachers and
scholars to stand firmly in the 21st century and look ahead to where
teaching and scholarship ought to go‹toward reading and writing the
videogame as much as the play, parsing tweets as much as poems, making
sense of the comic book as much as the novel." ‹Lori Emerson, Assistant
Professor of English, University of Colorado at Boulder

Literary scholars face a new and often baffling reality in the classroom:
students spend more time looking at glowing screens than reading printed
text. The social lives of these students take place in cyberspace instead
of the student pub. Their favorite narratives exist in video games, not
books. How do teachers who grew up in a different world engage these
students without watering down pedagogy? Clint Burnham and Paul Budra have
assembled a group of specialists in visual poetry, graphic novels, digital
humanities, role-playing games, television studies, and, yes, even the
middle-brow novel, to address this question. Contributors give a brief
description of their subject, investigate how it confronts traditional
notions of the literary, and ask what contemporary literary theory can
illuminate about their text before explaining how their subject can be
taught in the 21st-century classroom.

284 pp., 11 b&w illus.
cloth 978-0-253-00310-2 $80.00
paper 978-0-253-00578-6 $27.00
ebook 978-0-253-00720-9 $21.99

For more information, visit:

For Instructors:
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Laura Baich
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Indiana University Press
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