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The challenge of cybertext: teaching literature in the digital world

Raine Koskimaa

Professor at the University of Jyväskylä

Researcher with the Hermeneia research group (UOC)


In this article the changing role of literature and literary discourse in the contemporary media landscape is discussed. Literary scholarship may well be able to maintain its important position in the digitised world, but this requires open dialogue with cultural and media studies. The main focus lies in the emerging field of digital literature. Whereas digital publishing and hypertext editions bear significant consequences for research and education, it is cybertextuality, in particular, which is fundamentally changing our notions of literature.


cybertext, digital culture, digital literature, electracy, electronic media, hypertext, technotexts

Submission date:  February 2007
Published in:  March 2007

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AUTHOR = "Raine Koskimaa",
TITLE = "The challenge of cybertext: teaching literature in the digital world",
JOURNAL = "UOC Papers",
YEAR = "2007",
number = "4",
note = "Online article",
issn = "",
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