It is the 5th of February 2020. Exactly two weeks ago I came back to university after the Christmas break. A new year and a new term. One of the modules of my spring term is called “Literature and Media”, and it looks promising.
We are going to discuss the relationship between different forms of media, we are going to watch films, read books and poetry, and look at the way in which the medium shapes the message of the modality. To explain the terminology used in my last sentence: modality is the type of information that is communicated through a medium, the communication technology for distributing the messages. For example, a text or image is a modality, whereas a TV or book is the medium. I learned this last week in our first class. The knowledge comes from Adam Hammond’s Literature in the Digital Age, which will serve as our coursebook and which I might refer back to throughout my posts. My goal is to write about what we discussed and learned in class each week, and I am looking forward to seeing where this is going. These posts will be part of the assessment for this module. Let’s go!