Elegies Discussion Questions: Why do you think there will be a decline in physical reading? Author Seven Birkerts was unpersuaded about the hypertext, he argued that “words are not words” when they are on screen, there are differences.
He believed that we need to concern about this topic of hypertext Vs traditional text beacuse the transformation of the media of communication maps a larger transformation of consciousness, it changes our experience and our ways of offering response.
Quote from this readinh: Birkerts, Sven. (1994). “Chapter 11: Hypertext: Of mouse and man.” The Gutenberg elegies: The fate of reading in an electronic age.
1. Do you think there is or there will be a decline in physical reading? Books, Newspapers, Magazines,etc. Provide some examples.
2. How would Birkerts respond to Aarseth’s concept of ergodic literature?
The response should include a reference list. Double-space, using Times New Roman 12 pnt font, one-inch margins, and APA style of writing and citations.
An introduction that:
- sets out the context/background of your argument;
- introduces the content of the essay;
- introduces the theoretical perspectives you will be using;
- may define key terms (alternatively you can do the work of defining terms in the second paragraph);
- sets out your thesis statement/line of argument/central contention; and
- explains how the essay will be organised (order of points).
A body containing several paragraphs, each of which will:
- present a topic sentence or central idea supporting your thesis statement/line of argument/central contention;
- contain developing sentences which extend on or amplify the topic sentence;
- give evidence/examples/references that support/relate to your topic sentence; and
- provide a concluding/linking sentence.
A conclusion, which:
- restates your thesis statement/line of argument/central contention; and
- summarises the points and evidence you provided to support your thesis.