Jag gör en liten avstickare in i litteraturkritiken, men när ingen annan verkar ha gjort kopplingen mellan Boyes ”Ja visst gör det ont” och Samjatins sovjetiska dystopi får väl jag göra det.Läs mer Karin Boye i Sovjet
What to do when bored? Well there’s always Google translate to have some fun with. First we need a text to play with, for instance Shakespeare’s ”To Be or Not To Be”-soliloquy. Not all of it (it is rather lengthy) but a bit, the first part that reads: To be, or not to be: that […]Läs mer A Project that Successor T Wishd Respect
I tried out the new Frankenstein app/novel by Dave Morris for inkle and was confounded at first. It resembles games so far as you constantly have to make choices: after reading a section you must choose between a number of headlines, a choice which directs your path through the story.Läs mer It’s Alive!!!
You ask your students to sum up The Great Gatsby in a tweet, and as always they deliver. Here’s a sample: ”In the gorgeous 20s, one great man forever longing for the love of his life. Love disaster and heartbreak in their dashing, glamorous lives.” ”Everybody who is anybody is seen at Gatsby’s glittering parties. […]Läs mer The Tweeting Twenties
In Japan, young people read on their phones. In Russia, people use the computer when distribution is scarce. In Sweden, kids don’t read. You might have heard of cell phone novels. Since 2003 when the first chapter of pseudonym Yoshi’s Deep Love was launched, cell phone writing and reading has changed Japan’s youth culture. Titles […]Läs mer Why don’t Swedish kids read?