15 March 2014, 9.30-15.00


The development of digital technology and its widespread availability on the personal computer are bringing about a fundamental paradigm shift in the ways that literary texts are read, preserved, disseminated, and studied. Computer-assisted textual analysis is creating the ability and opportunity to add new perspectives to the core questions that have always concerned our exploration of aesthetic works and to expand our interpretational procedures. As the electronic medium is transforming our concept and understanding of literature, it becomes important to clarify its multiple possibilities and tensions. What does digital technology have to offer literary and cultural history? What are the stakes and methodological problems involved in the translation of print materials into digital forms? Çow are digital forms of access changing the institutions that have long sustained literary studies: universities, research centers, publishers, and libraries? How can we exploit the full potential of electronic media without compromising human intuition and insight? What is the best way to integrate new technologies, methodologies and forms of knowledge production into our curriculum and our research?


The symposium on the study of literature in the digital age will address some of these questions in its attempt to reflect on the advent of digital technology and its transformative effects on literary studies. It is organized by the School of English at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with the generous support of the University’s Research Committee and the valuable contribution of the Museum of Byzantine Culture of Thessaloniki.


Participants will receive certificates of attendance


Organiser: Maria Schoina



AUTH Research Committee