Date of Submission

Spring 2019

Academic Programs and Concentrations

Literature

Project Advisor 1

Eric Trudel

Abstract/Artist's Statement

The onset of the digital age has set about a number of changes within the social and economic spheres of contemporary society. Smart technology has entered the lives of contemporary youth, bringing with it copious opportunities. However, research regarding the effect said technology is having on people’s ability to operate in the academic realm is beginning to surface, and the results are concerning. It appears that contemporary youth is struggling within the realm of the humanities, particularly with their ability to read and comprehend literature. With this in mind, my project seeks to study the novel Speak, by Louisa Hall, as an example of a work of literature whose unorthodox form warns of digital media’s effect on the literary mind in a that caters to the implications the novel seeks to inspect.

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