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What professional reading strategies are there?

Watch Prof. Philipp Schweighauser sketch out the strategies of close reading, historical contextualization, distant reading, and surface reading.

Next to the lay reading strategies discussed in the previous steps, there are also reading strategies employed by professional readers of literary texts. This video explores four of them.

Philipp Schweighauser introduces you to two well-established reading strategies practiced by literary scholars, namely close reading and historical contextualization; and two recently developed professional strategies, namely distant reading, and surface reading, which challenge our ideas of what it means to read.

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Literature in the Digital Age: from Close Reading to Distant Reading

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