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What is close reading?

Though developed well before digital technology, Prof. Philipp Schweighauser explains that close reading remains crucial for readers of digital texts.

Close reading is one of the most widespread scholarly methods in literary criticism and constitutes an indispensable tool, the bread and butter, for professional readers.

Learn about its origins and underlying assumptions, which are outlined by Philipp Schweighauser in this video.

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

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