Author Archives: Yin Liu

That’s all for now, folks.

This website, the course blog for the 2016-2017 version of the History and Future of the Book at the University of Saskatchewan, is now more or less static. The course is over. However, this site will remain available for your … Continue reading

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Documenting Poetic Text in a Tweet

Samuel B. I will be discussing a poetic text by Beth Moore documented as a “tweet.” A tweet is a digital document that can contain a text of at most 140 characters, and optionally images or a video. On October … Continue reading

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The Intimacy of Junk Mail

T. Fentiman We have all gotten junk mail before. Opening up your mailbox, with that glimmer of anticipation for that letter from grandma, the cheque you’ve been waiting for or the unexpected surprise card from uncle Carl. There is the … Continue reading

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Morals, Choice, and Immersion in Video Games

Jordan Clifford Since their popularity began in the 80’s and 90’s video games have been seen as by many as a waste of time, a corrupting influence to children, and mindless entertainment. There are endless sensational news articles talking about … Continue reading

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The Merit of Video Game Narratives in Academia

Ashley Wawryk Elyn Achtymichuk’s lectures about the video games inspired a plethora of passionate discussions regarding the nature of video games and whether they should be studied in a university-level English class.  As an avid gamer, I found the lectures … Continue reading

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Impact of a Story

Nicole Clampitt My parents read The Velveteen Rabbit to me and my sister at bedtime so often I still could tell you the entire plot of the story with ease. My family has read and reread that book so many … Continue reading

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