Email exchange with Distinguished Professor J.Hillis Miller (Event)

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Distinguished Professor J. Hillis Miller cites in his article: 'Differences in te Discipline of Literary Study' because our personal email exchanges led to a discussion about how reading literary texts has changed since the powerful infuence of online communication (including social media platforms and smart phones).

Our email conversatios also led to commenting about my own experience teaching in all sorts of University institutions and classrooms over a period of 20-years that enabled me to see a gradual deterioration in students' reading resilience and writing skills that I linked to the increasing use of smart phones and other technologies.

I suggested that the rise of online communication across many different kinds of platforms and devices has led to a crisis in reading and writing as a whole and that this is detrimental to students, teachers and society as a whole.
Event typeOther
LocationBathurst, AustraliaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Literacy, Literature, Reading, Writing, Brain Pathways, Social Media