Skip to main content

Literary Studies: A Computer Assisted Teaching Methodology

Mills, Jon, Chandramohan, Balasubramanyam (1996) Literary Studies: A Computer Assisted Teaching Methodology. Computers and the Humanities, 30 (2). pp. 165-170. ISSN 0010-4817. (doi:10.1007/BF00419793) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:38213)

PDF (restricted due to publisher policy) Publisher pdf
Language: English

Restricted to Repository staff only
[thumbnail of restricted due to publisher policy]
Official URL


We used TACT computer software to teach Joseph Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness to BA (Hons) students at the University of Luton in England. Conrad's novel is one of the texts used in the 'Language and New Literatures' modules (units). In these modules we combine analytical approaches to literary texts with linguistic methods. We used TACT to reinforce the understanding of the text of Heart of Darkness achieved through such a combination of methods. An exposure to the computer-based approaches to the text described in this article made the students' interaction with the text a more complex and rewarding experience.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/BF00419793
Additional information: Cited in Guerra de la Torre, J., 1998. Acerca de los estudios de literatra inglesa en la universidad Espanola.pdf. Atlantis, 22(2), pp.51–68. Available at: Cited in Hardy, D.E., 2002. Technology and Stylistics: The Web Connection. In C. R. Caldas-Coulthard & M. J. Toolan, eds. The Writer’s Craft. the Culture's Techonology. PALA. Cited in Hori, M., 2002. Collocational Style in Two narratives of Bleak House: A Corpus-based Analysis. In C. R. Caldas-Coulthard & M. J. Toolan, eds. The Writer’s Craft, the Culture's Technology. PALA.
Uncontrolled keywords: wordlist, lexical analysis, semantic fields, collocate display, distribution display, index display, KWIC (Key Word In Context) display, text display, literary criticism, aesthetics of printed text
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Francis Mills
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2014 14:55 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:14 UTC
Resource URI: (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
  • Depositors only (login required):