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Writing, Literacy and Word-Processing: Changes in the Concept of Literature in the Framework of New Media

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Executive Summary

Since electronic text systems tend to replace print media, there is no doubt about their impact on the social system of literary communication in the long run. The main hypothesis of this paper is, that in the end books will not be replaced in a strict sense, but transformed into a new function in society in a creative process. The author expect to find new print media and new electronic media in a new system of social communication and information. The author assume an interdependence between 'new' and 'old' media, creatively correlated and interrelated. The following paper deals with assumptions, prerequisites, aims of research and methodological questions of a project on text systems considered as new media.

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