This fully updated edition of Redesigning English explores the innovative uses of English from early manuscripts to post-colonial literature, creative writing and developments in new media. Focusing on how English has, and continues to evolve through its global status, there is a strong emphasis on the visual forms of language and communication, and on issues of identity and politics.
New chapters for this edition include:
Introduction. What Makes English into Art? A Tongue for Sighing. Text
Time and Technology in News English. Visual English. English Manuscripts: The Emergence of a Visual Identity